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HER Number:MDV33135
Name:Barn at Lower Allerton Farm


Barn at Lower Allerton Farm probably with 16th century origins with later alterations


Grid Reference:SX 763 614
Map Sheet:SX76SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDartington
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishDARTINGTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX76SE/45/1
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 101013

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BARN (XV to XIX - 1500 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Building shown on 19th century map at Lower Allerton Farm.

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

Exeter Industrial Archaeology Group, 1972, Dartington Houses: a survey, 11 (Report - Survey). SDV163528.

Opposite Lower Allerton is a barn or shippon, built of cob and rubble masonry with a shoulder headed door, probably 16th century.

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

Outbuilding immediately to the south of Lower Allerton Farmhouse was Listed on 8th July 1986. Farm building, (original use not known) probably of 16th century origin with later alterations. Local limestone rubble and some cob under a corrugated asbestos roof with gabled ends. Small single storey, single cell building built into the bank at the rear; the lower level to front has stone steps to wide doorway on the right with 16th century chamfered wooden doorframe with shouldered head. Late 19th century stone rubble lean-to on left of front. At rear ventilation slit with iron stanchion bar; this section of the wall appears to be blocking of a former opening. Interior: 20th century roof structure. The rear wall inside has slight projection but there is no sign of a fireplace. The inside walls are partly plastered. Other details: LBS Number 101013.

Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV154869List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: English Heritage. 2010. Historic Houses Register. Historic Houses Register. Website.
SDV163528Report - Survey: Exeter Industrial Archaeology Group. 1972. Dartington Houses: a survey. Exeter Industrial Archaeology Group Report. Unknown. 11.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #87672 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV33136Related to: Allerton Pottery Barn north-west of Lower Allerton Farmhouse (Building)
MDV14335Related to: Lower Allerton Farmhouse (Building)
MDV33138Related to: The Round House west of Lower Allerton Farmhouse (Monument)
MDV33137Related to: Two Outbuildings south-west of Lower Allerton Farmhouse (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 10 2010 2:14PM