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HER Number:MDV63463
Name:Middle Mackham Farm, Hemyock


Middle Mackham Farm was formerly known as Alexanderhayes, and is first referred to in the 15th century.


Grid Reference:ST 150 098
Map Sheet:ST10NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHemyock
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishHEMYOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST10NE/29/2

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XV to XIX - 1401 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Alexanderhayes' marked on 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map, comprising ranges of buildings around a rectangular yard with orchards on the east, south and west sides. Map object based on this Source.

Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1932, The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two, 616 (Monograph). SDV337894.

Alexanderhayes is referred to as Alysandreshayes in 1423 and Alexandreshayes in 1451. The name is associated with William Alexander, mentioned in 1244 and Thomas Alysandre mentioned in 1333.

Thorp, J., 2000, Middle Mackham Farm, BH006001 - BH006011 (Ground Photograph). SDV350647.

Thorp, J., 2000, Middle Mackham, BH006021-BH006025 (Un-published). SDV350983.

Devon and Somerset County Councils, 2000-2002, Historic Farmsteads Database, BH006 (Machine readable data file). SDV349681.

Valley slope farmstead of regional interest. Its late medieval barn and 17th century cider house are rare survivals. Long, rectangular evolved yard, of average size, on north-south axis, with farmhouse at south end. Some cobbled farmyard surface remains. The buildings on the east side are terraced into ground sloping to the west. The cart shed is outside the yard, to the north east. The plan of the farmstead, formerly known as Alexanderhayes, is roughly as it was on the Tithe Map, with a linhay, stable and traphouse on the west side, and the ciderhouse and calf shed on the east side. The barn is on the north side and the farmhouse is to the south.

Ordnance Survey, 2009, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV341569.

Marked as 'Middle Mackham' on modern Ordnance Survey map. Map object based on this Source.

Rook, P., 2012, Middle Mackham Farm (Ground Photograph). SDV355113.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV337894Monograph: Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M.. 1932. The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two. The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two. IX. A5 Hardback. 616.
SDV341569Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2009. MasterMap. MasterMap. Digital.
SDV349681Machine readable data file: Devon and Somerset County Councils. 2000-2002. Historic Farmsteads Database. BH006.
SDV350647Ground Photograph: Thorp, J.. 2000. Middle Mackham Farm. Photograph (Digital). BH006001 - BH006011.
SDV350983Un-published: Thorp, J.. 2000. Middle Mackham. Digital. BH006021-BH006025.
SDV355113Ground Photograph: Rook, P.. 2012. Middle Mackham Farm. Built on Earth. Photograph (Digital).

Associated Monuments

MDV40549Parent of: Barn at Middle Mackham, Hemyock (Building)
MDV103225Parent of: Calf Shed at Middle Mackham, Hemyock (Building)
MDV103226Parent of: Cider House at Middle Mackham, Hemyock (Building)
MDV103223Parent of: Linhay at Middle Mackham (Building)
MDV40548Parent of: Middle Mackham Farmhouse, Hemyock (Building)
MDV103224Parent of: Stable and Traphouse at Middle Mackham (Building)
MDV70165Parent of: Wagon House at Middle Mackham, Hemyock (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 16 2013 10:03AM