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Dung Pit Approximately 2 Metres South of Higher Shilstone Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Throwleigh, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6954 / 50°41'43"N

Longitude: -3.8984 / 3°53'54"W

OS Eastings: 266017

OS Northings: 90131

OS Grid: SX660901

Mapcode National: GBR Q8.JDCW

Mapcode Global: FRA 27Q7.P2C

Plus Code: 9C2RM4W2+4J

Entry Name: Dung Pit Approximately 2 Metres South of Higher Shilstone Farmhouse

Listing Date: 20 July 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1147893

English Heritage Legacy ID: 94742

ID on this website: 101147893

Location: West Devon, EX20

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Throwleigh

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Throwleigh St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

Tagged with: Agricultural structure

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1/210 Dung pit approximately 2 metres
- south of Higher Shilstone
20.7.74 Farmhouse

Dung pit. Probably C17. Lined with large roughly-shaped granite blocks it is
terraced into the hillslope and open on its downhill (east) end. The south side is
parallel with the barn and calf house from which it is separated only by a narrow
path. From the top (west) end the wall curves back down the other side.
This dung pit forms a group with Higher Shilstone Farmhouse and stables (q.v) and
its associated farmbuildings (also listed). The farmhouse is one of the best
surviving examples of a Dartmoor longhouse and therefore this group is of immense

Listing NGR: SX6601790131

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