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HER Number:MDV45107
Name:Yard Farm

Summary

The farmstead is shown on the Ordnance Survey 25 inch map of the 1880s-1890s.

Location

Grid Reference:ST 193 044
Map Sheet:ST10SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishUpottery
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMONKTON
Ecclesiastical ParishUPOTTERY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST10SE/233

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Unattributed, Yard Farm, BH281001-BH281006 (Ground Photograph). SDV355026.


Unattributed, Yard Farm, BH281007, BH281021-BH281022 (Un-published). SDV355028.


Foster, K. + Skinner, R., 01/2016, A30 to A303 Honiton to Devonshire Inn Improvement Scheme, Honiton, Devon (Report - Assessment). SDV359378.

DBA undertaken along a corridor associated with the A30/A303 between Honiton and Devonshire Inn. This study is intended to inform the development of options for improvements to the A30/A303 between Honiton and Devonshire Inn.

Yard Farmhouse is a 16th-century farmhouse with a core that is typical Blackdown Hills vernacular with a three room plan with chert rubble walls. The farmhouse was subject to improvements and refurbishment in the 16th, 17th and 19th centuries and has a slate roof and brick topped chimney stacks. The farmhouse is set within a complex of farm buildings and gardens on a private lane to the west of the A30 and was not visited. Beyond the farm buildings the farm’s setting comprises agricultural fields of pasture on slopes to the east of the River Otter. It is likely that the farmhouse overlooks the valley.

The house derives its significance from its evidential (architectural value), its aesthetic value as a typical Blackdown Hills cottage and from its historical value as a surviving feature of the late-medieval landscape. The farmhouse’s immediate setting amongst its gardens and farm buildings is its most important, the building having a functional link with the house and the gardens representing a secluded, intimate space from which to experience the house. The setting of fields around the farm is also important as it represents the farmhouse’s original, historic setting with a close functional link to the working of the farm. The busy A30 passes the farm to the east but is screened from it by trees and buildings.

Any scheme that affects the fields in the vicinity of Yard Farmhouse or the Otter Valley to the west would be considered to be within the farmhouse’s setting and would be likely to impact upon the its significance.


Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

'Yard' is marked.


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

'Yard Farm' is marked.


Simpson, S. J. + Turton, S. D. + Weddell, P. J., 1989, A Preliminary Archaeological Assessment of the Preferred Route of the A30/A303 (Honiton-Marsh) and A35 Honiton Eastern Bypass, 5 (Report - Assessment). SDV136349.

Yard Farm was known as ‘Lower Yard’ in 1809. This name is documented in as early as 1332.


Devon and Somerset County Councils, 2000-2002, Historic Farmsteads Database, BH281 (Machine readable data file). SDV349681.

No information supplied.


Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV136349Report - Assessment: Simpson, S. J. + Turton, S. D. + Weddell, P. J.. 1989. A Preliminary Archaeological Assessment of the Preferred Route of the A30/A303 (Honiton-Marsh) and A35 Honiton Eastern Bypass. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 89.16. A4 Stapled + Digital. 5.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV349681Machine readable data file: Devon and Somerset County Councils. 2000-2002. Historic Farmsteads Database. BH281.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #92396 ]
SDV355026Ground Photograph: Unattributed. Yard Farm. Blackdown Hills Historic Farmstead Survey. Digital. BH281001-BH281006.
SDV355028Un-published: Unattributed. Yard Farm. Blackdown Hills Historic Farmstead Survey. Digital. BH281007, BH281021-BH281022.
SDV359378Report - Assessment: Foster, K. + Skinner, R.. 01/2016. A30 to A303 Honiton to Devonshire Inn Improvement Scheme, Honiton, Devon. Wessex Archaeology. 111160.01. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV82079Parent of: Yard Farmhouse, Yard Farm (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Mar 8 2017 4:23PM