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HER Number:MDV29668
Name:Brownston Farmhouse, Rattery


Farmhouse, probably 16th century origins, remodelled and extended in the late 17th century and remodelled again in the 18th century.


Grid Reference:SX 751 625
Map Sheet:SX76SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishRattery
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishRATTERY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX76SE/85
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 99304

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (XVI to XVIII - 1501 AD to 1800 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 1986, Rattery, 27 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV157873.

Farmhouse. Circa 16th century origin, remodelled and extended in circa late 17th century and remodelled again in circa 18th century. Rendered stone rubble slurried slate roof with gabled ends and heightened eaves. Early crested ridge tiles over rear wing. Rendered stacks at gable ends. Originally probably a three room and through across passage plan, much altered to form end stack plan with later partitions to form room at either end and other alterations. Early 19th century panelled door and 20th century timber porch. Roof mainly replaced in parts during the 18th/19th/20th centuries.

Waterhouse, R., 1998, Smoking Chambers in Devon, Part 2, 6; figure 2 (Article in Serial). SDV348115.

Smoking chamber in a prevously unrecorded design. The fireplace is narrow so two ovens can be fitted in to the side. See article for full details.

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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV157873List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1986. Rattery. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 27.
SDV348115Article in Serial: Waterhouse, R.. 1998. Smoking Chambers in Devon, Part 2. Devon Buildings Group Newsletter. 16. A4 Stapled + Digital. 6; figure 2.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #86541 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 25 2019 10:59AM