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HER Number:MDV27170
Name:Stables at Penny Hill Farm, Stockland


Stables dating to the early 19th century.


Grid Reference:ST 246 016
Map Sheet:ST20SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishStockland
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSTOCKLAND

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST20SW/87/1
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 88234

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • STABLE (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Clements, H. A., Report on Buildings at Risk in the Devon Part of the Blackdown Hills, 23, 94 (Report - non-specific). SDV344049.

In poor condition.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV136730.

Doe/hhr:62:part of east devon(19/10/1984)178.

Department of Environment, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV329496.

Stables immediately south east of penny hill farmhouse, penny hill. Circa early c19. Stone rubble. Slate roof with stone coping to gable ends. Two storey (doe).

Clements, H. A., 1994, Survey of Farmsteads in the Devon Part of the Blackdown Hills, Plan and photo (Report - Survey). SDV344050.

19th century stables (B.A.R. 2.2.3).

Devon County Council, 1997-2002, Buildings at Risk Survey in the Devon Part of the Blackdown Hills AONB (Un-published). SDV344048.

Site visit in 1988 ascertained that the building is in good condition, well maintained and still in agricultural use. Wrongly listed as being at risk. To be removed from Buildings at Risk Register. Other details: Photos.

Humphreys, C., 2000, Penny Hill Farm, BH004003 (Ground Photograph). SDV349753.

Humphreys, C., 2000, Penny Hill, BH004022-BH004025 (Un-published). SDV350981.

Devon and Somerset County Councils, 2000-2002, Historic Farmsteads Database, Building BH004.01 (Machine readable data file). SDV349681.

Visited 6th June 2000 by Colin Humphreys. The stable range on south-east side of the yard is comprised of a stable with a hayloft above to the south and a cider house and cellar, with apple loft above to the north.
Local stone rubble laid to rough courses with sandstone ashlar coping to verges. Dressings in sandstone. Five bays, 3 scissor braced trusses carrying staggered butt purlins with tusk tenons and a ridge board. The principals rest on timber pads and have notched mortise and tenon joints at the apex held by a peg. Corrugated iron and slate covering.
12.9 metres by 5.52 metres by 4.67 metres to eaves.
Stable and cider house both have front doorways with plain shuttered 2 light windows to south. Third doorway at north end to cellar which lit by another two- light window round the corner in the end wall ( this one protected by iron bars ). First floor has three more two-light windows on the front and two hayloft loading hatches to rear, one at each end. The doorways have plain frames ( replaced to stable) and doors appear to be 20th century replacements ( plain plank).
Interior has original plain carpentry with chamfered beams and narrow joists. Stable converted to cowshed with concrete floor and stalls. Earlier arrangement of boxes against rear (east wall) suggested by feeding gap along rear wall from hayloft which is interrupted by loading hatch platform on diagonal joists. There is a small cupboard alcove near front of south wall and opposite on north wall, a board with a series of large timber pegs for tack. Cider House with cobble floor. Ceiling has trap from loft to crusher. Current occupant remembers working the press.
In fair condition.

English Heritage, 2010, Historic Houses Register (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV154869.

Stables immediately south-east of Penny Hill Farmhouse. Circa early 19th century. Stone rubble. Slate roof with stone coping to gable ends. Two storeys. Ground floor two plank door and two-light windows. Three small loft openings above. Including for group value. Date listed: 19th October 1984.

Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

Rook, P., 2012, Penny Hill Farm (Ground Photograph). SDV355122.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV136730Migrated Record:
SDV154869List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: English Heritage. 2010. Historic Houses Register. Historic Houses Register. Website.
SDV329496Migrated Record: Department of Environment.
SDV344048Un-published: Devon County Council. 1997-2002. Buildings at Risk Survey in the Devon Part of the Blackdown Hills AONB. Buildings at Risk Survey in the Devon Part of the Blackdown Hills AONB. Mixed Archive Material + Digital.
SDV344049Report - non-specific: Clements, H. A.. Report on Buildings at Risk in the Devon Part of the Blackdown Hills. Devon County Council Report. A4 Comb Bound + Digital. 23, 94.
SDV344050Report - Survey: Clements, H. A.. 1994. Survey of Farmsteads in the Devon Part of the Blackdown Hills. A4 Comb Bound + Digital. Plan and photo.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #85625 ]
SDV349681Machine readable data file: Devon and Somerset County Councils. 2000-2002. Historic Farmsteads Database. Building BH004.01.
SDV349753Ground Photograph: Humphreys, C.. 2000. Penny Hill Farm. Photograph (Digital). BH004003.
SDV350981Un-published: Humphreys, C.. 2000. Penny Hill. Digital. BH004022-BH004025.
SDV355122Ground Photograph: Rook, P.. 2012. Penny Hill Farm. Built on Earth. Photograph (Digital).

Associated Monuments

MDV77464Part of: Penny Hill Farm, Stockland (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4580 - Buildings at Risk Survey
  • EDV4654 - Buildings at Risk Re-Survey
  • EDV4655 - Survey of Farmsteads in the Blackdown Hills

Date Last Edited:May 14 2015 11:04AM