MEM23057 - 19th Century farmhouse at Barton Town Farm (Building)


A large mid 19th Century farmhouse that replaced the original farmhouse at Barton Town Farm.

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It is not clear whether the building is shown on the Challacombe Tithe Map, although the present building appears to have replaced a smaller one in this location. [1] The farmhouse is shown on the 1st and 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey maps apparently in its current form. [2-4] A large late 19th Century rendered farmhouse is situated to the east of the farmstead. [5] The farmstead was surveyed in 1999. A substantial new farmhouse was constructed in the mid 19th Century, representing a considerable improvement in the wealth and status of the farmer and his family. The farmhouse was built on a larger scale than the original one and was provided with an extensive number of rooms comparatively. It has a three bay south facing front with a central entrance porch. It is of two and a half storeys and consists of a main range and a large wing to the rear. The walls are rendered and the roofs are gabled with a covering of Welsh slate. The interior was not seen. [6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Map: 1839. Challacombe 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> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap.
  • <5> Report: Schofield, J.. 1997. Exmoor Farmsteads: An evaluation of old steadings within Exmoor National Park. Farm reference 4.
  • <6> Report: Jones, B.V.. 2000. Barton Town, Challacombe, Devon. 2-3, 5.



Grid reference Centred SS 6800 4058 (15m by 16m) (MasterMap)
Map sheet SS64SE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 39985
  • Devon SMR: SS64SE/182
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE20314

Record last edited

Oct 23 2014 10:25AM


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