MEM23058 - 19th Century privy east of Barton Town Farmhouse (Building)


A privy was built in the 19th Century to serve the new farmhouse. It is situated above a water drainage gutter, which carried the effluent into a field irrigation system in the adjoining field to serve as fertiliser. It is now ruinous.

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A small building is shown on the 1st and 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey maps, situated above a small watercourse. [1,2] A privy was built in the gardens to the east of the farmhouse. This stands above a water drainage gutter into which the effluent was discharged. The gutter took away the effluent that was used to fertilise the adjoining field by means of a field irrigation system. [3] The site was visited in March 2014, when the privy was noted to be ruinous. It was built of stone. [4]

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  • <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> Report: Jones, B.V.. 2000. Barton Town, Challacombe, Devon. 5.
  • <4> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information or Staff Comments. R Wilson-North and C Dove, 15 March 2014.



Grid reference SS 6804 4057 (point) (Historic mapping)
Map sheet SS64SE

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Record last edited

Jan 6 2017 3:00PM


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