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Latitude: 50.9852 / 50°59'6"N
Longitude: -4.0454 / 4°2'43"W
OS Eastings: 256528
OS Northings: 122633
OS Grid: SS565226
Mapcode National: GBR KR.L906
Mapcode Global: FRA 26DH.ZRR
Entry Name: Court Barton Including Walls to the Garden to the East
Listing Date: 16 February 1989
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1307144
English Heritage Legacy ID: 91879
Location: Yarnscombe, Torridge, Devon, EX31
Civil Parish: Yarnscombe
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Yarnscombe St Andrew
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS 52 SE
4/261 Court Barton including walls to the
1957 ref: 21/3 garden to the east
Farmhouse, divided into 2. Circa late C17 with C19 and C20 renovations, parts of the
fabric may be earlier. Stone rubble with some ashlar dressings; slate roof, hipped
at ends; axial stacks to left and right with handmade brick shafts. Stone rubble
wall to the garden in front (east) of the house.
Plan: An almost symmetrical arrangement: 4 rooms wide with a central entrance into a
through passage. The rooms flanking the passage are larger, with smaller rooms to
the far left and far right, heated from back to back fireplaces in the axial stacks.
An integral outshut contains the stairs and service rooms. Re-used timbers found
during renovations suggest that the house may be a rebuilding of an earlier house on
Exterior: 2 storeys and attic. Handsome, symmetrical 5-bay front with a central 2-
storey porch with a hipped slate roof. Set of C20 transomed casements, probably
copies of the original window design, 2-light to the outer bays and the porch, 3-
light flanking the porch. Roof dormers, 2 to the front, 2 to the rear and one to
each end. The porch has a timber lintel to the outer doorway and a C19 half-glazed
inner door. Stone rubble garden walls to the garden in front of the house are
probably also late C17.
Interior: Surprisingly plain considering the quality of the exterior. There may
have been decorated plasterwork at one time. Right hand end of the house only
inspected at time of survey (1988). The fireplace to the larger right-hand room has
a good open fireplace with splayed jambs including some Beerstone, and a chamfered
scroll-stopped lintel. The fireplace to the smaller room at the right end has been
largely rebuilt. The 2 left hand rooms are said to be only slightly different in
size. The rear right room in the outshut retains a pulley for pig-killing. C19
joinery includes panelled doors and a probable C19 stair in the rear right outshut
with plain splat balusters. The joists of the room over the porch are re-used
charred mullions (information from owner).
Roof: Apex not inspected at time of survey (1988), but the feet of A frame trusses
are visible upstairs: they have threaded purlins with end pegs and are probably late
A branch of the Trevelyan family of St Veep, Cornwall, lived at Court Barton in the
A handsome, high status late C17 house. Group value with separately listed
Listing NGR: SS5652822633
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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