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HER Number:MDV85573
Name:Higher Thornton Farm, Kenn


Farmstead shown on 19th century mapping. Map comparison shows it to have been rebuilt and enlarged in the second half of the 19th century.


Grid Reference:SX 921 834
Map Sheet:SX98SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishKenn
Ecclesiastical ParishKENN

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XIX - 1830 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Groups of four buildings shown including a dwelling house and an L-shaped range.

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

Higher Thornton marked comprising two linear ranges of farm buildings aligned north-west to south-east facing each other across a yard, with an L-shaped range including a horse engine house across the northern side and a smaller building across the yard just to the south. To the east of this yard is another L shaped range with the farmhouse and garden to the south forming another yard.
Comparison with the Tithe Map shows the farmstead to have been considerably altered and enlarged. The farmhouse appears to have been rebuilt.

Ordnance Survey, 2020, MasterMap 2020 (Cartographic). SDV363413.

Higher Thornton marked.

Historic England, 2020, National Heritage List for England, 1097712 (National Heritage List for England). SDV363414.

Two ranges of farmbuildings immediately north of Higher Thornton Farmhouse.
Circa 1850, probably contemporary with the farmhouse. Red sandstone with brick dressings (matching the rear elevation of the farmhouse); slate roofs, gabled at ends.
Plan: 2 adjoining ranges, at right angles to one another and forming a yard to the rear of the farmhouse.
Date first listed 2nd December 1988
See listing description for full details.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV363413Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2020. MasterMap 2020. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV363414National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2020. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1097712.

Associated Monuments


Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 21 2020 12:13PM