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HER Number:MDV24964
Name:Farmhouse, Lower Yartyford Farm


A circa early 16th century farmhouse.


Grid Reference:ST 256 051
Map Sheet:ST20NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishMembury
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMEMBURY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST20NE/28
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (XVI - 1501 AD to 1550 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV123995.

All windows and doorways are modern, but for an original three light wood mullioned window in north face. Mrs leach, the owner, said that one of the chimneys had the date 1655 carved on it, but this is not now exposed. Original features inside include exposed ceiling beams, a very large wooden beam over a fire place and a stud and panel partition (osa).

ALCOCK, CITING R.STANES, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV123997.

Jointed cruck recorded (alcock, citing r. Stanes).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV123998.

Doe/hhr:axminster rd(1953).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV123999.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV124000.

Gover, j. E. B. + mawer, a. + stenton, f. M. /the place-names of devon/(1931)646.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV124002.

Doe/hhr:62:part of east devon(19/10/1984)136.

Department of Environment, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV329055.

Lower yartyford. Plastered walls and thatched roof. Brick and stone stacks. Two storeys. Wood casements, some with leaded lights. 17th century and later (doe).

Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1931, The Place-Names of Devon: Part One (Monograph). SDV1312.

Documented in 16th century (mawer et al).

Alcock, N. W., 1981, Cruck Construction: An Introduction and Catalogue, 110 (Report - non-specific). SDV342504.

Jointed cruck recorded (Alcock, citing R. Stanes).

Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

English Heritage, 2013, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV350785.

Lower Yartyford.

Farm House. Circa early 16th century. Plastered stone rubble house. Thatched roof with half-hipped and gabled ends. Two storeys. Long five window range. Wood mullion casements with glazing bars, some with leaded panes and plastered rusticated surrounds. Panelled and glazed door to left of centre with 19th century gabled porch. Stone rubble and brick end and ridge chimney stacks. Circa 17th century wing at rear (north west) forming L-shaped plan.

Interior: Jointed cruck trusses. Cross passage with plank and muntin screen. Large open fireplace with massive timber bressummer carried over round arched doorway to side. Another open fireplace with chamfered bressummer and stone jambs. Stopped chamfer ceiling beams.

Unknown, Feb 1994, Lower Yartyford Farmhouse, 2/421 (Ground Photograph). SDV358324.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV123995Migrated Record: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division.
SDV123997Migrated Record: ALCOCK, CITING R.STANES.
SDV123998Migrated Record:
SDV123999Migrated Record:
SDV124000Migrated Record:
SDV124002Migrated Record:
SDV1312Monograph: Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M.. 1931. The Place-Names of Devon: Part One. The Place-Names of Devon: Part One. VIII. A5 Hardback.
SDV329055Migrated Record: Department of Environment.
SDV342504Report - non-specific: Alcock, N. W.. 1981. Cruck Construction: An Introduction and Catalogue. Council for British Archaeology Research Report. 42. Photocopy. 110.
SDV350785National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2013. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #84893 ]
SDV358324Ground Photograph: Unknown. Feb 1994. Lower Yartyford Farmhouse. Photograph (Paper) + Digital. 2/421.

Associated Monuments

MDV104840Part of: Lower Yartyford Farm (Monument)
MDV22285Related to: Barn, Lower Yartford Farm (Building)
MDV81540Related to: Garden Boundary Wall, Lower Yartyford Farm (Building)
MDV46461Related to: Stone, Lower Yartyford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 14 2015 3:39PM