MEM23059 - Winstitchen Farm (Building)


The farmstead appears on historic mapping and presumably dates from the 19th Century.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The farmstead, including buildings and associated enclosure boundaries, seems little altered from its depiction on the 1st and 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey maps. [1-3] The site was visited in December 1996. It was thought that the house dated to the 19th Century but had been much altered and is rendered. A long, low outbuilding was also believed to be of 19th Century date. [4] This farmstead was built for the Knight family. It is possible that much of the original fabric of the buildings survives. [5] Orwin states that in 1861, Honeymead farm (MEM23050) was split to form Picked Stones farm (MEM25127, 385 acres) and Winstitchen Farm (407 acres). [6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <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> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap.
  • <4> Report: Schofield, J.. 1997. Exmoor Farmsteads: An evaluation of old steadings within Exmoor National Park. Farm reference 5.
  • <5> Verbal communication: Various. 1993-. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Team staff comments. Catherine Dove, 22 October 2014.
  • <6> Monograph: Orwin, C.S. + Sellick, R.J.. 1970. The Reclamation of Exmoor Forest. David and Charles Limited. 2nd Edition. p100.



Grid reference Centred SS 7854 3889 (304m by 123m) Historic mapping
Map sheet SS73NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor Farmsteads Survey 1996-1997 (4): 5

Record last edited

Jan 27 2022 10:54AM


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