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HER Number:MDV74424
Name:Poltimore Farm, Farway


Self-contained farmstead with the yard enclosed by the house and ranges of outbuildings.


Grid Reference:SY 176 970
Map Sheet:SY19NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishFarway
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishFARWAY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (Unknown date)

Full description

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

'Poltimore Farm' marked on 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map comprising ranges of buildings grouped closely around a yard with additional buildings to the north and a pond to the south east.

Williams, E. H. D., 1974, Poltimore Farmhouse, Farway, 215-6 (Article in Serial). SDV340656.

Poltimore Farm is a significant example of a self-contained farmstead with the yard enclosed by the house and ranges of outbuildings. The latter as they now stand are of relatively late date except for a small jointed cruck stable and hay loft beside the entrance from the road and an ashhouse on the north side. Other details: Fig. 1.

Laithwaite, M., 1989, Devon Farmsteads. A Preliminary Survey, 11 (Report - Survey). SDV339847.

Exeter Archaeology, 2003-2004, East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey, Site No. 658 (Archive - Survey). SDV351568.

Poltimore Farm. Name documented in 1417 and 1449. Farmhouse probably mid-late C15 with major C16 and C17 improvements. Listed Grade II*. Site includes ash house, barn and ciderhouse, barn and linhay (all Listed Grade II) and millpond.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV339847Report - Survey: Laithwaite, M.. 1989. Devon Farmsteads. A Preliminary Survey. A4 Stapled + Digital. 11.
SDV340656Article in Serial: Williams, E. H. D.. 1974. Poltimore Farmhouse, Farway. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 106. A5 Paperback. 215-6.
SDV351568Archive - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2003-2004. East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey. East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey. Digital + Mixed Archive Material. Site No. 658.

Associated Monuments

MDV39476Parent of: Ash house at Poltimore Farm, Farway (Building)
MDV39477Parent of: Barn and cider house, Poltimore Farm, Farway (Building)
MDV39478Parent of: Barn to south east of Poltimore Farmhouse (Building)
MDV74437Parent of: Bull pen, pony stable and gig shed, Poltimore Farm, Farway (Monument)
MDV74436Parent of: Hay barn at Poltimore Farm, Farway (Monument)
MDV74431Parent of: Linhay at Poltimore Farm, Farway (Building)
MDV39479Parent of: Millpond at Poltimore Farm (Monument)
MDV74433Parent of: Old Marl Pit to south east of Poltimore Farm, Farway (Monument)
MDV74432Parent of: Ox Linhay, Poltimore Farm, Farway (Monument)
MDV74435Parent of: Piggeries at Poltimore Farm, Farway (Monument)
MDV10684Parent of: Poltimore Farmhouse, Farway (Building)
MDV74425Parent of: Waterwheel at Poltimore Farm, Farway (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4341 - Survey of Devon Farmsteads

Date Last Edited:Nov 23 2016 10:55AM