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HER Number:MDV67876
Name:Head Barton Farmhouse, Chittlehamholt


Farmhouse of stone rubble with brick dressings and quoins under a slate roof. It was built in 1872 and has been described as a typical and handsome building of its period. It replaced an earlier farmhouse which is depicted on the 1840 Tithe Map.


Grid Reference:SS 666 181
Map Sheet:SS61NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishChittlehamholt
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHITTLEHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS61NE/121
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (Built, XIX - 1872 AD to 1872 AD)

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

The Tithe Map shows a farmhouse (shaded pink) on the north side of the northern yard.

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

Comparison with the Tithe Map shows the farmhouse to have been replaced by a smaller building with an attached yard. A new farmhouse is depicted to the east, with a garden to the south.

Parker, R.W. + Browne, L.M.S.F., 2019, Historic Building Assessment and Documentary History of Farm Buildings at Head Barton Farm, Chittlehamholt, Devon, 14 (Report - Assessment). SDV365470.

The farmhouse, which bears the date 1872, is described as a typical and very handsome building of its period.

Ordnance Survey, 2023, Mastermap 2023 (Cartographic). SDV365227.

Head Barton marked.

Historic England, 2023, National Heritage List for England, 1117393 (National Heritage List for England). SDV365228.

Farmhouse. Datestone MR 1872. Unrendered stone rubble with brick dressings and quoins. Hipped slate roof with rendered brick stacks.
Rectangular plan house, 2 rooms deep with principal front room to each side of stairhall.
Interior: Largely unaltered since C19. Head Barton is one of the more substantial farmhouses built by the Rolle family, and is imposingly situated overlooking the River Mole.
See listing description for full details.
Date first listed: 8th January 1988

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV365227Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2023. Mastermap 2023. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #141484 ]
SDV365228National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2023. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1117393.
SDV365470Report - Assessment: Parker, R.W. + Browne, L.M.S.F.. 2019. Historic Building Assessment and Documentary History of Farm Buildings at Head Barton Farm, Chittlehamholt, Devon. Richard Parker Historic Building Recording and Interpretation. 2019 .0 2. Digital. 14.

Associated Monuments

MDV67877Part of: Head Barton, Chittlehamholt (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 26 2023 5:23PM