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HER Number:MDV34404
Name:Barn at Torhill Farm, Manaton


Bank barn at Torhill, Manaton. Dates to the mid 19th century and is a two storey building with shippon. Dry slate roof with gabled ends. Located to the north of the farmhouse. Former horse engine house adjoining to the west included in listing.


Grid Reference:SX 740 814
Map Sheet:SX78SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishManaton
Ecclesiastical ParishMANATON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78SW/207/1
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 84981

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BANK BARN (XIX - 1835 AD to 1875 AD (Between))

Full description

Waterhouse, R., 2007, Torhill Farm, Manaton, 11 (Report - Assessment). SDV347829.

During the mid 19th century when a great deal of money was spent at Torhill, a two-storey bank barn and shippon was constructed on this site. Soon afterwards a wing to the east of this was built with a shippon on the ground floor and hayloft above. An open-fronted cart shed was added on the northern side of this building and a horse engine house was constructed on the western side of the bank barn. (See report for full details.)

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

Barn at Torhill depicted on modern mapping.

English Heritage, 2011, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV347072.

Barn immediately north-west of Torhill Farmhouse, Manaton. Bank barn with shippon below cow-house wing to north-east. Probably early to mid 19th century. Granite rubble walls with dressed granite quoins and lintels. Dry slate roof with gabled ends. Rectangular plan with shippons on ground floor; barn above with access from higher ground level at rear.
Two storeys. Front has four shippon doorways facing farmyard and two loading doors above. Cart entrance at rear. Cow-house wing to north east at right angles forming north side of the farmyard. Granite rubble with dry slate roof, gable ended. Two storey. Door to ground floor left with loading door above. Two windows and ventilation slit at centre, and right-hand doorway with segmental brick arch. Right-hand end appears to be later extension. Forms a group with Torhill Farmhouse. (Description 1987) Other details: LB UID: 84981.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #88305 ]
SDV347072National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2011. National Heritage List for England. Website.
SDV347829Report - Assessment: Waterhouse, R.. 2007. Torhill Farm, Manaton. A4 Comb Bound. 11.

Associated Monuments

MDV77805Part of: Torhill farm, Manaton (Monument)
MDV34405Related to: Ash house at Torhill Farm, Manaton (Monument)
MDV34403Related to: Farmhouse at Torhill, Manaton (Building)
MDV106712Related to: Former shippon at Torhill Farm, Manaton (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV5291 - Assessment of buildings at Torhill, Manaton

Date Last Edited:Jun 9 2016 11:38AM