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HER Number:MDV75546
Name:Barn at Lower King's Mill, Cullompton


Late 18th century two storey barn of stone and cob under a slate roof. May orginally have been a stables with hayloft above. The first floor appears to have been removed in the 19th century and the loading doors converted to windows.


Grid Reference:ST 028 079
Map Sheet:ST00NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishCullompton
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCULLOMPTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BARN (XVIII - 1701 AD to 1800 AD (Between))

Full description

Passmore, A. J., 2009, Archaeological Recording at Lower King's Mill, Cullompton, Devon, 2, 5 (Report - Survey). SDV342500.

A long, 11 bay building constructed of stone and cob with some infilling in concrete block. The building is two-storeyed in height but open to the roof with no indication for a first floor, although the interior is whitewashed which could have obscured any evidence for joist holes. The windows at first floor level in the east elevation may suggest the presence of a former floor. The north elevation forms a revetment to the river. A large loading door in the west elevation has been blocked in brick. Other doors front a courtyard in the east elevation. King post trusses with diagonal struts rise from tie beams that rest on wooden pads set into the cob walls. Attached to the trusses are a ridge purlin and two rows of back purlins which support a slate roof. The building dates to the late 18th century, possibly a little earlier. It may have originally been a stables with hayloft above. The loading doors to the hayloft were converted to windows in the early 19th century and the first flloor removed. It is suggested that this was in response to a need, perhaps, for greater storage capacity following a change in industrial activity on site. Other details: Pl.1.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV342500Report - Survey: Passmore, A. J.. 2009. Archaeological Recording at Lower King's Mill, Cullompton, Devon. Exeter Archaeology Report. 09.43. A4 Stapled + Digital. 2, 5.

Associated Monuments

MDV72857Related to: Lower King's Mill House, Cullompton (Building)
MDV61497Related to: Lower King's Mill, Cullompton (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4519 - Archaeological Recording at Lower King's Mill, Cullompton, Devon

Date Last Edited:Jun 26 2009 9:09AM