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HER Number:MDV82700
Name:Wadhays Farm, Awliscombe

Summary

Farmstead of regional interest with an important 16th century cider house (apparently purpose-built) and a good example of an 18th century barn with an unusual (later) 2-storey engine house.

Location

Grid Reference:ST 136 031
Map Sheet:ST10SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAwliscombe
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishAWLISCOMBE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (Unknown date)

Full description

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

"Wadhays" marked.
Map object based on this source.


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

The barns are considered to be farm buildings at risk.


Devon County Council, 1997-2002, Buildings at Risk Survey in the Devon Part of the Blackdown Hills AONB (Un-published). SDV344048.


Thorp, J., 2000, Wadhays Farm, BH005001-BH005017 (Ground Photograph). SDV349772.


Thorp, J., 2000, Wadhays, BH005021-BH005025 (Un-published). SDV350982.


Devon and Somerset County Councils, 2000-2002, Historic Farmsteads Database, BH005 (Machine readable data file). SDV349681.

Visited 4th June 2000 by John Thorp. Farmstead of regional interest with important 16th century cider house (apparently purpose-built) and good example of an 18th century barn with unusual (later) 2-storey engine house.
Evelved loose courtyard arrangement on west facing slope. Drive approaches from south and enters yard between the east end of the farmhouse and the stable. The yard fans out to north creating a roughly triangular shape. The farmhouse is relatively large. It has late medieval origins with a major modernisation of 1621. It faces south, away from the yard and there is a walled garden in front. The west side of the yard is taken up by two buildings end onto the yard. The southern one, the cider house (4) appears to have been built in 1621; its original function is unclear. The northern one is an 18th century barn (3) with a possibly unique lofted horse engine house (5) built off the south side in the mid 19th century. The east side of the yard comprises a circa 1800 stable to south and a late 19th century shippon to north, both facing south onto the yard. The northern end is taken up by 20th century agricultural sheds, but a long building on a rough east-west axis is shown on the 1840 tithe map and the 1889 Ordnance Survey map.
Farmyard retains part of its historic surface.
A drain from the circa 1900 shippon (2) passes under the yard, under the horse engine house to a catch pit on west side. According to owner, the slurry was gathered here through the winter then let into a leat which was dammed and overflowed over the pasture downhill to west.


Tyers, C + Hurford, M. + Arnold, A. + Howard, R.E. + Thorp, J., 2009, Dendrochronological Research in Devon: Phase II (Report - Interim). SDV348234.


Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.


Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.


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


Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

Map object based on this source.


Ordnance Survey, 2015, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV357601.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV344048Un-published: Devon County Council. 1997-2002. Buildings at Risk Survey in the Devon Part of the Blackdown Hills AONB. Buildings at Risk Survey in the Devon Part of the Blackdown Hills AONB. Mixed Archive Material + Digital.
SDV344050Report - Survey: Clements, H. A.. 1994. Survey of Farmsteads in the Devon Part of the Blackdown Hills. A4 Comb Bound + Digital.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV348234Report - Interim: Tyers, C + Hurford, M. + Arnold, A. + Howard, R.E. + Thorp, J.. 2009. Dendrochronological Research in Devon: Phase II. English Heritage Centre for Archaeology Report. A4 Unbound + Digital.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV349681Machine readable data file: Devon and Somerset County Councils. 2000-2002. Historic Farmsteads Database. BH005.
SDV349772Ground Photograph: Thorp, J.. 2000. Wadhays Farm. Photograph (Digital). BH005001-BH005017.
SDV350982Un-published: Thorp, J.. 2000. Wadhays. Digital. BH005021-BH005025.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV102507Parent of: Cider House, Wadhays Farm, Awliscombe (Building)
MDV102506Parent of: Cow House, Wadhays Farm, Awliscombe (Building)
MDV102509Parent of: Horse Engine House, Wadhays Farm (Building)
MDV102504Parent of: Stable at Wadhay (Building)
MDV77571Parent of: Three Farmbuildings at Wadhays Farm, Awliscombe (Building)
MDV77573Parent of: Threshing Barn at Wadhays, Awliscombe (Building)
MDV11511Parent of: Wadhays Farmhouse, Awliscombe (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4655 - Survey of Farmsteads in the Blackdown Hills
  • EDV4654 - Buildings at Risk Re-Survey
  • EDV5623 - Dendrochronological Research in Devon, Phase II

Date Last Edited:Apr 29 2015 2:26PM