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HER Number:MDV36859
Name:Buckland Manor, Threshing Barn


Early 18th century threshing barn and horse engine house. Contains complete massive gearing beam with horse-driven vertically shafted winding cog.


Grid Reference:SS 483 377
Map Sheet:SS43NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBraunton
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBRAUNTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS43NE/26/4
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II*): 98287
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BARN (Post Medieval to XVIII - 1540 AD to 1800 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 1985, Braunton, 15 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV73918.

Threshing barn with attached horse engine house. 1712 by 2 datestones, both initialled 'H. I.', at lower end. Rubble with pantiled roof, gabled upper end, hipped at lower end. Rubble outshuts with pantiled lean-to roof added on both sides. Two large double threshing doors at upper end, that to right retains original planking. Six trusses with straight heavy principals survive with pegged collars and 2 tiers of purlins. Horse engine house to rear with decagonal roof of small slates supported on tapering rubble pillars, partially infilled on 7 sides with rubble walling, circular in plan. Three tiers of purlins between rafters, torched, with some replacement principals. Complete massive gearing beam with horse-driven vertically shafted winding cog makes this a rare and unusually complete survival. Other details: 11/24.

Wade-Martins, S., 2000, The Farmsteads of Devon: A Thematic Survey, 17 (Monograph). SDV351739.

Rare survival of machinery in horse engine house.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV351739Monograph: Wade-Martins, S.. 2000. The Farmsteads of Devon: A Thematic Survey. A4 Grip Bound + Digital. 17.
SDV73918List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1985. Braunton. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 15.

Associated Monuments

MDV11860Related to: Buckland Manor (Building)
MDV36955Related to: Buckland Manor Outbuildings (Building)
MDV36956Related to: Buckland Manor Shippon (Building)
MDV36860Related to: Buckland Manor Stables (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 29 2018 10:31AM