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HER Number:MDV81515
Name:Higher Westwater Farmhouse, Higher Westwater Farm


A circa 16th century long, limestone rubble farmhouse.


Grid Reference:SY 275 999
Map Sheet:SY29NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAxminster
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishAXMINSTER

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (XV to XVIII - 1500 AD to 1800 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon and Somerset County Councils, 2000-2002, Historic Farmsteads Database, BH047H (Machine readable data file). SDV349681.

Long, limestone rubble farmhouse with two 17th century/18th century wings to the rear and a half hipped roof. Lower end was originally a shippon and is now converted into cottages. Four-window front. Chert; Limestone; Rubble stone. Limestone rubble with some chert packing. Thatch. Eyebrow eaves.

Thorp, J., 2003, Higher Westwater, BH047001 (Ground Photograph). SDV351558.

Thorp, J., 2003, Higher Westwater, BH047011, BH047021-BH047022 (Un-published). SDV351559.

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

English Heritage, 2013, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV350785.

Higher Westwater Farmhouse.

Circa 16th century stone rubble house, with byre at lower end converted into cottages. Thatched hipped roof. Two storeys. Long four window range. 19th century casements, first floor with eyebrow eaves over. Ground floor larger casement windows with concrete lintels. Left and right modern glazed doors. Brick ridge chimney stacks. Two circa 17th/18th century stone rubble wings at rear.

Interior: cruck trusses, probably joisted but plastered over. Stopped chamfer ceiling beams.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV349681Machine readable data file: Devon and Somerset County Councils. 2000-2002. Historic Farmsteads Database. BH047H.
SDV350785National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2013. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #108144 ]
SDV351558Ground Photograph: Thorp, J.. 2003. Higher Westwater. Blackdown Hills Historic Farmstead Survey. Digital. BH047001.
SDV351559Un-published: Thorp, J.. 2003. Higher Westwater. Blackdown Hills Historic Farmstead Survey. Digital. BH047011, BH047021-BH047022.

Associated Monuments

MDV104463Part of: Higher Westwater Farm (Monument)
MDV104518Related to: Bank Barn, Higher Westwater Farm (Building)
MDV104464Related to: Cart Shed, Higher Westwater Farm (Building)
MDV104522Related to: Open-Fronted Cattleshed, Higher Westwater Farm (Building)
MDV104523Related to: Pigsties, Higher Westwater Farm (Building)
MDV104465Related to: Shippon and Cider House, Higher Westwater Farm (Building)
MDV104521Related to: Stable, Higher Westwater Farm (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 16 2013 10:24AM