MDE21327 - Higher Mannacott Farmhouse (Building)


A late example of a small tenement farmhouse, with integral farmbuildings (a shippon and stables) constructed under one roof.

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Tenement farmhouse, including attached shippon and stables. Probably early C19. Painted stone rubble. Slate roof, continuous over whole range, with gable ends. Large stone rubble stack with offsets and drip, heightened in brick, at left end. Ridge brick stack at right end of dwelling. House at left (lower) end of small 2-room and central staircase plan, with kitchen to left of the staircase and parlour to right. The long integral stable anti shippon range extends to the right, unusually attached to the upper end of the dwelling. House of 2 storeys. 2-window range. Late C19/early C20 4-paned sashes, the upper storey windows breaking through the eaves. Cambered arched brick lintels to ground floor windows. Deep projecting stone rubble porch with pantiled leanto roof. C19 plank inner door. Shippon and stable range formerly lofted but only ceiling beams survive. Plank stable door to each outbuilding. Higher Mannacott is situated by the roadside and appears to be a late example of a small tenement farmhouse with its integral farmbuildings constructed under one roof. [1] The farmhouse is shown on the Martinhoe Tithe Map. Between this map and the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map being surveyed, the farmhouse appears to have been extended to the south and a further outbuilding constructed to its southeast. This extension presumably fulfilled the function of a building demolished across the road during the same period. The 1st Edition map also shows a Ordnance Survey benchmark on its western elevation. The farmhouse does not appear to have been altered since this time. [2,3] The farmhouse was visited in December 1996. The house and outbuildings were described as "charming and unspoilt", possibly 19th Century or earlier in date. It was noted to include brick segmental archaes and have limewashed rubble. [4] The buildings were visited in September 2012 as part of the rapid condition survey of Exmoor's Listed Buildings 2012-13. They received a BAR score of 6. [5] The buildings are depicted and labelled "Higher Mannacott" on 2020 MasterMap data. [6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Index: Department of the Environment. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest . HHR: Martinhoe (9 April 1987) 62.
  • <2> Map: 1842. Martinhoe Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <4> Report: Schofield, J.. 1997. Exmoor Farmsteads: An evaluation of old steadings within Exmoor National Park. Farm reference 77.
  • <5> Report: Lawrence, G.. 2014. Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13.
  • <6>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 2020. MasterMap data. 1:2,500. [Mapped feature: #41195 ]



Grid reference Centred SS 6620 4795 (15m by 25m)
Map sheet SS64NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 1544/3/111/1
  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 1544/3/111/2
  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 1544/3/111/3
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 41680
  • Devon SMR: SS64NE/119
  • Exmoor Farmsteads Survey 1996-1997 (2/3): 77

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Feb 12 2021 12:42PM


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