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HER Number:MDV90591
Name:Keynedon Barton


The present farmhouse and adjacent farm buildings have origins in the 13th or early 14th century.


Grid Reference:SX 774 432
Map Sheet:SX74SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishFrogmore and Sherford
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHERFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XIII to XIX - 1201 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Waterhouse, R. E., 2000, Keynedon Barton, Sherford, Kingsbridge, 127-200 (Article in Serial). SDV336355.

Keynedon (pronounced Kennedon) is an Old English name meaning the hill of Coena's people. Apart from a gap in the mid to late 14th century, its ownership is well documented from the 11th century to the present day. The present farmhouse and adjacent farm buildings have origins in the 13th or early 14th century. At the front of the house is a large entrance courtyard with agricultural buildings on either side, bounded on its front by a courtyard wall which was formerly crenellated and contained a gatehouse. Due to the rising ground to the rear, some of the buildings are split level. A narrow courtyard to the rear separates the house from a fine range of service buildings. This rear yard is closed off at either end by high walls, pierced by large granite archways, one of which survives. To the north a second large courtyard has a derelict building on its west side, which may have been an early 17th century lodgings range. This latter courtyard is flanked by an 18th or early 19th century threshing barn and later linhay range forming its north side. To the south of the farm is an isolated 19th century cart linhay.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336355Article in Serial: Waterhouse, R. E.. 2000. Keynedon Barton, Sherford, Kingsbridge. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 58. A5 Paperback. 127-200.

Associated Monuments

MDV90822Parent of: Forecourt Walls, Keynedon Barton (Building)
MDV7285Parent of: Keynedon Farmhouse (Building)
MDV67447Parent of: Linhay, Keynedon Barton (Monument)
MDV18999Parent of: Remains of Gatehouse, Keynedon Barton (Building)
MDV51015Parent of: Storage Barn, Keynedon Barton (Monument)
MDV67445Parent of: The Cottage, Keynedon Barton (Monument)
MDV67444Parent of: Threshing Barn, Keynedon Barton (Monument)
MDV67446Parent of: Threshing Barn, Keynedon Barton, Sherford (Monument)
MDV18998Parent of: West Range, Keynedon Barton (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 11 2017 12:00AM