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HER Number:MDV35469
Name:Shippon at West Coombe Farm, North Bovey


17th century shippon, constructed from granite ashlar and rubble with corrugated iron roof. Long rectangular plan at present divided into three parts by stone walls which might be insertions. Storage lofts above.


Grid Reference:SX 709 825
Map Sheet:SX78SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishNorth Bovey
Ecclesiastical ParishNORTH BOVEY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78SW/35/4
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SHIPPON STOCK BUILDING (Built, XVI to XVII - 1600 AD to 1699 AD (Between))

Full description

South West Heritage Trust, 1838-1848, Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments (Cartographic). SDV359954.

Shown on the Tithe Map.

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

By the later 19th century, the shippon has been altered slightly; joined to a building to the north.

Department of Environment, 1987, North Bovey, 181 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV348844.

Shippon directly north-west of Lower West Coombe Farmhouse.
Shippon. Probably 17th century. Granite ashlar to left and right ends of south-east face extending partially across gable ends, small section of ashlar to left of centre. Otherwise granite rubble. Corrugated iron roof with gable ends.
Long rectangular plan at present divided into three parts by stone walls which might be insertions. Storage lofts above.
Two storeys. South-east face has probably original doorway towards left end with dressed stone surround integral with ashlar stonework. Lintel consists of three stones including taller central keystone. Ventilation slit to right of doorway, two doorways towards right end with possible blocked doorway to the left of them which now incorporates window opening with loading doorway above. In left gable end is loading doorway with earlier blocked granite framed opening just below to the right.
Interior of central room has blocked doorway in rear wall opposite that in the front wall. Right-hand room contains heavy cross beam with worn chamfer, which is forked just before it reaches the front wall.

Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

Depicted on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV348844List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1987. North Bovey. Historic Houses Register. A4 Single Sheet. 181.
SDV359954Cartographic: South West Heritage Trust. 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Digital.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #88627 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV77039Part of: Higher West Coombe, North Bovey (Monument)
MDV22113Part of: SETTLEMENT in the Parish of North Bovey (Monument)
MDV22116Related to: Higher West Coombe Farmhouse, North Bovey (Building)
MDV22117Related to: Lower West Coombe Farmhouse, North Bovey (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 5 2018 2:00PM