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HER Number:MDV80232
Name:Lower Shelvin Farm, Luppitt


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


Grid Reference:ST 160 045
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.

Lower Shelvin marked on 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map. Map object 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.

Annoted plan of core of farmstead showing an L-shaped range of buildings with the 16th/19th century farmhouse (B.A.R. 3.2.4) on the southern side with an adjoining 19th century barn (B.A.R. 3.2.4).

Devon and Somerset County Councils, 2000-2002, Historic Farmsteads Database, BH037 (Machine readable data file). SDV349681.

Situated on gently sloping ground towards valley bottom. A well-preserved 19th century planned farmstead. Many of the buildings have been built on the foundations of earlier farm buildings, which show on the tithe map. The farmstead has been adapted and added to in the 20th century, but with little destruction of the 19th century fabric. There is a broad range of different farm buildings. The stable has an unusually large number of internal, original features. A planned farmyard, with the farmhouse forming the south east corner. The old dairy, threshing barn and piggery, which adjoins the farmhouse, form the east side. The stable and the pound house stand to the south of the yard, next to the farmhouse with a narrow passage between. A long, narrow cowshed, with a mid-20th century extension at its north end, encloses the west side, but is set at an angle to the rest of the yard. Behind the cowshed is a 6 bay pole barn hayshed and a 4 bay pole barn corn shed. To the south west of the main yard are a number of buildings, including a wagon linhay, implement shed, garage, wood shed, pig pens and bulls' house. There was once a saw pit by the road. The piggery adjoins the farmhouse, and is linked to it by an internal doorway. The yard is cobbled.

Thorp, J., 2002, Lower Shelvin Farm, BH037001-BH037022 (Ground Photograph). SDV351342.

Thorp, J., 2002, Lower Shelvin Farm, BH037023-BH037025 (Un-published). SDV351343.

Rook, P., 2013, Built on Earth, 24 (Report - non-specific). SDV350997.

Rook, P., 2013, Lower Shelvin Farm, BB0244-BB0245 (Ground Photograph). SDV351344.

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. Plan and photos.
SDV349681Machine readable data file: Devon and Somerset County Councils. 2000-2002. Historic Farmsteads Database. BH037.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV350997Report - non-specific: Rook, P.. 2013. Built on Earth. Rook Photo. A3 Grip Bound + Digital. 24.
SDV351342Ground Photograph: Thorp, J.. 2002. Lower Shelvin Farm. Blackdown Hills Historic Farmstead Survey. Digital. BH037001-BH037022.
SDV351343Un-published: Thorp, J.. 2002. Lower Shelvin Farm. Blackdown Hills Historic Farmstead Survey. Digital. BH037023-BH037025.
SDV351344Ground Photograph: Rook, P.. 2013. Lower Shelvin Farm. Photograph (Digital). BB0244-BB0245.

Associated Monuments

MDV104077Parent of: Cart shed, Lower Shelvin Farm, Luppitt (Building)
MDV104078Parent of: Cattle Shed, Lower Shelvin Farm, Luppitt (Building)
MDV104073Parent of: Cider House, Lower Shelvin Farm, Luppitt (Building)
MDV104076Parent of: Old Calves House, Lower Shelvin Farm (Building)
MDV104068Parent of: Piggery, Lower Shelvin Farm, Luppitt (Building)
MDV104079Parent of: South Piggery, Lower Shelvin Farm, Luppitt (Building)
MDV104071Parent of: Stable, Lower Shelvin Farm, Luppitt (Building)
MDV104067Parent of: Threshing Barn, Lower Shelvin Farm, Luppitt (Building)
MDV82631Related to: Lower Shelvin Farmhouse, Lower Shelvin Farm (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4655 - Survey of Farmsteads in the Blackdown Hills

Date Last Edited:Nov 24 2016 12:01PM