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HER Number:MDV79332
Name:Wagon lodge at South Wood Farm, Cotleigh


A large 19th century wagon lodge.


Grid Reference:ST 208 040
Map Sheet:ST20SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishCotleigh
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCOTLEIGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CART SHED (Built, XIX - 1840 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

19th century stone-walled cart shed with a tiled roof. Building considered to be in fair condition but vulnerable (B.A.R. 3.1.4).

Devon and Somerset County Councils, 2000-2002, Historic Farmsteads Database, BH107.3 (Machine readable data file). SDV349681.

Cart lodge. Originally a cart shed. Later a Cart shed; Hayloft/tallet. A large, double cart lodge with a hipped roof to the north of the yard, which is open at both ends. In 1959 (the date is inscribed in cement at the base of a timber partition) a loft, and an enclosed area, was formed in the southeast corner. Chert; limestone; rubble stone walls. Limestone quoins to the northwest corner. Pantile roof. Triple pantiles. Tie beam truss. 4-bays. Tie beam trusses, resting on lateral pads, with mortise and tenoned X-apexes. Each truss has a metal king tie and raking struts. The ridge is diagonally set and there are two sets of trenched purlins. Arcade. The wagon lodge is open-ended, but the opening at the south end is not full width to the east, and the upper section is closed with corrugated iron. The openings have rounded masonry jambs. Hayloft. There is a secondary timber-framed shed, with a hayloft above in the south east corner, constructed in 1959. There are areas of lime plaster to the internal walls. Currently disused.

Thorp, J., 2003, South Wood Farm, BH107007 (Ground Photograph). SDV351746.

Thorp, J., 2003, South Wood Farm, BH107010, BH107021-BH107022 (Un-published). SDV351747.

Keystone Historic Buildings Consultants, 2006, South Wood, Cotleigh (Report - Survey). SDV348132.

Large wagon lodge probably dating from the early 19th century; it is shown on the 1842 Tithe Map, with a mid-late 19th century replacement roof. Built of rubblestone, the replacement roof clad with pantiles. It is about 10.5 metres long by 5.5 metres wide and unusually high, about 4.0 metres to the eaves and would have been able to accommodate several wagons. It was part lofted at some time.
On with west side of the wagon lodge is the remains of a building which is also shown on the Tithe Map. It was much rebuilt in the 20th century to provide a garden shed.
See report for further details.

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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV344050Report - Survey: Clements, H. A.. 1994. Survey of Farmsteads in the Devon Part of the Blackdown Hills. A4 Comb Bound + Digital. Plan and photos.
SDV348132Report - Survey: Keystone Historic Buildings Consultants. 2006. South Wood, Cotleigh. Keystone Historic Buildings Consultants Report. K725. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV349681Machine readable data file: Devon and Somerset County Councils. 2000-2002. Historic Farmsteads Database. BH107.3.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #106134 ]
SDV351746Ground Photograph: Thorp, J.. 2003. South Wood Farm. Digital. BH107007.
SDV351747Un-published: Thorp, J.. 2003. South Wood Farm. Blackdown Hills Historic Farmstead Survey. Digital. BH107010, BH107021-BH107022.

Associated Monuments

MDV79329Part of: South Wood Farm, Cotleigh (Monument)
MDV11584Related to: South Wood Farmhouse, Cotleigh (Building)
MDV104657Related to: Stable at South Wood Farm, Cotleigh (Building)
MDV79331Related to: Threshing barn at South Wood Farm, Cotleigh (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4655 - Survey of Farmsteads in the Blackdown Hills
  • EDV5551 - Historic Building Survey of South Wood Farm, Cotleigh

Date Last Edited:Jan 23 2020 2:40PM