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HER Number:MDV79336
Name:Horse Engine House, Birds Farm

Summary

Site of horse engine house shown on 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map.

Location

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

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HORSE ENGINE HOUSE (XVIII to XIX - 1701 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Site of horse engine house shown on 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map. On south side of barn at Birds Farm.


Devon and Somerset County Councils, 2000-2002, Historic Farmsteads Database, BH021.5 (Machine readable data file). SDV349681.

Horse engine house, later used as cattle shed. The horse engine house is to the rear of the barn... It is square in plan. It has been largely reconstructed in the 19th century and is now a timber- framed building. Rubble stone walls, timber frame. Walls clad in corrugated iron. Corrugated iron roof. A-frame rood structure. 19th century roof. A -frames, bolted together, with corrugated iron above. Evidence for engine/machinery. Large central beam (possibly beech) with remains of drive shaft attached. Currently used as a cow house.


Thorp, J., 2002, Birds Farm, BH021008 (Ground Photograph). SDV351001.


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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #106138 ]
SDV349681Machine readable data file: Devon and Somerset County Councils. 2000-2002. Historic Farmsteads Database. BH021.5.
SDV351001Ground Photograph: Thorp, J.. 2002. Birds Farm. Blackdown Hills Historic Farmstead Survey. Digital. BH021008.
SDV351002Un-published: Thorp, J.. 2002. Birds Farm. Blackdown Hills Historic Farmstead Survey. Digital. BH021012-BH02113, BH021021-BH021022.

Associated Monuments

MDV79333Part of: Birds Farm, Wolverstone, Awliscombe (Monument)
MDV79334Related to: Birds Farmhouse, Wolverstone, Awliscombe (Building)
MDV103692Related to: Cart Shed, Birds Farm (Building)
MDV103693Related to: Cattle Shed, Birds Farm (Building)
MDV103690Related to: Cider House, Birds Farm (Building)
MDV103691Related to: Pigsties, Birds Farm (Building)
MDV103695Related to: Shippon, Birds Farm (Building)
MDV103689Related to: Stable, Birds Farm (Building)
MDV103687Related to: Threshing Barn, Birds Farm (Building)
MDV103688Related to: Wagon Shed, Birds Farm (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4655 - Survey of Farmsteads in the Blackdown Hills

Date Last Edited:Mar 21 2013 4:55PM