MEM23138 - Wingate Farm, Countisbury (Building)


The site was previously known as Windgate and is shown on historic mapping.

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The farmstead is shown on the Countisbury Tithe Map and labelled Windgate. At this point, it consisted of a semidetached house (shown in two parcels as West Windgate House and East Windgate House), with a linhay, a barn and linhay and two smaller associated buildings. By the time of the 1st and 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey maps, the site was named Wingate and the farmhouse appeared to form one unit. The site had been subject to some additional buildings, with the linhays and barn having also been extended. Since the 2nd Edition map was published, all of the buildings associated with the farmhouse appear to have been removed (bar one possible remnant of a building first shown on the 1st Edition map at SS 7799 4894) and the farmhouse itself appears to have been altered in plan form. [1-4] The farmstead was visited in January 1997. The house was described as ancient and was thought to have been raised and extended in the 19th Century. One collapsing rubble farm building was noted with some ruinous structures also noted. The rest of the site consisted of several recent dispersed agricultural buildings. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Map: <1841. Countisbury 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 100.



Grid reference Centred SS 7801 4895 (69m by 77m) (Historic mapping)
Map sheet SS74NE

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  • Exmoor Farmsteads Survey 1996-1997 (3): 100

Record last edited

Jan 12 2021 3:16PM


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