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HER Number:MDV27541
Name:Redgate Farmhouse


A two storey house of circa 16th century date. The house forms the south side of the farmstead and is detached from the farm buildings.


Grid Reference:SY 250 978
Map Sheet:SY29NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishShute
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHUTE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY29NE/115
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 88145

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (XVI - 1501 AD to 1600 AD (Between))

Full description

60-88CM THICK, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV129676.

One-and-a-half storeys. Three room and cross passage in line with 2 storey addition on w end. Walls of rubble with limewash/rendering (60-88cm thick). Windows mostly wooden casements. Thatched roof, with some fragments of smoke-blackened thatch in roof space.

INSCRIBED 1567, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV129677.

Cambered + chamfered beams observed. Post + panel partitions, one inscribed "15 newbury", another inscribed with a four-lobed archaic christian symbol. Hall side of head beam of another partition inscribed "15 ws" and the date 1567 combined with a wool mark. Present stairs a rebuild on the site of earlier ones. Smoke blackened jointed cruck observed. When built in 15c, probably comprised an open hall with low partitions dividing it from inner room + cross passage. Remnants of partitions forming cross passage survive. In phase 2 fireplaces + stacks inserted, with associated ceiling beams + floors and a turret staircase. Partition 3 (inscribed 1567) also inserted together with a peaked head doorway (now mostly cut away) and related first floor partition.

DALLIMORE ET AL, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV129678.

In phase 3 (early 18c) a third fireplace was installed and the inner room became a parlour. The addition on the w gable was also built at that time, probably as a dairy with cheese loft over (dallimore et al).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV129679.

Doe/hhr:62:part of east devon(19/10/1984)149.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV129680.

Des=dallimore, j. + penoyre, j. + penoyre, j. /(-/6/1994)/survey of redgate farmhouse/in pf.

Department of Environment, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV329550.

House forms s side of farmstead, detached from farm buildings.

Exeter Archaeology, 2003-2004, East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey, Site No. 997 (Archive - Survey). SDV351568.

Redgate Farmhouse. c. 15th/16th century house. Listed Grade II. 18th century or early 19th century barn to north and c. early 19th century stables and cartshed to northeast also Listed Grade II.

Ordnance Survey, 2015, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV357601.

Ordnance Survey, 2015, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV357601.

English Heritage, 2015, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV357602.

Farmhouse. Circa C16 house. Plastered and whitewashed stone rubble. Thatched roof with half-hipped and hipped ends. Two storeys. Long six window range. Casements with glazing bars, some with leaded panes. Doorway off centre with wide modern two-storey porch, the main roof thatch continued over porch. Rebuilt brick ridge and end chimney stacks.
Interior. Jointed cruck trusses. Cross passage with plank and muntin screen either side and another plank and muntin screen at upper (east) end with carved date 1567. Stopped chamfer ceiling beams. Central chimney with open fireplace with chamfered stone jambs and cambered bressumer. Another chimney stack in lower (west) end with internal circular oven.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV129676Migrated Record: 60-88CM THICK.
SDV129677Migrated Record: INSCRIBED 1567.
SDV129678Migrated Record: DALLIMORE ET AL.
SDV129679Migrated Record:
SDV129680Migrated Record:
SDV329550Migrated Record: Department of Environment.
SDV351568Archive - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2003-2004. East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey. East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey. Digital + Mixed Archive Material. Site No. 997.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #85768 ]
SDV357602National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2015. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV81850Related to: Barn north of Redgate Farmhouse (Building)
MDV27543Related to: Stables and Cart Shed, Redgate Farm (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 13 2016 8:25AM