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HER Number:MDV67674
Name:L-Shaped Farm Building at Sydenham, Marystow


L-shaped building to north-west of Sydenham House. Its original function is unclear butit appears to have once contained water-powered machinery. At the eastern end of the return wing is a cider press and apple crusher.


Grid Reference:SX 427 839
Map Sheet:SX48SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishMarystow
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMARYSTOW

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX48SW/5/9

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARM BUILDING (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Child, P., 2002, Countryside Stewardship. Farm Buildings at Sydenham House, West Devon (Correspondence). SDV344228.

In the farmyard to the north-west of the house is an L-shaped building with an open end to the north designed for cart access (building 4 on plan). Of rubble stone with patches of cob under a corrugated asbestos roof with a small slated section at the western end. Between the building and the adjacent barn runs a mill leat, the embankment for which survives to the south. Presumably there was a waterwheel between the two buildings and related to this are a series of openings in both the wall of the L-shaped building and the barn. At the east end of the return wing is a late 19th century cider press and a ground level apple crusher but these appear unconnected to the waterwheel. The original function of the building is unclear but it may have been a hay barn later converted to cider press use. Map object based on this source.

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

Map object based on this Source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV344228Correspondence: Child, P.. 2002. Countryside Stewardship. Farm Buildings at Sydenham House, West Devon. Letter to Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs. A4 Stapled + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV76297Parent of: Cider Press at Sydenham, Marystow (Monument)
MDV76295Related to: Barn to North of Sydenham House, Marystow (Monument)
MDV76296Related to: Leat at Sydenham, Marystow (Monument)
MDV1636Related to: Sydenham House, Marystow (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 28 2013 1:56PM