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HER Number:MDV42500
Name:Pigsties 20 meters south-east of Bullaton Farmhouse


Range of pigsties in the southern yard, adjacent to the poultry houses. Only the masonry shell of this building remained when repairs were undertaken in 1993, adding a roof and new doors.


Grid Reference:SX 801 820
Map Sheet:SX88SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBovey Tracey
Ecclesiastical ParishBOVEY TRACEY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX88SW/40/5

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PIGSTY (XVIII to XIX - 1751 AD to 1840 AD (Between))

Full description

1840, Tithe Map (Cartographic). SDV339770.

The pigsties are depicted on the 1840 Tithe Map of Bullaton farm.

Griffiths, D. M., 1991, Annotated 1880s map of Bullaton Farm (Cartographic). SDV299702.

Shown on map of 1889. (Annotated as ‘pigsties’, although this seems to refer to the poultry house as well). Other details: In parish file - annotations thought to be by DMG.

Thorp, J. + Cox, J., 1994, Bullaton Farm, Bovey Tracey, 40 (Report - Assessment). SDV347253.

The pigsties, described in 1919 as ‘4 piggeries’ were recorded in a ruinous state (photographs in report) just before their repair in 1993. This building is the eastern of the two parallel ranges aligned north-south in the southern yard at Bullaton, separated from the poultry houses at the rear by a narrow passage. The building comprises four similar sties under one continuous roof with a shelter or porch at the northern end. The block measures 12.6 by 2.6 meters and is gable-ended. Each sty is around 2.2 meters long with a cobbled floor.
None of the original timberwork remained so the entire roof structure was replaced and laid with corrugated iron in 1993. New doors were also provided at this time. It is unclear whether this building was originally lofted, which is often usual for a structure such as this.

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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV299702Cartographic: Griffiths, D. M.. 1991. Annotated 1880s map of Bullaton Farm. Ordnance Survey Map. Digital.
SDV339770Cartographic: 1840. Tithe Map. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Map (Paper).
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #91428 ]
SDV347253Report - Assessment: Thorp, J. + Cox, J.. 1994. Bullaton Farm, Bovey Tracey. Keystone Historic Buildings Consultants Report. K405. A4 Comb Bound. 40.

Associated Monuments

MDV22325Part of: Bullaton Farmstead, Bovey Tracey (Building)
MDV37294Related to: Bullaton farmhouse, Bovey Tracey (Building)
MDV42502Related to: Farm building 50 meters south-east of Bullaton Farmhouse (Building)
MDV42503Related to: Mash house and root store 20 meters south-east of Bullaton Farmhouse (Building)
MDV80035Related to: Poultry house 15 meters south-east of Bullaton farmhouse (Monument)
MDV42501Related to: Shippon 40 meters south-east of Bullaton Farmhouse (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV5065 - Assessment of buildings at Bullaton Farm, Bovey Tracey

Date Last Edited:Feb 19 2018 2:20PM