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HER Number:MDV80231
Name:Higher Shelvin Farm, Luppitt


Higher Shelvin Farm marked on the 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map.


Grid Reference:ST 160 046
Map Sheet:ST10SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishLuppitt
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLUPPITT

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XVI to XIX - 1501 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Higher Shelvin marked on 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map. Map object also based on this Source.

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

Annotated plan of farmstead showing the 16th/17th century farmhouse, facing north-south in the centre of the complex with a curved group of buildings including a 19th century stone-walled stable to the east and a barn and linhay ranged round a yard on the west side. Both barn and linhay are of stone and brick and dated to the 19th century. The farm buildings are considered to be in poor/fair condition and vulnerable (B.A.R. 2.2.4, 3.2.4).

Devon and Somerset County Councils, 2000-2002, Historic Farmsteads Database, BH035 (Machine readable data file). SDV349681.

A relatively well preserved early 19th century farm, with extensive piggeries outside the yard, close to the house. Unusually, the linhay has an open hayloft with an enclosed cow shelter underneath. The main yard is situated below the farmhouse, to its west and is enclosed on three sides with a threshing barn and stable range, a partially open -fronted cattle shed and granary backing onto the road to the north and an originally open-fronted cattle shed to the south. There is a second yard to the northeast of the farmhouse comprising a cartshed and a roughly L-shaped piggery, around a cobbled yard. There is a privy to the south of the piggery, built at right angles to it. There is an old cart in the cart shed.

Thorp, J., 2002, Higher Shelvin, BH035001-BH035011 (Ground Photograph). SDV351237.

Thorp, J., 2002, Higher Shelvin, BH035012, BH035021-BH035022 (Un-published). SDV351238.

Rook, P., 2013, Built on Earth, 17 (Report - non-specific). SDV350997.

Rook, P., 2013, Higher Shelvin, BB0234, BB0235, BB0238-BB0241 (Ground Photograph). SDV351236.

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

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. Plan and photos.
SDV349681Machine readable data file: Devon and Somerset County Councils. 2000-2002. Historic Farmsteads Database. BH035.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #107032 ]
SDV350997Report - non-specific: Rook, P.. 2013. Built on Earth. Rook Photo. A3 Grip Bound + Digital. 17.
SDV351236Ground Photograph: Rook, P.. 2013. Higher Shelvin. Built on Earth. Photograph (Digital). BB0234, BB0235, BB0238-BB0241.
SDV351237Ground Photograph: Thorp, J.. 2002. Higher Shelvin. Blackdown Hills Historic Farmstead Survey. Digital. BH035001-BH035011.
SDV351238Un-published: Thorp, J.. 2002. Higher Shelvin. Blackdown Hills Historic Farmstead Survey. Digital. BH035012, BH035021-BH035022.

Associated Monuments

MDV103943Parent of: Cart Shed in the Higher Yard at Higher Shelvin Farm, Luppitt (Building)
MDV82633Parent of: Higher Shelvin Farmhouse, Luppitt (Building)
MDV103935Parent of: Linhay and Granary, Higher Shelvin Farm, Luppitt (Building)
MDV103941Parent of: Piggeries in the Higher Yard, Higher Shelvin Farm, Luppitt (Building)
MDV103929Parent of: Riding Horse Stable, Higher Shelvin Farm, Luppitt (Building)
MDV103911Parent of: Threshing Barn, Higher Shelvin Farm, Luppitt (Building)
MDV103936Related to: Open-Fronted Cattle Shed, Higher Shelvin Farm (Building)
MDV103931Related to: Stable, Higher Shelvin Farm (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4655 - Survey of Farmsteads in the Blackdown Hills

Date Last Edited:Apr 30 2015 10:26AM