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HER Number:MDV73480
Name:Cotley Farm, Ottery St Mary


Cotley Farm marked on historic mapping. The present farm buildings represent a significant example of continuity and survival in use.


Grid Reference:SY 086 931
Map Sheet:SY09SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishOttery St. Mary
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishOTTERY ST.MARY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (Post Medieval to XXI - 1540 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Cotley' marked on 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map comprising a range of farm buildings around a yard with the farmhouse to the south and another barn to the west, on the other side of the lane.

Wessex Archaeology, 2007, Historic Environment Audit of Devon County Farms. Pilot Project. Results of Cotley Farm, Fluxton (Report - Assessment). SDV338158.

Historic Environment Audit of Cotley Farm undertaken by Conservation Management division of Wessex Archaeology for Devon County Council. Cotley Farm is one of the 93 farm holdings which make up Devon County Farms Estate. Situated to the north of Fluxton, Cotley Farm presently covers an area of c50ha, the eastern half of which lies mainly on the floodplain of the River Otter. Mainly pasture fields bounded by earthen banks with hedges. The farmhouse, associated farm buildings and cob boundary wall, together with a group of apple trees to the southeast of the farmhouse are all depicted on the 1843 Tithe Map and represent a significant example of continuity and survival in use. Comparison of available mapping shows that a humber of field boundaries have disappeared between the time of the Tithe Map and the present. Suggested that nearby Bishops Court Manor may have had a significant bearing on the farm's development. Proximity to Belbury Castle Iron Age Hillfort and an enclosure on the east bank of the Otter is noted.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV338158Report - Assessment: Wessex Archaeology. 2007. Historic Environment Audit of Devon County Farms. Pilot Project. Results of Cotley Farm, Fluxton. Wessex Archaeology Report. 64350.01. A4 Stapled + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV73484Parent of: Barn, Cotley Farm, Fluxton (Monument)
MDV73486Parent of: Boundary Wall, Cotley Farm, Fluxton (Monument)
MDV73481Parent of: Cotley Farmhouse, Fluxton (Monument)
MDV73485Parent of: Linhay, Cotley Farm, Fluxton (Monument)
MDV73487Parent of: Remains of orchard, Cotley Farm, Fluxton (Monument)
MDV73482Parent of: Sheds/Cattle Shelters, Cotley Farm, Fluxton (Monument)
MDV73489Parent of: Site of barn, Cotley Farm, Fluxton (Monument)
MDV73483Parent of: Stable Block, Cotley Farm, Fluxton (Monument)
MDV73492Parent of: Trackway, Cotley Farm, Ottery St Mary (Monument)
MDV73488Parent of: Well, Cotley Farm, Fluxton (Monument)
MDV10433Related to: Belbury Castle, Ottery St Mary (Monument)
MDV10460Related to: Bishops Court, Ottery St Mary (Building)
MDV54127Related to: Enclosure near Little Burcombe, Ottery St Mary (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4199 - Devon County Farms Historic Environment Audit (Pilot Project)

Date Last Edited:Jun 15 2007 11:04AM