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HER Number:MDV72158
Name:Tolcis Farmhouse, Tolcis Farm


15th/16th century plastered stone house with thatched roof.


Grid Reference:ST 277 007
Map Sheet:ST20SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAxminster
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishAXMINSTER

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 87652

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (Unknown date)
  • FARMHOUSE (Built, XV to XVI - 1450 AD to 1550 AD (Between))

Full description

Clements, H. A., Report on Buildings at Risk in the Devon Part of the Blackdown Hills, 99 (Report - non-specific). SDV344049.

Clements, H. A., 1994, Survey of Farmsteads in the Devon Part of the Blackdown Hills, Plan and photos (Report - Survey). SDV344050.

Building not at risk (B.A.R. 3.3.5).

Devon and Somerset County Councils, 2000-2002, Historic Farmsteads Database, BH048H (Machine readable data file). SDV349681.

L-shaped, gable-ended building of plastered stone with thatched roof and eyebrow dormers. Limestone; painted; rendered walls. Thatch roof. House, no longer a farmhouse.

Thorp, J., 2002, Tolcis Farm, BH048001 (Ground Photograph). SDV351590.

Thorp, J., 2002, Tolcis Farm, BH048012, BH048021-BH048022 (Un-published). SDV351591.

English Heritage, 2011, Historic Houses Register (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV346128.

Tolcis Farmhouse. 15th/16th century plastered stone house. Thatched roof with gabled ends. Two storeys, and one storey plus attic. Long ranges with eyebrow dormers at north end and with modern single storey extension below enclosing doorframes with Tudor arch. Gabled thatched porch off centre. In south gable end and at rear two and three-light ovolo-moulded mullion windows. Brick ridge and end chimney stacks. Thatched roof wing at rear forming L-shaped plan.
Interior: Three jointed cruck trusses with smoke blackening. Plank and Muntin screen at lower end and around staircase. Stopped chamfer ceiling beams. Cross passage with shouldered arch doorway to side of inserted stone-stack which has chamfered jambs to fireplace with chamfered timber bressummer. Date listed: 6th June 1983.

Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV344049Report - non-specific: Clements, H. A.. Report on Buildings at Risk in the Devon Part of the Blackdown Hills. Devon County Council Report. A4 Comb Bound + Digital. 99.
SDV344050Report - Survey: Clements, H. A.. 1994. Survey of Farmsteads in the Devon Part of the Blackdown Hills. A4 Comb Bound + Digital. Plan and photos.
SDV346128List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: English Heritage. 2011. Historic Houses Register. Historic Houses Register. Website.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #99822 ]
SDV349681Machine readable data file: Devon and Somerset County Councils. 2000-2002. Historic Farmsteads Database. BH048H.
SDV351590Ground Photograph: Thorp, J.. 2002. Tolcis Farm. Blackdown Hills Historic Farmstead Survey. Digital. BH048001.
SDV351591Un-published: Thorp, J.. 2002. Tolcis Farm. Blackdown Hills Historic Farmstead Survey. Digital. BH048012, BH048021-BH048022.

Associated Monuments

MDV79340Part of: Tolcis Farm, Axminster (Monument)
MDV104529Related to: Cart Shed, Tolcis Farm (Building)
MDV104532Related to: Cattle Shed, Tolcis Farm (Building)
MDV104525Related to: Shippon, Tolcis Farm (Building)
MDV104533Related to: Threshing Barn, Tolcis Farm (Building)
MDV1944Related to: Tolcis (Monument)
MDV72161Related to: Tolcis Cottage and Rose Cottage, Axminster (Building)
MDV72159Related to: Tolcis House, Axminster (Building)
MDV79341Related to: Well at Tolcis Farmhouse, Axminster (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4655 - Survey of Farmsteads in the Blackdown Hills

Date Last Edited:Apr 30 2015 9:22AM