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HER Number:MDV74576
Name:Roundhouse Barn at West Pitten Farmstead, Yealmpton


Roundhouse Barn to the west of West Pitten farmhouse shown on 19th century map was converted to a dwelling in recent years


Grid Reference:SX 581 543
Map Sheet:SX55SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishYealmpton
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishYEALMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 100512

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BARN (XVI to XIX - 1501 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Rectangular building with a semi-circular engine horse on the west side shown on 19th century map to the west of 'West Pitten' farmhouse.

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

Barn and former engine house approximately 40 metres west south west of West Pitten farmhouse. Barn and former horse engine house circa 16th/17th century, north end possibly rebuilt in 18th/19th century reusing some of the granite. Slate rubble with granite quoins. Slate roof with half-hipped north end and gabled south end clad in corrugated iron. The east side facing yard has large chamfered elliptically arched granite cart entrance. There is not an opposing door on the west side. The west side has granite two-light window with hollow chamfers and ventilation slits. Also on west side circa 18th century horse engine house with polygonal end and hipped roof. 20th century lean-to cattle shelter on east side in the yard. The original house was destroyed by fire and this barn 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 100512.

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

Building shown as a dwelling called 'Roundhouse Barn' 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)
MDV74578Related to: Shippon north of West Pitten Farmhouse, Yealmpton (Building)
MDV74574Related to: The Linhay, West Pitten Farmstead, Yealmpton (Building)
MDV74575Related to: The Old Stables at West Pitten Farmstead, Yealmpton (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 10 2019 12:24PM