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Latitude: 51.081 / 51°4'51"N
Longitude: -3.8744 / 3°52'27"W
OS Eastings: 268800
OS Northings: 132967
OS Grid: SS688329
Mapcode National: GBR KZ.D49S
Mapcode Global: FRA 26S8.6G2
Entry Name: Charlestown Barton
Listing Date: 13 May 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1107592
English Heritage Legacy ID: 98882
Location: Brayford, North Devon, Devon, EX32
District: North Devon
Civil Parish: Brayford
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Charles St John the Baptist
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS 63 SE
- Charlestown Barton
Barton farmhouse. Substantially late C16, but very likely earlier fabric survives.
Painted rendered stone rubble and cob, unrendered to rear. Slate-hanging to left
gable end. Asbestos slate roof with gable ends. Axial rendered stack and tall
rendered stack at left gable end.
3-room and unusually, lobby entry plan, the stack heating the hall and also the
lower end which until recently, however, was used as a dairy. Staircases to rear of
inner room and, unusually, to front of hall in integral porch and stair turret.
2 storeys. 4-window range. C20 2-light casements, except second from left which is
3 lights, 2 panes per light. Ground floor has 2-light casement, 4 panes per light
to left of plank door. 2-storey hall section incorporating entrance porch and stair
turret built out with corrugated iron roof. C19 3-light hall window, 8 panes per
light. Semi-circular slate step to porch with seats to each side of C20 door. 3-
light window to right, 3 panes per light with slate drip. Plank door to lean-to at
right gable end. No rear outshuts.
Interior: 2 axial ceiling beams and bressumer to lower end with wide hollow step-
stopped chamfers. The lean-to at the right end covers a deep well. Hall has
impressively wide hollow-chamfered bressumers with hollow step-stops and cross
ceiling beam. Carved bench end and part of dais bench which returns around the
walls of the hall window projection. Solid timber fireplace lintel but chamfer and
stops cut away. Boxed-in cross ceiling beams to inner room. Late C16 chamfered
jambs to hall/lobby doorway and to base of stair turret. Depressed segmental arched
doorway with chamfered surround and old plank door to chamber over lower end.
C20 roof structure superimposed over late C16 or early C17 substantially intact roof
structure over hall and inner room consisting of two trusses with slightly curved
feet to the principals, morticed and tenoned collar, 2 tiers of trenched purlins and
diagonally set ridge purlin. There is no sign of smoke-blackening and no access to
roof space over lower end, but the change in floor levels over the hall, the lobby
entry plan suggesting the stack may be inserted, the unusual position of the stair
turret and substantial signs of rebuilding to the rear wall of the hall strongly
implies the insertion of a floor to a former open-hall house.
Listing NGR: SS6880032967
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