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HER Number:MDV74064
Name:Cow Shed, Week Farm, Milton Abbot


Single storey calf house with gable end entrance and ventilation slits along the sides. Water trough along south front. 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

  • COW HOUSE (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 north range consists of a single-storey calf-house with a gable end entrance and ventilation slits on the sides adjoining a 2-storey building containing a threshing barn. See Mon Id 16235 for full listing description of farm.

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

Week Farm, formerly part of Duke of Bedford'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 west end of the north range comprises a single-storey stone built 11-bay cowshed (H). The was perhaps the 'Yearling's house for about 22' mentioned in the 1911 sales particulars. Concrete floor, with central gutter and cast concrete feed/water troughs and remains of tubular steel stall dividers. Doorway through west gable with external flat-arched stone head. Narrow slit window openings. Water trough along south front. Building under reconstruction at time of survey. Original trusses survive(d) at west end, with vertical tie rods, cast iron apex pieces and raking struts. See report for full details. Other details: Plates VII - VIII.

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. 12.

Associated Monuments

MDV16235Part of: Week Farm, Milton Abbot (Building)
MDV74065Related to: Barn, Week Farm, Milton Abbot (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4328 - Week Farm, Milton Abbot

Date Last Edited:Nov 9 2007 12:01PM