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HER Number:MDV80915
Name:Pitfield Farm, Stockland


The core of the farmstead comprises ranges of buildings around three sides of a yard with the farmhouse forming the south side.


Grid Reference:ST 217 028
Map Sheet:ST20SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishStockland
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSTOCKLAND

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

'Pit Fields' is marked.

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

'Pitfield Farm' is marked on the 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map comprising ranges of buildings around three sides of a yard with a small building on the east side.

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

The annotated plan shows ranges of buildings around three sides of a yard. A 16th/17th century farmhouse with thatched roof with an adjoining building with a corrugated iron roof form the south side and there is an access way through the range on the west side. The north side comprises a stone walled 18th/19th century barn with a corrugated iron roof. This is considered to be in poor condition (B.A.R. 2.2.4).

Devon and Somerset County Councils, 2000-2002, Historic Farmsteads Database, BH177 (Machine readable data file). SDV349681.

A late 18th-early 19th century farmstead which has been heavily refurbished in the 20th century. Most traditional buildings remain, although the linhay is only just readable. Unusually, the yard has retained all of its cobbles. However the large barn is still thatched. Planned courtyard. A rectangular cobbled yard to the rear of the house, surrounded on three sides. The house forms the south side. To the west, there is an open-fronted cattleshed, with a wagonway through. To the north there is a threshing barn with a half hipped roof. Historic cobbled farmyard surface throughout.

Thorp, J., 2003, Pitfield Farm, BH177001-BH177010 (Ground Photograph). SDV352584.

Thorp, J., 2003, Pitfield Farm, BH177011, BH177021-BH177022 (Un-published). SDV352586.

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.
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV349681Machine readable data file: Devon and Somerset County Councils. 2000-2002. Historic Farmsteads Database. BH177.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #107706 ]
SDV352584Ground Photograph: Thorp, J.. 2003. Pitfield Farm. Blackdown Hills Historic Farmstead Survey. Digital. BH177001-BH177010.
SDV352586Un-published: Thorp, J.. 2003. Pitfield Farm. Blackdown Hills Historic Farmstead Survey. Digital. BH177011, BH177021-BH177022.

Associated Monuments

MDV105208Parent of: Linhay, Pitfield Farm, Stockland (Building)
MDV105207Parent of: Pigsties, Pitfield Farm, Stockland (Building)
MDV27161Parent of: Pitfield Farmhouse, Stockland (Building)
MDV105206Parent of: Stable, Pitfield Farm, Stockland (Building)
MDV27162Parent of: Threshing Barn, Pitfield Farm, Stockland (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4655 - Survey of Farmsteads in the Blackdown Hills

Date Last Edited:Apr 30 2015 11:12AM