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HER Number:MDV37488
Name:Bank Barn at Hole Farm, Witheridge


Stone built bank barn with cattle shelters on the ground floor and a former threshing floor above, with opposing central, double doorways. Adjoining the barn is a lower, two storey stable block and at the rear of the barn is a horse engine house.


Grid Reference:SS 814 152
Map Sheet:SS81NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishWitheridge
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWITHERIDGE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS81NW/37/1
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BANK BARN (Built, XIX - 1801 AD (Between) to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 1987, Witheridge, 59 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV338940.

Bank barn to west of Hole Farmhouse. Hay barn with threshing floor, integral stalls set below, engine house at the rear. Mid C19. Coursed rubble, slate roof to coped verges in 2 sections on front, engine house with a segmental slate roof at the rear.
Plan: bank barn, long rectangular hay barn on first floor inset into the side of a hill, large central threshing floor, (now removed) with large doorways opposite to each other. On the ground floor cattle shelters with openings on the downhill side; to right of front a 2-storeyed stable of lower height, single storeyed engine house at the rear of the left end.
Exterior: 2 storeys, front with 2 large full-height 2-stage buttresses, projecting pentice over, these flank a central door opening on the first floor, plank doors. Further secondary buttresses to each side. On the ground floor 4-segmental headed openings to the cattle shelters. Stable to right with a door opening. At the rear the polygonal engine house. Interior: with early C19 strutted king-post roof. Engine house to the rear with machinery removed

Child, P., 1988, Bank Barn, Hole Farm, Witheridge (Ground Photograph). SDV365419.

Photo showing the front of the barn.

Ordnance Survey, 2023, Mastermap 2023 (Cartographic). SDV365227.

Barn shown, with a horse engine house on the north side.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV338940List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1987. Witheridge. Historic Houses Register. Unknown. 59.
SDV365227Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2023. Mastermap 2023. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #140484 ]
SDV365419Ground Photograph: Child, P.. 1988. Bank Barn, Hole Farm, Witheridge. Devon County Council Historic Buildings Photo. Photograph (Paper) + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV37487Related to: Hole Farmhouse, Witheridge (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 12 2023 11:06AM