MSO8729 - Slade Barn, northeast of Zeal Farm (Building)


Slade Barn, post-medieval in date, lies within a small rectilinear enclosure, and is associated with Slade deserted farmstead to the east. An entrance on the uphill side gives access to the upper floor.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Centred at SS 85553021 is an outfarm with a bank barn annotated by the Ordnance Survey as 'Slade Barn' [1], after the deserted farmstead site to the east (MSO8679). The barn lies on the top edge of a small, rectilinear enclosure. The barn is cut into the bank to the north of the enclosure such that the higher, northern side is entered by the upper story. On this side there is a large entrance in the centre with no lintel before it reaches the roof, and a small window to one side. The lower side is entered from the small enclosure. On this side there are two arched entrances (of the same design as MSO8728). Above these at the same level as the upper entrance is another arched opening, which has been blocked up using breeze blocks. To either side of the entrances is a small window. [1-3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1978. 1:10,000 Map, 1978. 1:10,000. SS 83 SE.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. Field Investigators Comment. HP Chapman, 9 February 1995.
  • <3> Survey: RCHME. Exmoor Survey. NMR site SS 83 SE 49. 1995.



Grid reference Centred SS 8554 3020 (27m by 35m) (Estimated from sources)
Map sheet SS83SE

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO12574
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 SE49
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1028673
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35781

Record last edited

May 12 2018 8:42PM


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