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Barn with Adjoining Horse Engine House, Stable and Outbuilding Approximately 40 Metres to South West of Witherhill Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in High Bickington, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.9667 / 50°58'0"N

Longitude: -3.9767 / 3°58'36"W

OS Eastings: 261295

OS Northings: 120448

OS Grid: SS612204

Mapcode National: GBR KV.MGD3

Mapcode Global: FRA 26KK.8L8

Entry Name: Barn with Adjoining Horse Engine House, Stable and Outbuilding Approximately 40 Metres to South West of Witherhill Farmhouse

Listing Date: 16 February 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1146995

English Heritage Legacy ID: 91709

Location: High Bickington, Torridge, Devon, EX37

County: Devon

District: Torridge

Civil Parish: High Bickington

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: High Bickington

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

HIGH BICKINGTON
SS 62 SW
5/94 Barn with adjoining horse-engine
- house, stable and outbuilding
approximately 40 metres to south-
west of Witherhill Farmhouse

GV II

Range of farmbuildings including barn, horse-engine house and stable. Probably early
C18, with mid to late C19 additions. Cob on stone rubble plinth with squared and
coursed stone piers flanking barn entrances. Addition of uncoursed stone rubble.
Gable-ended late C19 clay tile and corrugated sheet (iron or asbestos) roof (probably
formerly thatched).
Plan: Range aligned approximately north-west/south-east, facing farmyard to north-
east. C18 barn with central opposed cart entrances, stable with loft above to right
and further farmbuildings to left. Mid to late C19 square-ended horse-engine house
at the rear of the left-hand end of the barn with open side, and probably late C19
one-storey lean-to addition at the right-hand end of the range.
Exterior: Barn with central pair of large plank doors (left-hand one 2-leaf) with
wooden lintel and flanking stone piers (probably formerly supporting shallow porch).
Stable to right has plank loft door to left, ground-floor C19 casement to right with
brick dressings and wooden lintel and plank door to left with C19 brick dressings and
wooden lintel. Row of 10 pigeon nesting-holes below eaves to right. Right-hand
lean-to addition has plank door to front with wooden lintel. Central pair of large
plank doors to rear of barn too.
Interior: Probably early C18 five-bay roof with trusses consisting of straight
principals and lapped pegged collars. Stable to right of barn has stone floors, old
stalls and C18 A-frame roof trusses. Horse-engine house to rear of barn has very
large spine beam.
This building forms part of a farmstead group also including Witherhill Farmhouse
(q.v.).


Listing NGR: SS6129520448

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