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HER Number:MDV61865
Name:Higher Compton Barton


Planned range of farm buildings with an integral farmhouse, built circa 1850.


Grid Reference:SX 872 649
Map Sheet:SX86SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishMarldon
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishMARLDON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX86SE/163
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 100614

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Wade-Martins, S., 1999, Thematic Survey of Planned and Model Farms: Devon, 9 (Un-published). SDV17916.

Higher Compton Barton. Planned farm dated circa 1850. Arranged around courtyard with bank barn and integral farmhouse.

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

English Heritage, 2011, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV347072.

Planned range of farm buildings with an integral farmhouse. Circa 1850. Stone rubble with low pitched corrugated iron hipped roofs. House partly slate hung and with asbestos slate roof. Two storey ranges built around three sides of a yard. On south-east side a long bank barn with three segmentally arched barn doorways on higher outer side with plank doors and slated canopies. The north end of this range is engine house with drive shaft projecting for external steam engine. Facing yard three loft doors and ventilation slits above a row of closely spaced shippon doors. North-east range occupied by shippons with lofts above at south-east end and house at north-west end with slate hung first floor facing yard. First floor sashes and 20th century glazed door; and with single storey projection into yard. The first floor of the house continues over large cart entrance archway in north-west corner which has ashlar portal on outer side with segmental arch with keyblock, imposts and large plank double doors. On north-west side of yard a range of stables with lofts above. At south-west end of north west range an open-fronted five-bay cattle shelter with cast iron posts supporting roof. In the centre of the yard is small detached stone rubble building with ashlar plinth, hipped slurried slate roof. Possibly granary, with external steps to loft door at one end, and small ground floor opening at opposite end with cast iron railings around it. Large granite cider mill beyond the railings. All openings have segmental arches and some retain their plank doors. Low enclosing wall on fourth, south-west, side with small single storey building with cart entrance and flanking windows. A complete and good example of a planned farmstead of the high farming era, especially interesting because of the integral farmhouse.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV17916Un-published: Wade-Martins, S.. 1999. Thematic Survey of Planned and Model Farms: Devon. Thematic Survey of Planned and Model Farms: Devon. A4 Stapled. 9.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #96889 ]
SDV347072National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2011. National Heritage List for England. Website.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 24 2011 3:39PM