MEM23059 - Winstitchen Farm (Building)


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

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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 presumably built for the Knight family. It is possible that much of the original fabric of the buildings survives. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <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. Various. Oral Information or Staff Comments. Catherine Dove, 22 October 2014.



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

Jul 11 2018 2:57PM


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