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HER Number:MDV27138
Name:Stables, Ford Farm


A circa late 18th century/early 19th century stables.


Grid Reference:ST 272 053
Map Sheet:ST20NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishMembury
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMEMBURY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST20NE/22/1
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HAYLOFT (XVIII to XIX - 1750 AD to 1850 AD (Between))
  • STABLE (XVIII to XIX - 1750 AD to 1850 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 1984, 62: Part of East Devon, 119 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV326854.

Stables immediately north of Ford Farmhouse, Casehaye Lane. Stable range circa late 18th century/early 19th century. Stone rubble.

Devon and Somerset County Councils, 2000-2002, Historic Farmsteads Database, BH144.1 (Machine readable data file). SDV349681.

Stables. The stable range is built down a slope, to the north of the house, at right angles to the main block. The earliest part of the building is to the east. The range was extended later to the west. Both sections were lofted. In the 20th century, a lean-to was built up against the west end, and later, a flat roofed garage was attached to the west of the lean-to. Limestone; Rubble stone, brick / concrete block repairs. The front has been partially rebuilt in concrete block and faced in stone rubble. Limestone quoins. Pantile. Triple pantile. A-frame. 6-bays. Gable-ended. A replacement roof of A-frames. The apexes are lap-jointed. 2 sets of butt purlins. RIdgeboard. Door/s; timber window/s. The front elevation, which faces south, has an inserted double doorway in the east end, with a loft loading hatch above. In the later section to the west, there is a wide man-door, with a loft loading hatch above and a timber -framed window with a central mullion and timber shutters to the left, at ground floor level. The doors are planked and are held by strap hinges in solid frames. There is a small, blocked window to the right of the man door. The east gable end has a loft hatch with a plank door held on strap hinges with teardrop finials in a solid frame. There is a shuttered window below, in a solid frame. To the rear there is a small window with timber shutters. Cobble floor; hayloft; Keeping place. The loft was supported on three crossbeams, which are chamfered, with step stops. The doorways have rounded masonry jambs. The upper section is divided from the lower section by a half-height cob and stone rubble partition wall. There is a timber -lined keeping place in the partition wall. Currently disused.

Thorp, J., 2003, Ford Farm, BH144010 (Ground Photograph). SDV351991.

Thorp, J., 2003, Ford Farm, BH144014, BH144021-BH144022 (Un-published). SDV351992.

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

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

Stables immediately north of Ford Farmhouse.

Stable range. Circa late 18th century/early 19th century. Stone rubble. Tiled roof with gabled ends. Ground floor stable doors and loft doors above. Included for group value.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV326854List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1984. 62: Part of East Devon. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 119.
SDV349681Machine readable data file: Devon and Somerset County Councils. 2000-2002. Historic Farmsteads Database. BH144.1.
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: #85606 ]
SDV351991Ground Photograph: Thorp, J.. 2003. Ford Farm. Blackdown Hills Historic Farmstead Survey. Digital. BH144010.
SDV351992Un-published: Thorp, J.. 2003. Ford Farm. Blackdown Hills Historic Farmstead Survey. Digital. BH144014, BH144021-BH144022.

Associated Monuments

MDV104775Part of: Ford Farm (Monument)
MDV77359Related to: Barn, Ford Farm, Membury (Building)
MDV104778Related to: Cart Shed, Ford Farm (Building)
MDV104780Related to: Cattleshed, Ford Farm (Building)
MDV22282Related to: Farmhouse, Ford Farm (Building)
MDV104776Related to: Granary, Ford Farm (Building)
MDV104779Related to: Pigsty, Ford Farm (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 21 2013 2:33PM