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Wheel House and Donkey Wheel Immediately South West of Southdown Old Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Medstead, Hampshire

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Latitude: 51.1217 / 51°7'17"N

Longitude: -1.0627 / 1°3'45"W

OS Eastings: 465696

OS Northings: 136236

OS Grid: SU656362

Mapcode National: GBR B88.N4J

Mapcode Global: VHD11.J2KG

Entry Name: Wheel House and Donkey Wheel Immediately South West of Southdown Old Farmhouse

Listing Date: 19 June 2003

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1096165

English Heritage Legacy ID: 490187

Location: Medstead, East Hampshire, Hampshire, GU34

County: Hampshire

District: East Hampshire

Civil Parish: Medstead

Built-Up Area: Medstead

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Medstead St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Winchester

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Listing Text


430/0/10007 SOUTH TOWN ROAD
19-JUN-03 South Town
Wheel House and Donkey Wheel immediat
ely south west of Southdown Old Farmho


Wheel house, donkey wheel and well. Circa early C19. Weatherboarded timber-frame on brick plinth. Slate roof with gabled ends.
PLAN: Narrow single-bay building.
EXTERIOR: Tall building with blind elevations. Broad gabled east front with plank door on right. Rear [west] abuts later cart-shed [not included].
INTERIOR: One bay, the east and west walls have queen-strut trusses with clasped purlins; common-rafter couples intact; jowled posts with braces to the tie-beams and wall-plates; wall-framing comprising tall studs and long straight braces with mid-rails on gable walls only. Large wooden donkey wheel, its massive timber axle set on the mid-rails; coiled around the axle is the well-bucket rope over the circular well.
A rare survival of a donkey wheel house, complete with its donkey wheel in working order.

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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