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HER Number:MDV70165
Name:Wagon House at Middle Mackham, Hemyock


Early 19th century wagon house.


Grid Reference:ST 150 099
Map Sheet:ST10NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHemyock
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishHEMYOCK

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST10NE/29/3
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 492333

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CART SHED (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Thorp, J., 2000, Middle Mackham Farm, BH006003 (Ground Photograph). SDV350647.

Thorp, J., 2000, Middle Mackham Farm, BH006021-BH006025 (Ground Photograph). SDV350647.

Devon and Somerset County Councils, 2000-2002, Historic Farmsteads Database, BH006.1 (Machine readable data file). SDV349681.

Wagon shed built 1850 to 1889. A tall shed built on an east-west axis down a slope. The front and west end are open. Now an agricultural store, in poor condition. Rubble stone, brick / concrete block repairs, with three-and-a-half bay roof of A -frames resting on pads in walls. Bolted, lap -jointed, curved collars. X-apexes with mortise and tenon joint held with single pegs. Two sets back purlins and ridge. Under corruageted iron covering. West end is sealed off with corrugated iron.
Length 8.65 metres, width 5.62 metres, 3.5 metres high to eaves. Now houses old agricultural machinery.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 2004, Hemyock (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV343977.

Wagon house added to the list of buildings of architectural or historic interest.

English Heritage, 2009, Historic Houses Register (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV343599.

Date first listed: 26th April 2004. Wagon house. Circa early 19th century. Flint or chert rubble. Corrugated-iron clad roof with open gable ends. Tall rectangular building of two and two half bays and open-ended; the west end has been temporarily blocked with corrugated-iron sheets; tall north and south flint side walls are blind.
Interior: Two and two half bay roof. Collar trusses, the collars lapped and bolted to the principals that are crossed and pegged at the apex; two tiers of staggered purlins set on backs of principals and diagonally-set ridgepiece; common-rafters and thatching battens largely intact. Built to shelter loaded wagons from rainstorms, this is a rare survival of this type of farm building. Other details: LBS No. 492333.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV343599List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: English Heritage. 2009. Historic Houses Register. Historic Houses Register. Website.
SDV343977List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 2004. Hemyock. Amendment to List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interes. A4 Single Sheet.
SDV349681Machine readable data file: Devon and Somerset County Councils. 2000-2002. Historic Farmsteads Database. BH006.1.
SDV350647Ground Photograph: Thorp, J.. 2000. Middle Mackham Farm. Photograph (Digital). BH006003.

Associated Monuments

MDV63463Part of: Middle Mackham Farm, Hemyock (Monument)
MDV40548Related to: Middle Mackham Farmhouse, Hemyock (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 12 2013 2:58PM