MEM23185 - Hill Farm, Exford (Building)


The farmstead is shown on historic mapping. The house may date to the late 17th Century.

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  • None recorded

Full Description

The farmstead is shown on the Tithe Map for Exford as a group of buildings surrounding a courtyard, with the farmhouse set in the northern corner of the site at SS 8352 4002. A further outbuilding is situated to the south of the building at SS 8352 3997, at right angles to the southern range and with a pond to its east. [1] By the time of the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map, some of the buildings had been demolished, although the majority of the buildings around the yard (including the farmhouse) and the southern outbuilding are still shown as extant. The site is similarly shown on the 2nd Edition map; after this time, the southern outbuilding has been demolished and a large agricultural building has been constructed to the southwest. [2-4] The site was visited in January 1997. The house was described as long and divided with the appearance of a 19th Century building, although it probably dates to the late 17th Century. It faces across a narrow garden onto an irregular yard with a part cobbled surface. Three or four other 19th Century rubble buildings and a collection of ad hoc 20th Century tin sheds, as well as the large newer shed were also noted. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Map: 1840. Exford 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 148.



Grid reference Centred SS 8352 4000 (70m by 81m) Historic mapping
Map sheet SS84SW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor Farmsteads Survey 1996-1997 (2/3): 148

Record last edited

Jul 21 2021 10:52AM


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