MEM23144 - Aclands Farm, Exmoor (Building)


The farmstead was built sometime in the 20th Century.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Burton states that most of the farmsteads on Exmoor had been constructed by c. 1850, with only three farms being constructed since. This includes Aclands Farm. A Wellington Bomber crashed into one of the Westgate Cottages on Challacombe Road (MEM23145) in 1940 and seriously damaged it. One of the surviving crew members turned up at Aclands with no idea of where he was and was very relieved to find the occupants spoke English. [1] The farmstead is not shown on the 1st or 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey maps but the western area of the farmstead does appear on the 1946-8 aerial photographs taken by the Royal Air Force, suggesting it has been expanded to the east since. [2-5] The farmstead was seen from a distance in 1997 and noted to be 20th Century in date. [6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Monograph: Burton, R.A.. 1989. The Heritage of Exmoor. Roger A. Burton. 87, 224.
  • <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> Aerial photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 -1948. Vertical Aerial Photography.
  • <5>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. [Mapped feature: #42124 ]
  • <6> Report: Schofield, J.. 1997. Exmoor Farmsteads: An evaluation of old steadings within Exmoor National Park. Farm reference 108.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor Farmsteads Survey 1996-1997 (4): 108
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)



Grid reference Centred SS 7320 3959 (140m by 88m) (MasterMap)
Map sheet SS73NW

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Record last edited

Sep 8 2020 9:45AM


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