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Barn About 70 Metres South of Alston Farmhouse, Adjoining Alston Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Ashburton, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.5342 / 50°32'3"N

Longitude: -3.7283 / 3°43'41"W

OS Eastings: 277611

OS Northings: 71915

OS Grid: SX776719

Mapcode National: GBR QK.6MXG

Mapcode Global: FRA 372N.9B7

Entry Name: Barn About 70 Metres South of Alston Farmhouse, Adjoining Alston Cottage

Listing Date: 1 September 1992

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1200959

English Heritage Legacy ID: 375972

Location: Ashburton, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ13

County: Devon

District: Teignbridge

Civil Parish: Ashburton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Ashburton St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


ASHBURTON

SX77SE ALSTON CROSS
849-1/2/225 Barn about 70m S of Alston
Farmhouse, adjoining Alston Cottage

GV II

Former threshing-barn, later poundhouse, now garage and store.
The barn stands immediately E of Alston Cottage, an unlisted
late C19 building. Probably early C16. Stone rubble with a
large area of cob (probably the original material for the
whole building) in left end of front wall. Roofed with
corrugated iron. A small oblong building with opposing doors
centrally placed; wide front door, narrow rear one (now
blocked). To right of frontage a second cart entrance. 1
storey. Front entrance to former threshing-floor has
chamfered, shouldered-head wood door frame with cranked
lintel. Opposing rear door frame is square-headed with pegged
joints. Door frame to right consists of later, reused timbers.
Interior: late C20 roof timbers on a concrete ring-beam,
probably constructed in 1970s.
Barns with early door frames are rare in Devon; this is a
particularly well-preserved example. It is said to have been
used as a poundhouse for cider at one time, and on the 1840
tithe map the field behind it is called Poundhouse Orchard.
(1840-: ASHBURTON TITHE MAP).


Listing NGR: SX7761171915

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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