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HER Number:MDV85537
Name:Well, Ideford


Well is shown on late 19th and early 20th century Ordnance Survey maps as a farmhouse with a group of farm buildings to the south and a well to the north.


Grid Reference:SX 879 769
Map Sheet:SX87NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishIdeford
Ecclesiastical ParishIDEFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

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.

'Well' is shown as a group of buildings around an irregular courtyard to the south of the farmhouse, with several other individual buildings to the west and north.

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

Ordnance Survey, 1953 - 1969, Ordnance Survey Six Inch Map (Cartographic). SDV340358.

A well is marked to the north of the farmhouse.

Unknown, 1999, Well Farm, Olchard, Ideford Devon (Report - Survey). SDV309464.

Well Farm was once the property of Torre Abbey. A charter of 1277 gives the rent of 1lb of wax to be paid to the Abbot for 'la Wille'. Owners of the property given from 1639 to 1990s. At the time of the Tithe Survey in 1839 Well Farm is recorded as 173 acres. The present farmhouse was remodelled around 1700 but contains evidence of an earlier house.

English Heritage, 2012, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV348729.

Well farmhouse was built circa 1700, but is possibly the remodelling of an earlier building, and was formerly the property of Torre Abbey.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV309464Report - Survey: Unknown. 1999. Well Farm, Olchard, Ideford Devon. Devonshire Association. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #108657 ]
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV340358Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1953 - 1969. Ordnance Survey Six Inch Map. National Grid A edition imperial. Map (Digital).
SDV348729National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2012. National Heritage List for England. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV64250Parent of: Barn to South of Well Farmhouse (Building)
MDV17759Parent of: Well Farmhouse, Ideford (Building)
MDV9022Parent of: Well to North of Well Farmhouse, Ideford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 13 2016 11:49AM