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HER Number:MDV71748
Name:Monks Hollow formerly Lower Burrow Hill Farm


Monks Hollow shown on 19C maps as Lower Burrow Hill Farm


Grid Reference:SY 109 937
Map Sheet:SY19SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishOttery St. Mary
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishOTTERY ST.MARY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880s, Ordnance Survey (Cartographic). SDV848.

'Lower Burrow Hill Farm' shown on OS 25" (1880s & 1906) maps as an L-shaped building with a U-shaped complex of buildings around a square yard to the west. A small square building is shown almost adjoining to the east & a small detached square building is shown to the south. The property is labelled 'Monks Hollow' on modern maps. Other details: Also on OS 25" (1906) map.

Ordnance Survey, 2015, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV357601.

Historic England, 2015, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV358087.

Monks Hollow. House. Circa early C17; altered and extended C19; altered C20. Plastered cob. Thatched roof with gabled and half-hipped ends, south pitch re-clad in cedar shingles. Axial and gable-end stacks with tall brick shafts. PLAN: 3-room and through-passage plan with large inner room to east with kitchen fireplace in gable-end stack, central hall with fireplace in axial stack backing onto wide through-passage now blocked at rear and with staircase at back; lower west end room was incorporated circa C18 or early C19 into outbuilding wing extending to rear, now converted into the house accommodation. Kitchen seems to have been re-sited in the inner room. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4-window south front with C20 2-, 3-, and 4-light casements with leaded panes; hall window replaced by C20 French window approached by steps; through-passage doorway to left of centre with C20 door. Rear [north] facing road has four C19 3-light casements with glazing bars and tall C20 lancet as stair window on right; projecting wing on right with half-hipped end. INTERIOR: Inner room has chamfered cross-beam with run-out stops and exposed unchamfered joists and large fireplace with chamfered timber bressumer with run-out stops and brick oven. Partition between inner room and hall replaced. Hall has replaced axial beams and fireplace with chamfered timber bressumer with mason's mitre to chamfered timber jamb on right, left jamb replaced. Wide through-passage blocked at rear and with C20 stairs. Lower west end room remodelled. Some old plank doors on first floor. Roof ceiled but straight principals exposed. The roof trusses of rear wing have principals crossed at apex. Although altered, the north elevation of this C17 house is hardly affected by C20 alterations.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #99734 ]
SDV358087National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2015. National Heritage List for England. Website.
SDV848Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey. 25".

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 11 2015 11:20AM