MEM22502 - Wellshead Farmhouse, Exford (Building)


The farmhouse first appears on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map.

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Full Description

The Tithe Map for Exford shows the original farmhouse for Higher Wellshead situated to the west, at SS 8283 3986. A field but no building is shown at the present location of Wellshead Farmhouse. [1] The 1st and 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey maps show the present Wellshead Farmhouse, apparently little altered in plan. [2,3] An evaluation of the historic farmsteads of Exmoor records Wellshead as follows: "Quite large rendered house of seemingly 18th Century appearance, but possibly older. Off-the-peg conservatory. It stands a little separate from a large yard with some cobbling." It was considered to be of listable quality. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Map: 1840. Exford Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <4> Report: Schofield, J.. 1997. Exmoor Farmsteads: An evaluation of old steadings within Exmoor National Park. Farm reference 147.



Grid reference Centred SS 8287 3984 (17m by 16m) MasterMap
Map sheet SS83NW

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Record last edited

Sep 1 2021 2:43PM


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