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Latitude: 50.8594 / 50°51'34"N
Longitude: -3.8027 / 3°48'9"W
OS Eastings: 273218
OS Northings: 108207
OS Grid: SS732082
Mapcode National: GBR L2.V4H6
Mapcode Global: FRA 26XT.QBQ
Entry Name: Court Barton Farmhouse
Listing Date: 26 August 1965
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1250126
English Heritage Legacy ID: 432367
Location: Lapford, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17
District: Mid Devon
Civil Parish: Lapford
Built-Up Area: Lapford
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Lapford
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS 70 NW
4/87 Court Barton Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Late C15-early C16 with major later C16 and C17 improvements. Main
block is mainly plastered cob on rubble footings but part of rear wall is exposed
rubble facing with some brick patching and rear block is partly plastered rubble;
rubble stacks with C19 and C20 brick chimney shafts; slate roof (originally thatch).
Main block has 3-room-and-through-passage plan with slightly narrower service end
room on right (south) end and a late C17 kitchen block at right angles to rear of
passage and service room. Front lateral stack to hall and end stacks to service
room and kitchen. A second front lateral stack is said to have served inner room.
2 storeys with disused attics to main block. Regular 4 window front, all circa 1980
aluminimum framed casements with leaded glass except C19 casement with glazing bars
on ground floor left end. Now C20 door to passage right of centre behind circa 1980
glass-roofed conservatory. Hall stack has tall chimney shaft. Roof is gabled to
right, half-hipped to left.
Interior shows a house of several builds. The oldest structure is in the roof. The
3 bay roof over passage, hall and inner room is carried on 2 late C15-early C16
face-pegged jointed cruck trusses. They have cambered collars, a yoke at the apex
allowing the principals to clasp a square set ridge (Alcock's Type H), and the slots
for trenched purlins. This roof is heavily sooted indicating that the original
house was open from ground to roof, probably divided by low partitions and heated by
an open hearth. There is a cob crosswall between passage and the service room which
is narrower, possibly a C17 extension. Early C17 truss over the crosswall is a
side-pegged jointed cruck with pegged dovetail lap-jointed collar and threaded
purlins. Probably late C17 A-frame trusses with simple pegged lap-jointed collars
over service end. Hall and inner room have apparently continuous ceiling carried on
early C17 double-ovolo moulded crossbeams. Stone rubble fireplace of about same
date has chamfered oak lintel and the right side, also forming a side to the window
embrasure,is a single piece of granite ashlar and ovolo-moulded along each edge.
Service end has plain carpentry detail, nothing showing earlier than late C17.
Kitchen also probably late C17 or early C18 with a chamfered and runout-stopped
crossbeam. Fireplace blocked.
Listing NGR: SS7321808207
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