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HER Number:MDV74377
Name:Hareston Farmstead


Modern farmstead at Hareston on the site of an earlier farmstead


Grid Reference:SX 566 537
Map Sheet:SX55SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBrixton
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishBRIXTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1913 - 1914, Third Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV340545.

Farm buildings at Hareston shown on 1913-4 map.

Scott Wilson, 2006, Sherford New Community: Environmental Statement, Site B9 (Report - Assessment). SDV340472.

The early 20th century farm buildings at Hareston were erected for Plymouth Cooperative Society and constructed of coursed rubble with red brick openings and quoins. A plaque set in the gable of the central barn records the erection of the buildings in 1908. The central complex is W-shaped with two free standing buildings. Other details: Plate 15.

Jack, S. + Steadman, S., 2007, Sherford New Community: Environmental Statement - Cultural Heritage, Table 9.5 (Report - Assessment). SDV340474.

Passmore, A. + Rainbird, P., 2015, Barns at Hareston Farm, Brixton (Report - Assessment). SDV359694.

This heritage statement has been prepared by AC archaeology on behalf of Dart Developments (Devon) Ltd for a group of agricultural buildings at Hareston Farm, Brixton, Devon.

Modern buildings now replace the majority of the buildings that had previously occupied the site. Only one building, the stables, appears to have survived the demolition and this is situated to the north of
Building B and east of Building A (MDV74376). The site may have been occupied for several centuries and is probably the location of one of two manors named Harestana in the Domesday Book (MDV19544).

The 'Lower' element to the former placename is typical of early settlements, where the general placename is used for house in two nearby locations. In the local area these also include East and West Sherford and East and West Pitten. Other buildings, since demolished, are recorded on the Brixton Tithe Map of 1839 (MDVs 65587, 65589, 65590). The current farmhouse is also a new build, probably constructed at the same time as the other early 20th-century farm buildings, and is located on a previously unoccupied site to the east of the historic farm.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV340472Report - Assessment: Scott Wilson. 2006. Sherford New Community: Environmental Statement. Scott Wilson Report. D108531. A4 Stapled + Digital. Site B9.
SDV340474Report - Assessment: Jack, S. + Steadman, S.. 2007. Sherford New Community: Environmental Statement - Cultural Heritage. Scott Wilson Report. A4 Stapled + Digital. Table 9.5.
SDV340545Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1913 - 1914. Third Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV359694Report - Assessment: Passmore, A. + Rainbird, P.. 2015. Barns at Hareston Farm, Brixton. AC Archaeology Report. ACD1207/1/0. digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV74376Parent of: Hareston Farm Stable (Monument)
MDV65588Related to: Cottage north of Hareston (Monument)
MDV65587Related to: Cottages north of Hareston (Monument)
MDV19544Related to: Lower Hareston (Monument)
MDV65592Related to: Track from Hareston to Efford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4380 - Assessment for Sherford New Community
  • EDV7016 - Heritage Statement, Barns at Hareston Farm, Brixton (Ref: ACD1207/1/0)

Date Last Edited:Jul 19 2016 2:47PM