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HER Number:MDV74575
Name:The Old Stables at West Pitten Farmstead, Yealmpton


The Old Stables to the southwest of West Pitten farmhouse shown on 19th century map was converted to a dwelling in recent years.


Grid Reference:SX 582 542
Map Sheet:SX55SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishYealmpton
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishYEALMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 100513

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SHIPPON STOCK BUILDING (XVI to Post Medieval - 1501 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

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

L-shaped building aligned east to west to the southwest of West Pitten farmhouse.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 1960, Yealmpton (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV340949.

Shippon approximately 30 metres south west of West Pitten farmhouse. Original use uncertain, currently used as cowhouse with loft above. Circa 16th century. Slate rubble with granite quoins. Corrugated iron roof with gabled ends. The south side has ground floor doorways with large wooden lintels and one loft door. Doorway on right hand projecting with window slit above. Left hand of south wall rebuilt in concrete. North side facing yard has ventilation slits and single storey lean-to with single-light hollow chamfered granite window frame. Similar two-light window in east end with two ventilation slits above, and granite four-centred arch doorway with chamfer and pyramid stops to the jambs. At west end large elliptically arched chamfered granite doorwway to loft. Interior: large stopped chamfered ceiling beams. The original house was destroyed by fire and this building is one of a range of contemporary farm buildings on three sides of a yard. The existing farm house on the fourth (east) side was built circa late 19th or early 20th century and occupies a site near
that of the original house. Other details: LBS No 100513.

Ordnance Survey, 2008, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV340009.

Building shown as a dwelling called 'The Old Stables' on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV340009Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2008. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Digital.
SDV340949List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 1960. Yealmpton. Historic Houses Register. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV16907Part of: Settlement at Pitten, Yealmpton (Monument)
MDV74579Related to: Mullions to north-east of West Pitton Farmhouse, Yealmpton, Yealmpton (Building)
MDV74577Related to: North Barn at West Pitten Farmstead, Yealmpton (Building)
MDV74576Related to: Roundhouse Barn at West Pitten Farmstead, Yealmpton (Building)
MDV74578Related to: Shippon north of West Pitten Farmhouse, Yealmpton (Building)
MDV74574Related to: The Linhay, West Pitten Farmstead, Yealmpton (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 10 2019 12:23PM