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HER Number:MDV62382
Name:Former threshing barn 70 metres south of Alston farmhouse, Ashburton


Former threshing-barn, later poundhouse, now garage and store adjoining Alston Cottage (unlisted late 19th century building). Barn is probably early 16th century. Stone rubble construction with a large area of cob in left end of front wall. Roofed with corrugated iron.


Grid Reference:SX 776 719
Map Sheet:SX77SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishAshburton
Ecclesiastical ParishASHBURTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SE/13/2
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • THRESHING BARN (XV to XVI - 1500 AD to 1550 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

Depicted on the modern mapping.

English Heritage, 2014, National Heritage List for England, 1200959 (National Heritage List for England). SDV355683.

SX77SE ALSTON CROSS 849-1/2/225 Barn about 70m S of Alston Farmhouse, adjoining Alston Cottage GV II
Former threshing-barn, later poundhouse, now garage and store. The barn stands immediately E of Alston Cottage, an unlisted late C19 building. Probably early C16. Stone rubble with a large area of cob (probably the original material for the whole building) in left end of front wall. Roofed with corrugated iron. A small oblong building with opposing doors centrally placed; wide front door, narrow rear one (now blocked). To right of frontage a second cart entrance. 1 storey. Front entrance to former threshing-floor has chamfered, shouldered-head wood door frame with cranked lintel. Opposing rear door frame is square-headed with pegged joints. Door frame to right consists of later, reused timbers. Interior: late C20 roof timbers on a concrete ring-beam, probably constructed in 1970s. Barns with early door frames are rare in Devon; this is a particularly well-preserved example. It is said to have been used as a poundhouse for cider at one time, and on the 1840 tithe map the field behind it is called Poundhouse Orchard. (1840-: ASHBURTON TITHE MAP).
Listing NGR: SX7761171915

Sources / Further Reading

SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #97019 ]
SDV355683National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2014. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Website. 1200959.

Associated Monuments

MDV77078Related to: Alston farmstead, Ashburton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 7 2014 1:42PM