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HER Number:MDV75876
Name:Farmbuildings at Downhouse Farm, Milton Abbot


Planned 19th century farmstead comprising a courtyard with a threshing barn on the north side and a shippon on the west side. Part of the Duke of Bedford's estate.


Grid Reference:SX 413 806
Map Sheet:SX48SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishMilton Abbot
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMILTON ABBOT

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Wade-Martins, S., 1999, Thematic Survey of Planned and Model Farms: Devon, 15 (Un-published). SDV17916.

Planned model farm of the mid 19th century consisting of a courtyard with the house on the south side. Park of the Duke of Bedford's Estate.

English Heritage, 2009, List of Buildings of Architectural or Historic Interest (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV343181.

Date Listed: 7th November 1985.
Two ranges of farmbuildings forming the north and west sides of the farmyard to the north of Downhouse. Early 19th century and probably contemporary with the farmhouse that forms the south side of the farmyard. Stone rubble formerly limewashed, with corrugated asbestos roofs. The range on the west side consists of a shippon with loft over, the range on the north side consists of a threshing barn. Entrances to the shippon have flat stone arches. The threshing barn has a large entrance under a slate canopy carried on timber brackets, and pigeon holes with flight ledges. An unusually small farmyard associated with a contemporary farmhouse and forming part of an attractive group. Other details: LBS No. 92442.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV17916Un-published: Wade-Martins, S.. 1999. Thematic Survey of Planned and Model Farms: Devon. Thematic Survey of Planned and Model Farms: Devon. A4 Stapled. 15.
SDV343181List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: English Heritage. 2009. List of Buildings of Architectural or Historic Interest. Historic Houses Register. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV61874Part of: Downhouse Farm, Milton Abbot (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 15 2009 2:43PM