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HER Number:MDV40366
Name:Threshing barn at Southwood farm, Christow

Summary

Threshing barn. Probably late 17th century. Cob on stone rubble footings ; corrugated iron roof, gabled at ends. Rectangular on plan, with the remains of a horse engine house on the west side; partly stone, with corrugated iron roof supported in part by a granite monolith.
Part of the timber threshing floor survives.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 834 861
Map Sheet:SX88NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishChristow
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishCHRISTOW

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX88NW/68/4
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • THRESHING BARN (Built, XVII - 1650 AD to 1699 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Horse engine house depicted on the late 19th century historic map; not shown on the Tithe Map.


Department of Environment, 1988, Christow, 89 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV308409.

Threshing barn about 80 metres west of Southwood Farmhouse. Threshing barn. Probably late 17th century. Cob on stone rubble footings; corrugated iron roof, gabled at ends.
Plan: threshing barn, rectangular on plan, with the remains of a horse engine house on the west side. The barn has opposed doors.
Exterior: partly lofted. Pair of probably 18th century doors on front in centre in a chamfered pegged doorframe. The horse engine house at the rear is partly stone, the corrugated iron roof supported in part by a granite monolith.
Interior: part of the timber threshing floor survives. The rear door is probably also 18th century with ingenious timber bolts with catches to the upper and lower door. Roof: 2 circa late 17th century trusses with straight main rafters, the collars halved and dovetailed on to the rafters, diagonally-set ridge, trenched purlins.


Ordnance Survey, 2017, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359962.

L-shaped barn on the western side of the farm, with horse engine house on the western wall.


Historic England, 2017, National Heritage List for England, 1163971 (National Heritage List for England). SDV359963.

CHRISTOW FOXHOLE HILL (off), Christow SX 88 NW 2/115 Threshing barn about 80 metres west of Southwood Farmhouse GV II
Threshing barn. Probably late C17. Cob on stone rubble footings ; corrugated iron roof, gabled at ends.
Plan: Threshing barn, rectangular on plan, with the remains of a horse engine house on the west side. The barn has opposed doors.
Exterior: Partly lofted. Pair of probably C18 doors on front in centre in a chamfered pegged doorframe. The horse engine house at the rear is partly stone, the corrugated iron roof supported in part by a granite monolith.
Interior: Part of the timber threshing floor survives. The rear door is probably also C18 with ingenious timber bolts with catches to the upper and lower door.
Roof: 2 circa late C17 trusses with straight main rafters, the collars halved and dovetailed on to the rafters, diagonally-set ridge, trenched purlins.
Listing NGR: SX8340586103

Sources / Further Reading

SDV308409List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1988. Christow. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 89.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV359962Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2017. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #90742 ]
SDV359963National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2017. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. 1163971.

Associated Monuments

MDV22137Part of: Southwood farmstead, Christow (Monument)
MDV40365Related to: Cider House at Southwood Farm, Christow (Building)
MDV40364Related to: Outbuilding at Southwood Farm, Christow (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Mar 24 2017 9:45AM