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HER Number:MDV44497
Name:Gatepiers at Highford Farm, Hartland

Summary

Gatepiers surmounted by a lion and sheep and each bearing a plaque reading 'On how peaceful art though 'o' Highford J. B. 1896'.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 296 238
Map Sheet:SS22SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHartland
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishHARTLAND

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS22SE/59
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • GATE PIER (Dated, XIX - 1896 AD to 1896 AD)

Full description

Department of Environment, 1989, Hartland, 66 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV114.

Highford farm. Gate piers. Dated 1896 built by James Berriman. Square chamfered piers with plinth and moulded cornice with flat capping, surmounted by a lion and sheep couchant. On front of each piers a plaque reading "On how peaceful art thou 'o' Highford J. B.1896". Flanking banded rubble walls with brick dressings. Contemporary iron gate with simple cresting. This gateway forms part of an ambitious planned farm of the 1880's - 1890's belonging to James Berriman and notable for its decorative designs as well as carefully planned layout. Source: Strong's Industries of North Devon - David and Charles reprint.


Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J., 2007, The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report, No. 2 (Report - Assessment). SDV339712.

Highford Farm gate piers. Dated 1896 built by James Berriman. Surmounted by lion and sheep couchant. Inscribed plaques. Iron gate. Part of ambitious planned farm of 1880's - 1890's. This is 'Alpha' gate; 'Omega' gate at other end of estate (site 2247).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV114List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1989. Hartland. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 66. [Mapped feature: #26695 ]
SDV339712Report - Assessment: Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J.. 2007. The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report. Exeter Archaeology Report. 06.22 (rev.1). A4 Stapled + Digital. No. 2.

Associated Monuments

MDV74084Related to: Omega Gate at Lighthouse Cross (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jul 16 2015 2:31PM