MEM23166 - Kibsworthy Farm (Building)


The farmstead is situated on old Glebe land and the earliest building on the site is marked as an office on the Tithe Map. The remaining buildings date to the 20th Century.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The Tithe Map for Lynton and Lynmouth shows the present site of Kibsworthy Farm spread across two land parcels, 270 and 273. These are labelled as Glebe land for the Archdeacon of Barnstaple on the map and parcel 270 contains a large building that is labelled as an office. The accompanying Apportionment lists the two plots as 'Little Meadow' (270) and 'Middle plot part of' (273), belonging to the Reverend Thomas Roe (Rectorial Glebe) and occupied by William Burnell. [1] The 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map still shows the original building in isolation but labels it Kibsworthy Barn. This is repeated on the 2nd Edition map. [2,3] Aerial photographs taken of the site in 1946-8 show the site had by this time been the subject of expansion, with additional buildings constructed to the north and south of the original barn. This includes a farmhouse to the far north and a linear building between the house and original office. [4] Since the mid 20th Century, the site has been further expanded with a larger scale agricultural building constructed to the southwest. [5] The site was visited in January 1997. The house was described as late 19th or early 20th Century in date, with a group of low rubble farm buildings (one in particular described as "a little longer and quite nice"). Various additions were also noted around the site. [6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Map: 1840. Lynton and Lynmouth Parish Tithe Map and Apportionment. Parcels 270, 273.
  • <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> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap.
  • <6> Report: Schofield, J.. 1997. Exmoor Farmsteads: An evaluation of old steadings within Exmoor National Park. Farm reference 131.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor Farmsteads Survey 1996-1997 (3): 131
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)



Grid reference Centred SS 7132 4815 (80m by 115m) (Historic mapping)
Map sheet SS74NW

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Record last edited

Dec 15 2014 4:22PM


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