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Barn and Attatched Farmbuildings at Elston Hill Farm, Orcheston

Description: Barn and Attatched Farmbuildings at Elston Hill Farm

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 January 1992
English Heritage Building ID: 319895

OS Grid Reference: SU0681045719
OS Grid Coordinates: 406810, 145719
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2106, -1.9039

Location: Orcheston, Wiltshire SP3 4HS

Locality: Orcheston
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SP3 4HS

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Listing Text

Barn and attached
ST 93 SE
farmbuildinqs at
Elston Hill Farm

Farmbuildings. 1840's for Stephen Mills including resited late C18
barn. North range, including barn of weatherboarding over timber frame
with hipped corrugated iron roof; east range of flint with brick
dressings and gabled slate roof; west range of lime rendered cob with
hipped slate roof, with low cob and slate range connected to smithy
at south end of knapped flint with brick dressings, gabled slate roof
and brick end stacks. PLAN: built around 3 sides of south-facing yard;
to north is 9-bay barn with south aisle and 2 threshing bays flanked
by 3-bay cartsheds each end with granary to left over; east cowhouse
range of one storey, 10 bays, with bull pen to south; west stable
range of 2 storeys with further range to south consisting of one-
storey 3-bay loosebox range connected to 2-storey smithy. North range:
sliding doors to all openings, including 2 double doors and 2 loft
doors. West range has timber lintels over all openings. East range is
open-sided to yard, with stone-quoined doorway to east and brick-
quoined doorway to south gable. Lower range to south of west stable
range has 3 large doors with adjoining windows to east front, window
to left with original glazing. Smithy has segmental-arched brick-
quoined doorway to east and 2-window south gable with brick segmental-
arched windows. INTERIOR: Granary and stable have king-post trusses.
Barn has late C18 timber-framing with bracing to tie beams and arcade
plates and mid C19 queen-strut trusses. First-floor corn mill to west
of barn and over cartshed is noted as having quern stones.
This is the principal range of buildings on this large (600 acres in
1914) sheep-and-corn farmstead. It is a good example of an improved
farmstead of the "High Farming" era built on the estate of Stephen
Mills, who was a pioneer of agricultural improvement on Salisbury
Plain and one of the foremost agriculturalists in southern England in
his use of advanced technology.

Listing NGR: SU0681045719

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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