MEM22505 - Post-medieval shippon at West Middleton Farm (Building)


A shippon is shown on historic mapping.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The 1839 Parracombe Tithe Map shows a shippon, in a c shape, with the main range running northeast to southwest and with its front elevation facing southeast. [1] The shippon is shown on the 1st and 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey map, with three bays. The frontage to the bay on the southwest appears to be removed between the creation of these two maps. [2,3] A site visit in 1996 described this as a " shippon, but originally quite possibly a house. Tin roof." [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Map: 1839. Parracombe 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 60.



Grid reference Centred SS 6481 4590 (19m by 16m)
Map sheet SS64NW

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  • None recorded

Record last edited

Apr 23 2019 5:09PM


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