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Barton Farmhouse, Bradford-on-Avon

Description: Barton Farmhouse

Grade: I
Date Listed: 18 April 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 312654

OS Grid Reference: ST8233660506
OS Grid Coordinates: 382336, 160506
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3434, -2.2550

Location: Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire BA15 1LF

Locality: Bradford-on-Avon
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: BA15 1LF

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Listing Text

5411 (South Side)

Barton Farmhouse
ST8260 2/1 18.4.52.


During the Middle Ages, Barton Farm was a grange of Shaftesbury Nunnery.
The Farmhouse is mostly early C18, with portions dating from the late
Middle Ages. L-shaped building with a short leg projecting forward at
right-angles to the main north frontage. This wing is late medieval in
date. 2 storeys. Ashlar. Single first-floor room over square archway
supported by timbering, under which the road passes to the west and Barton
Bridge. Diagonal corner buttresses. Stone capping on roof-ridge and
gable-end parapets with saddle-stones. Main elevation of farmhouse also
of ashlar with stone-tiled roof. 2 storeys plus attics in 3 gables.
String-courses divide the storeys. 5 windows with projecting surrounds,
sashes, no glazing bars. Centre window on first-floor and all ground-floor
windows have semi-circular heads with keystones. Attic window in centre
gable also has semi-circular head, no keystone. Projecting square porch
to left of main frontage with room over and gable. 4-centred archway
with panel-traceried soffit; 3-light stone mullioned window above, with
4-centred sub-arches in square head; blocked single-light window in gable.
Stone bench along each side of porch interior. Inner doorway leading
to farmhouse interior has a 4-centred arch with chamfered mouldings.
To left of porch is a small section of main front with stringcourse and
2 sashes in reveals, one to each floor. Listed grade I as part of a rare
complex of medieval buildings which includes the Tithe Barn. In the possession
of the Wiltshire Historic Buildings Trust.

All the listed buildings in Pound Lane form a group.

Listing NGR: ST8233560510

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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