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HER Number:MDV74769
Name:Barn at Wonham Barton, Bampton


Barn range on west side of yard at Wonham Barton dating to circa 1840. Two storey bank barn of rubble stone under corrugated asbestos roof. Formerly served by underground waterwheel.


Grid Reference:SS 926 220
Map Sheet:SS92SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBampton
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBAMPTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 96664

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Department of Environment, 1987, Bampton, 15 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV54005.

(One of) three ranges of farmbuildings forming farmyard to the rear of Wonham Barton Farmhouse, comprising barn range to west returned to shippon with loft over to north and wing to east of uncertain use. Circa 1840.
Barn range: stone rubble, corrugated asbestos roof. Barn range has a threshing loft with loft access from the rear. There is a very large wheel pit, with underground water access tunnel to west of the barn. 2 storeys. Stone steps in internal angle over segmental-headed opening. Large segmental headed doorway centre, smaller similar doorway to left. Three loft doorways, largest to right at head of steps. Return arm has 3 round arched openings below two segmental headed doorways. Barn interior has 8 bays, ground floor left is closed off by rubble wall and retains 19th century stable stall including cast iron post. See listing description for full details of group.

Laithwaite, M., 1989, Devon Farmsteads. A Preliminary Survey, 17 (Report - Survey). SDV339847.

Bank barn, formerly served by underground waterwheel, on west side of yard.

Mcmanamon, T., 2009, Mill (Worksheet). SDV343880.

Advertisements in the Exeter Flying Post in the late 19th century indicate that machinery in the barn driven by waterwheel included a threshing machine, a mill, corn bruiser, chaff cutter, apple grinder and root pulper.

Mcmanamon, T., 2009, Mill (Worksheet). SDV348264.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV339847Report - Survey: Laithwaite, M.. 1989. Devon Farmsteads. A Preliminary Survey. A4 Stapled + Digital. 17.
SDV343880Worksheet: Mcmanamon, T.. 2009. Mill. Devon County Sites and Monuments Register. Worksheet + Digital.
SDV348264Worksheet: Mcmanamon, T.. 2009. Mill. Worksheet.
SDV54005List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1987. Bampton. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 15.

Associated Monuments

MDV41621Part of: Wonham Barton, Bampton (Building)
MDV74831Related to: East range at Wonham Barton Farm, Bampton (Building)
MDV74830Related to: Shippon range at Wonham Barton, Bampton (Building)
MDV74844Related to: Site of waterwheel at Wonham Barton, Bampton (Building)
MDV74842Related to: South range at Wonham Barton, Bampton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4341 - Survey of Devon Farmsteads

Date Last Edited:May 9 2019 11:11AM