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Winscott Barton Farmhouse Including Garden Wall Adjoining to South

A Grade II Listed Building in St. Giles in the Wood, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.949 / 50°56'56"N

Longitude: -4.0621 / 4°3'43"W

OS Eastings: 255242

OS Northings: 118642

OS Grid: SS552186

Mapcode National: GBR KQ.NJRR

Mapcode Global: FRA 26CL.R9H

Entry Name: Winscott Barton Farmhouse Including Garden Wall Adjoining to South

Listing Date: 4 October 1960

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1147778

English Heritage Legacy ID: 91821

Location: St. Giles in the Wood, Torridge, Devon, EX38

County: Devon

District: Torridge

Civil Parish: St. Giles in the Wood

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: St Giles in the Wood St Giles

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

ST GILES
SS 51 NE IN THE WOOD
8/203 Winscott Barton Farmhouse including
4.10.60 garden wall adjoining to south

GV II

Farmhouse. Weathervane is dated 1850 and the features of the house accord with such
a date but there may be an earlier core. Local stone rubble walls, mostly plastered;
brick stacks with plastered chimney shafts; slate roof, formerly thatch.
Plan: F-plan house. The main block faces south. It has a 3-room plan with a cross
passage containing the main stair right of centre. The 2 rooms to left (west) are
parlours and an axial stack between contains back-to-back fireplaces. The large room
to right of the passage is a dining room with an end stack. A kitchen block with
projecting end stack projects to rear of the dining room and a dairy block projects
to rear of the centre. Ostensibly this appears to be a single phase mid C19
farmhouse but parts may be older. 2 storeys.
Exterior: Regular but not symmetrical 5-window front of C19 and C20 casements with
glazing bars (similar windows to rear). Front doorway is right of centre behind an
original (that is to say mid C19) slate-roofed gabled porch. It is built of stone
rubble with red brick quoins and has a stone ashlar Tudor outer arch (alternate grey
and cream-coloured blocks) with a hoodmould. Front doorway contains a C19 6-panel
door. The roof is hipped each end and the ridge is surmounted by a timber bellcote
with a wrought iron weather vane dated 1850.
Interior: No carpentry is exposed. The joinery detail is mostly mid C19 and
relatively plain; for instance, the main stair is a straight flight without a
balustrade.
Roof not inspected.
From the right (eastern) end of the front a tall stone rubble projects forward along
the side of the front garden and connects the farmhouse to the end of the barn
(q.v.). It appears to contain some blocked features as if it were once part of a
building.
Winscott Barton Farmhouse is attractively situated amongst a very good group of
traditional farmbuildings, the best of which are listed. It is on the site of an old
mansion which was the home of Tristram Risdon between 1603-30.
Source: Devon SMR.


Listing NGR: SS5524218642

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