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HER Number:MDV79333
Name:Birds Farm, Wolverstone, Awliscombe


Birds Farm marked on 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map.


Grid Reference:ST 124 042
Map Sheet:ST10SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAwliscombe
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishAWLISCOMBE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (Built, XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Birds Farm marked on 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map, comprising farmhouse and farmbuildings around a broadly square yard with additional buildings to the north. Map object based on this Source.

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

The barn and outbuildings to the south and east of the farmhouse are considered to be in fair condition but vulnerable (B.A.R. 2.2.4; 3.2.4).

Devon and Somerset County Councils, 2000-2002, Historic Farmsteads Database, BH021 (Machine readable data file). SDV349681.

Farmyard slopes gently from west to east. A stream runs behind the yard, to the north. A complete, planned early 19th century farmstead with a superior south range, which has projecting eaves at the gable ends with evidence of plastered soffits. The wagon bay has the remains of a lime plaster finish to the underside of the roof. The farmer remembers working with horses and the production of cider and butter for the local market. Horse engine house, now a cattle shed, to south of former threshing barn. Planned courtyard. Roughly square yard with range to south, comprising a threshing barn, open wagon shed, lofted stable and former cider house with apple loft above. The north and east sides are formed by shippons, the east one was once open-fronted. The farmhouse is to the west, with the road behind. The cart shed and the pigsties are outside the yard to the north of the house. There is a horse engine house to the rear of the barn. Farmhouse forms west side of yard. Modern farmyard surface.

Thorp, J., 2002, Birds Farm, BH021012-BH02113, BH021021-BH021022 (Un-published). SDV351002.

Thorp, J., 2002, Birds Farm, BH21001-BH21011 (Ground Photograph). SDV351001.

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

Map object based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
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. BH021.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV351001Ground Photograph: Thorp, J.. 2002. Birds Farm. Blackdown Hills Historic Farmstead Survey. Digital. BH21001-BH21011.
SDV351002Un-published: Thorp, J.. 2002. Birds Farm. Blackdown Hills Historic Farmstead Survey. Digital. BH021012-BH02113, BH021021-BH021022.

Associated Monuments

MDV79334Parent of: Birds Farmhouse, Wolverstone, Awliscombe (Building)
MDV103692Parent of: Cart Shed, Birds Farm (Building)
MDV103693Parent of: Cattle Shed, Birds Farm (Building)
MDV103690Parent of: Cider House, Birds Farm (Building)
MDV79336Parent of: Horse Engine House, Birds Farm (Monument)
MDV103691Parent of: Pigsties, Birds Farm (Building)
MDV103695Parent of: Shippon, Birds Farm (Building)
MDV103689Parent of: Stable, Birds Farm (Building)
MDV103687Parent of: Threshing Barn, Birds Farm (Building)
MDV103688Parent of: Wagon Shed, Birds Farm (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4655 - Survey of Farmsteads in the Blackdown Hills

Date Last Edited:Apr 30 2015 9:20AM