MEM23747 - South Ley, Exford (Building)


The farmstead dates to the mid to late 19th Century.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The site is shown as a clear plot on the Tithe Map for Exford, adjacent to a trackway leading to Lea. [1] The 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map shows a farmstead at SS 8425 3857 with a house facing the main road and some outbuildings to the rear (northeast) forming a small yard. A well is marked adjacent to the northwestern gable of the house. The site is labelled South Ley. [2] The same arrangement is repeated on the 2nd Edition map. [3] Since the 2nd Edition map was surveyed, a few further buildings have been added at the rear (north) of the site. [4] The site was visited in February 1997. It was stated that it included a 20th Century bungalow and a few late 19th Century buildings. [5] The house fronting the site is a bungalow. It therefore appears that the original house may have been replaced, even though it occupies the same footprint as the original. [4,6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Map: 1840. Exford Tithe Map and Apportionment. Land parcel 612.
  • <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. 2016. MasterMap.
  • <5> Report: Schofield, J.. 1997. Exmoor Farmsteads: An evaluation of old steadings within Exmoor National Park. Farm reference 218.
  • <6> Website: Google. 2014 -. Google Maps. Street View, 7 December 2016.



Grid reference Centred SS 8425 3859 (66m by 60m) Historic mapping
Map sheet SS83NW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor Farmsteads Survey 1996-1997 (3): 218

Record last edited

Sep 1 2021 2:19PM


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