MEM23050 - Honeymead Farm (Building)


The farm was built for the Knight family and is shown on historic mapping.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The farm is shown on the 1st and 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey maps in much the same form. The farm buildings are arranged within an enclosure in a line between c. SS 7965 3921 and SS 7978 3916; a stream or leat and then a series of enclosures is depicted to their north. [1,2] The 1946-8 aerial photographs show a few additional buildings have been constructed within some of the enclosures of the site and it is shown to have been further developed on the modern MasterMap and aerial photograph data, although the enclosure boundaries appear to be in much the same position and some of the original buildings still appear to be extant (apparently including the farmhouse). [3-5] The farmstead was visited in December 1996. It is described as a large, loose conglomeration of 20th Century and late 19th Century houses and buildings. It suggests one long barn or stables of rubble might be of interest. [6] The farm was originally built for the Knight family. [7] Orwin states that in 1861, Honeymead farm was split to form Picked Stones farm (MEM25127, 385 acres) and Winstitchen Farm (MEM23059, 407 acres). [8]

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <3> Aerial photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 -1948. Vertical Aerial Photography.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap.
  • <5> Aerial photograph: Getmapping. 2013. Vertical Aerial Photography of Exmoor National Park.
  • <6> Report: Schofield, J.. 1997. Exmoor Farmsteads: An evaluation of old steadings within Exmoor National Park. Farm reference 2.
  • <7> Verbal communication: Various. 1993-. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Team staff comments. Catherine Dove, 20 October 2014.
  • <8> Monograph: Orwin, C.S. + Sellick, R.J.. 1970. The Reclamation of Exmoor Forest. David and Charles Limited. 2nd Edition. p100.



Grid reference Centred SS 7976 3926 (311m by 334m) Historic mapping
Map sheet SS73NE

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Related Monuments/Buildings (3)

Related Events/Activities (1)

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor Farmsteads Survey 1996-1997 (4): 2

Record last edited

Jan 27 2022 10:53AM


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