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HER Number:MDV74723
Name:Horse Engine House at Damage Barton, Ilfracombe

Summary

Remains of horse engine house (round house) on south side of threshing barn. It was originally open-sided with a conical slate roof supported on square stone piers. The sides were subsequently in-filled with stone blocking, presumably after it was superseded by the waterwheel on the north side of the barn.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 473 456
Map Sheet:SS44NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishIlfracombe
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishILFRACOMBE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 390129

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HORSE ENGINE HOUSE (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Child, P., 10/02/2003, Restoration of the Mill Building at Damage Barton, Mortehoe (Correspondence). SDV346774.

Horse engine house (round house) added in the 19th century to the south side of the threshing barn on the east side of the entrance. It would have driving a threshing machine within the barn. A photograph taken prior to the collapse of the barn roof in the winter of 1962-3 shows that the engine house was originally open-sided with a conical slate roof supported on square stone piers. The sides were subsequently in-filled with stone blocking, presumably after it had been superseded by the waterwheel on the north side of the barn.


Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

Horse engine house depicted on south side of barn.


Copeland, G. W., 1961, Damage Barton, Mortehoe, 19 (Article in Serial). SDV341323.

Good example of a boldly projecting round house. Now with solid walling but clearly once partly open and with square masonry pillars. Open timber roof.


Laithwaite, M., 1989, Devon Farmsteads. A Preliminary Survey, 15 (Report - Survey). SDV339847.


Department of National Heritage, 1994, Ilfracombe, 4 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV341326.

Other details: 390129.


University of the Third Age, 1995, Watermills in North Devon 1994, 38,41 (Monograph). SDV74915.

Dilapidated round barn which formerly held a donkey wheel. This was used to grind animal feed before the installation of a waterwheel.


Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

Horse engine house and barn shown as ruined buildings on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV339847Report - Survey: Laithwaite, M.. 1989. Devon Farmsteads. A Preliminary Survey. A4 Stapled + Digital. 15.
SDV341323Article in Serial: Copeland, G. W.. 1961. Damage Barton, Mortehoe. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 93. A5 Hardback. 19.
SDV341326List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of National Heritage. 1994. Ilfracombe. Historic Houses Register. A4 Bound. 4.
SDV346774Correspondence: Child, P.. 10/02/2003. Restoration of the Mill Building at Damage Barton, Mortehoe. Countryside Stewardship Advice Letter. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #101948 ]
SDV74915Monograph: University of the Third Age. 1995. Watermills in North Devon 1994. Watermills in North Devon 1994. A5 Paperback. 38,41.

Associated Monuments

MDV74716Part of: Damage Barton, Ilfracombe (Monument)
MDV74721Part of: Threshing Barn at Damage Barton, Ilfracombe (Building)
MDV54310Related to: Waterwheel at Damage Barton, Ilfracombe (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4341 - Survey of Devon Farmsteads

Date Last Edited:Dec 17 2013 12:03PM