MEM23220 - Venford (Building)


The farmstead is shown on historic mapping.

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  • None recorded

Full Description

The West Anstey Tithe Map shows the site as two small buildings with a small enclosure to the south. It is labelled Venford, with the farmstead within land parcel 643. The Apportionment describes this as "Houses Yard and Garden". [1] The site is similarly laid out but with the buildings subject to modest extension on the 1st and 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey maps. By this time, a further small outbuilding had been constructed to the south. [2,3] The site is similarly laid out today. A further site labelled Venford Farm has been constructed to the farmstead's northeast (MEM23221), which may or may not represent a shift in agricultural practice away from the original farmstead. [4] The site was not visited as part of the Exmoor Farmsteads survey. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Map: Bad-, H and Bad-, R.L.. 1840. West Anstey Tithe Map and Apportionment. Parcel 643.
  • <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.



Grid reference Centred SS 8639 2923 (57m by 39m) (Historic mapping)
Map sheet SS82NE

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Record last edited

Feb 19 2019 11:54AM


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