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HER Number:MDV80245
Name:Possible Threshing Barn, Furze Barton


Late 18th or early 19th century barn, possibly a threshing barn, shown on 19th century maps. Demolished in 2004.


Grid Reference:SS 595 155
Map Sheet:SS51NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAshreigney
Ecclesiastical ParishASHREIGNEY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BARN (XVIII to XIX - 1701 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Child, P., 14/10/2003, Proposed Demolition of Farm Buildings, Furze Farm, Ashreigney (Correspondence). SDV348771.

A simple structure with opposed threshing doors. The original doors are missing and the right hand jamb on the western door has been chopped out. The original roof trusses were replaced when the roof was clad with corrugated iron. The building was probably originally thatched and half-hipped.

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

Map object based on this Source.

Passmore, A. J., 2004, Archaeological Recording of Farm Buildings at Furze Barton, Ashreigney, Devon, 2-3, 5 (Report - non-specific). SDV16521.

The buildings recorded during the survey were two of the earliest within the farm complex. Although no evidence survived to establish exact dates, both were present by circa 1841, and may date from the late 18th to early 19th centuries. The earliest building was a cob structure that probably represented a threshing barn. It was rectangular, 14.25 by 6.5 metres, aligned east-west, and was constructed of cob set on a base of randomly-coursed local shale stone bonded in a hard lime mortar.The stone walling varied in height, but was up to 1.7 metres from internal ground level, and the south-east corner of the building had been rebuilt several times with repairs in stone and concrete block.The exterior was rendered, and close to the top of the external elevation of the south wall was a series of six joist holes which reflected the position of the roofline of buildings constructed against it. There were opposing doorways in the centre of the north and south elevations, and to the east of the north doorway was an opening situated at a height suitable for loading carts from outside. The roof was a secondary strucure, the only evidence for an earlier roof being a wooden beam set into the centre of the west wall of the building. Other details: Figures 2-4, plate 2.

Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

Map object based on this Source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV16521Report - non-specific: Passmore, A. J.. 2004. Archaeological Recording of Farm Buildings at Furze Barton, Ashreigney, Devon. Exeter Archaeology Report. 04.09. A4 Stapled + Digital. 2-3, 5.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV348771Correspondence: Child, P.. 14/10/2003. Proposed Demolition of Farm Buildings, Furze Farm, Ashreigney. Memo to County Environment Director. A4 Stapled + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV69719Part of: Furze Barton (Monument)
MDV80246Related to: Linhay, Furze Barton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV695 - Archaeological Recording of Farm Buildings at Furze Barton

Date Last Edited:Jan 10 2012 3:11PM