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HER Number:MDV73873
Name:North Bolberry Farmstead

Summary

Small complex of buildings at North Bolberry Farmstead

Location

Grid Reference:SX 691 397
Map Sheet:SX63NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishMalborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishMALBOROUGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (Early Medieval to XXI - 1066 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Two buildings and a yard area are marked on the First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch map.


Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

Two buildings and a yard area are marked on the Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch map.


John Pritchard Architects, 2002, Barn at North Bolberry, Malborough, Devon: Statement Accompanying Planning Application, 2-10 of Archaeological Notes (Report - non-specific). SDV338983.

The buildings at North Bolberry are entirely agricultural and form an L plan fronting a walled yard. The buildings originate as a farmstead, containing a house and its outbuildings, with survivig fabric dating from at least the 17th and possibly from the 15th century. The wall construction is typically of clay bonded slate rubble, with the exterior being flush-pointed with lime mortar and limewashed from at least the 18th century. (More construction details in report.) A burnt cob wall suggests that one of the buildings had been burnt down at one time.


Waterhouse, R., 2002, Higher Bolberry Barn, North Bolberry: Archaeological Notes (Report - Assessment). SDV355334.

The farm buildings at North Bolberry show clear signs of having been a small tenant farm with medieval origins, typical of the South Hams. Its outbuildings are normal for an 18th to 19th century Devon farmstead, but the survival of fragments of a former farmhouse are less typical.The fabric surviving in the south and west walls of building A appears to be of medieval date, with evidence for a hipped roof of cruck construction and an open hall with two tall windows on its west side. Notwithstanding their current agricultural function, the former existence of a residential building on the site would appear to support a return to residential use of the site. The survival of fabric from the 15th to 19th centuries, which contains a number of important detail features, makes the buildings worthy of preservation.


Child, P., 2004, Bolberry, Malborough (Correspondence). SDV338979.

A farmhouse survived at North Bolberry until the middle of the 19th Century.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV338979Correspondence: Child, P.. 2004. Bolberry, Malborough. Countryside Stewardship Advice Letter. A4 Single Sheet.
SDV338983Report - non-specific: John Pritchard Architects. 2002. Barn at North Bolberry, Malborough, Devon: Statement Accompanying Planning Application. John Pritchard Architects Report. BY10. A4 Stapled. 2-10 of Archaeological Notes.
SDV355334Report - Assessment: Waterhouse, R.. 2002. Higher Bolberry Barn, North Bolberry: Archaeological Notes. Robert Waterhouse Report. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV73872Related to: Linhay at North Bolberry (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4272 - Historic Building Survey

Date Last Edited:Dec 20 2013 11:07AM