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Court Barn, Halwell and Moreleigh

Description: Court Barn

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 April 1993
English Heritage Building ID: 101249

OS Grid Reference: SX7610252555
OS Grid Coordinates: 276102, 52555
Latitude/Longitude: 50.3598, -3.7432

Location: Parsonage Lane, Halwell, Devon TQ9 7JH

Locality: Halwell and Moreleigh
Local Authority: South Hams District Council
County: Devon
Country: England
Postcode: TQ9 7JH

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Listing Text


9/337 Court Barn


Former manor house. Circa early C17 possibly with earlier fabric, remodelled
in late C17 or early C18; extended in circa mind to late C19 and altered
internally in late C20. Local shale rubble with some limestone and quartz,
partly rendered at rear; red brick arches to ground floor front windows.
Slate roof with gabled ends. Large rendered gable end chimney stacks with
tapered tops, the smaller right hand stack projects slightly.
Plan: The original plan is uncertain. The result of the late C17 to early
C18 remodelling in a 2-room plan with a wide central entrance passage, the
lower room to the left may have been the hall with the parlour to the right
both rooms heated from gable end stacks. Coeval with or a little later than
the remodelling of the front range there is a central rear wing, probably a
kitchen, with a gable end stack and what is probably a stair turret in the
right hand angle and a 2-storey outshut, probably C18, has been added to the
back of the right hand end and a single storey lean-to at the rear of the left
end. In circa mid to late C19 a 2-storey 1-room plan addition was built at
the end of the rear wing which is said to have been a dairy. At the lower
left end there is an outbuilding probably a late C17 addition in which the
living accommodation was extended probably in C18. In the late C20 the house
was much altered internally, the stairs taken out of the stair tower and a new
staircase inserted into the rear wing.
Exterior: 2 storey. Symmetrical 4 window range. 3-light casements with
glazing bars, the 2 on the right on the first floor are early C19, the others
have been replaced probably in C20; the ground floor left hand windows are
tripartite sashes with horns, 4 panes flanked by 2 panes; all the front window
openings have slate cills and the ground floor windows have segmental red
brick arches. Central doorway has 6panel door, top panels glazed, bottom
panels flush and with rectangular overlight and mid to late C19 stone rubble
gabled porch with segmental brick doorway. On the front wall to the right of
the doorway a straight masonry joint suggests rebuilding of this end.
Long gable-ended rear wing with lower roof over C19 extension at the end. In
the angle on the left side a 2-storey lean-to which was probably a stair
tower, and another 2-storey lean-to in the angle to the left behind the higher
end; at the opposite end at the rear a small single storey lean-to converted
into a porch.
At the lower left hand end an outbuilding, roofless at the time of the survey
1986; a doorway in the lower gable end of the house at first floor level has
a chamfered beam with bar stops reused as a lintel. In the outbuilding a
fireplace backing onto the lower end of the house has a chamfered and stopped
cambered lintel. In the front wall a blocked 3-light chamfered wooden mullion
window. The outbuilding also has chamfered cross beams.
Interior: The ground floor ceiling of the main range has chamfered
unstopped cross beams. The rear wing has chamfered cross beams with ogee
stops and large kitchen fireplace with a chamfered cambered wooden lintel
with run out stops. the partitions on the first floor have C18 moulded
doordrames and C20 doors. A closet in the lower left hand room beside the
stack has a 2-panel bolection moulded door. The ground floor left room has
fielded panel window shutters.
Roof: The roof over the main range replaced except for the remains of 2
trusses with mortices for threaded purlins and morticed collars, the feet of
the principals are set in the tops of the walls. Beside these 2 trusses are
2 later stud partitions. The roof over the rear wing has straight principal
rafters with mortices for threaded purlins.

Listing NGR: SX7609952554

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Source: English Heritage

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