Building record MYO4381 - Mount Pleasant Farm, Wheldrake


Farmstead with a courtyard plan, possibly early 19th century. Comprehensively rebuilt in the second half of the 19th century.


Grid reference Centred SE 6906 4576 (52m by 50m)
Map sheet SE64NE
Civil Parish Wheldrake, City of York, North Yorkshire
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


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Full Description

The earliest available map of the site is the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey (1854, surveyed in 1850/51). The map shows Mount Pleasant Farm to have been in place at this time, with farm buildings arranged around a courtyard in an 'L-plan plus buildings' form (Historic England 2014). The farm buildings in 1850/51, with a few exceptions, were demolished and replaced with later buildings in the period
1850/51 to 1890. The farmhouse itself - not part of the present survey - was present at this date, with a garden to the southwest. The house's current owner has seen documentation (deeds) that suggests that the house was built in 1825, which is consistent with the map evidence and may be the
date of origin of the original farm buildings that have survived from the pre-1850/51 period.

Based on the OS map of 1892, the second half of the nineteenth century had seen a significant amount of rebuilding. This included the addition of a cartshed, a new livestock range a pigtsy built close to the farmhouse.

SOURCE: Humble Heritage (2019) Mount Pleasant Farm, Wheldrake. Historic Building Record.

*Humble Heritage, 2019, Mount Pleasant Farm, Wheldrake - Historic Building Record (Unpublished document). SYO2199.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: *Humble Heritage. 2019. Mount Pleasant Farm, Wheldrake - Historic Building Record.

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Apr 29 2019 3:36PM


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