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HER Number:MDV74063
Name:Shippon, Week Farm, Milton Abbot


Single-storey block with rubble stone walls under slate roof, most of which is divided into a number of animal houses or shippons, each with a door opening into the yard. Part of model farm built in 1840s.


Grid Reference:SX 451 811
Map Sheet:SX48SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishMilton Abbot
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMILTON ABBOT

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SHIPPON STOCK BUILDING (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 1985, Milton Abbot (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV339694.

The west range consists of a shippon with 5 entrances under cut stone arches with a cartshed adjoining at the south end. See Mon Id 16235 for full listing description. Other details: LBS No 92455.

Watts, M., 2002, Week Farm, Milton Abbot, Devon, 11-12 (Report - Survey). SDV339695.

Week Farm, formerly part of Duke of Bedord's Devon estate, remodelled in early 1840s. Farm buildings, of stone and slate, form 3 ranges, west, north and east, which, with the farmhouse to the south, define an almost square yard in which there are 2 further buildings. The surviving west range comprises a single-storey block, with rubble stone walls under a slated gable roof, most of which is divided into 5 3-bay animal houses or shippons (B-F), with small slit windows on west side and each with a door opening onto the yard on the east side with flat-arched heads to doorways and granite blocks for hing and latch fittings. At the north end of the range is a 2-bay building (G), oriented north-south, with an original door opening to the west which gave access to an extension, now gone, a wide window opening on the north side and a wide doorway to the east. Conversion of west range underway at time of survey. New concrete floors cover original raised cobbled areas in B-F. Renewed roof trusses. See report for full details. Other details: Plates II -VI.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV339694List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1985. Milton Abbot. Historic Houses Register. Website.
SDV339695Report - Survey: Watts, M.. 2002. Week Farm, Milton Abbot, Devon. 122/2002. A4 Stapled + Digital. 11-12.

Associated Monuments

MDV16235Part of: Week Farm, Milton Abbot (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4328 - Week Farm, Milton Abbot

Date Last Edited:Nov 8 2007 2:55PM