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HER Number:MDV77573
Name:Threshing Barn at Wadhays, Awliscombe


18th century threshing barn forming one of a group of three farm buildings immediately north of the farmhouse.


Grid Reference:ST 136 031
Map Sheet:ST10SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAwliscombe
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishAWLISCOMBE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 87013

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • THRESHING BARN (Built, XVIII - 1701 AD to 1800 AD (Between))

Full description

Clements, H. A., Report on Buildings at Risk in the Devon Part of the Blackdown Hills, 23, 89, 94 (Report - non-specific). SDV344049.

Clements, H. A., 1994, Survey of Farmsteads in the Devon Part of the Blackdown Hills (Report - Survey). SDV344050.

Building considered to be at risk (B.A. R. 2.1.3).

Thorp, J., 2000, Wadhays (Un-published). SDV350982.


Thorp, J., 2000, Wadhays Farm, BH005001-BH005017 (Ground Photograph). SDV349772.

Devon and Somerset County Councils, 2000-2002, Historic Farmsteads Database, Building BH005.3 (Machine readable data file). SDV349681.

Visited 4th June 2000 by John Thorp. A mid-18th century (1720-1790) tack-room, later used as a threshing barn. Currently used as a workshop. In fair condition.
Cob built on tall stone rubble footings. Thinner cob over north doorway and east end built on wattling. Four bays. A -frame trusses with lap -jointed collar (1peg and spike each side) and mortise and tenoned X apex ( 1 peg). Two sets of back purlins and ridge. Most common rafters are replacements and were cut into the chamfered external wall plate when barn was given a slate roof. Probably originally thatched.
12.48 metres by 6.2 metres by 3.6 metres high to ridge.
Mid 18th century threshing barn built down gentle slope. Large opposing doorways to threshing floor, each flanked by pilaster buttresses situated east of centre. North one now blocked and south one contains 20th century door (iron frame clad in corrugated iron). Timber 2 light casement, possible original. North fixed light contains rectangular panes of leaded glass. 2 late 20th century windows to west. West end hip appears to be secondary and probably a half hip originally at east end. Loading hatch doorway at west end of south wall probably original (no frame or door). In late 19th century the engine house was built in front of it and it now provides access to loft over engine house. At same time a hole was punched through the south wall for a drive shaft.

English Heritage, 2010, Historic Houses Register (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV154869.

[One of three] farmbuildings round a yard immediately north of Wadhayes Farmhouse. Threshing barn constructed of cob on stone rubble footings with a slate roof, half- hipped at ends. 18th century cob threshing barn. The threshing barn has a large threshing doorway on the south side with stone and cob cheeks. The threshing barn has an C18 'A' frame roof construction (see listing description for full details of the three buildings).

Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV154869List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: English Heritage. 2010. Historic Houses Register. Historic Houses Register. Website.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #104513 ]
SDV344049Report - non-specific: Clements, H. A.. Report on Buildings at Risk in the Devon Part of the Blackdown Hills. Devon County Council Report. A4 Comb Bound + Digital. 23, 89, 94.
SDV344050Report - Survey: Clements, H. A.. 1994. Survey of Farmsteads in the Devon Part of the Blackdown Hills. A4 Comb Bound + Digital.
SDV349681Machine readable data file: Devon and Somerset County Councils. 2000-2002. Historic Farmsteads Database. Building BH005.3.
SDV349772Ground Photograph: Thorp, J.. 2000. Wadhays Farm. Photograph (Digital). BH005001-BH005017.
SDV350982Un-published: Thorp, J.. 2000. Wadhays. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV82700Part of: Wadhays Farm, Awliscombe (Monument)
MDV77571Related to: Three Farmbuildings at Wadhays Farm, Awliscombe (Building)
MDV11511Related to: Wadhays Farmhouse, Awliscombe (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4580 - Buildings at Risk Survey
  • EDV4655 - Survey of Farmsteads in the Blackdown Hills

Date Last Edited:Apr 30 2015 9:19AM