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HER Number:MDV62920
Name:Butter Wells at Cleave Farmhouse


A pair of early 19th century butter wells to the south of Cleave farmhouse.


Grid Reference:SX 743 532
Map Sheet:SX75SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDiptford
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishDIPTFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX75SW/8/1
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 101116

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BUTTER WELL (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

'Wells' shown. Map object based on this Source.

Department of National Heritage, 1993, Diptford, 186 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV344973.

Other details: Photocopy in parish file.

English Heritage, 2010, Historic Houses Register (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV154869.

Pair of butterwells approximately 50 metres south-south-east of Cleave farmhouse. Circa early 19 th century. Local slate rubble. The westernmost is square on plan built into the slope of the ground with open front and slate shelves inside. The slate roof has been dislodged. The square sump drains away at the front and is fed from a spring. The door is missing. The easternmost is built into a field boundary bank, rounded on plan with a corbelled slate roof. Tall doorway at front, the door is missing. Inside is lined with slate shelves, the bottom shelf is below the water level of the sump. Map object based on this Source.

Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV154869List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: English Heritage. 2010. Historic Houses Register. Historic Houses Register. Website.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV344973List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of National Heritage. 1993. Diptford. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 186.

Associated Monuments

MDV62919Related to: Cleave Farmhouse (Building)
MDV62921Related to: Stable and Cider House at Cleave Farm (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 1 2010 9:30AM