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The Barn

A Grade II Listed Building in Otterton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6615 / 50°39'41"N

Longitude: -3.2967 / 3°17'48"W

OS Eastings: 308443

OS Northings: 85446

OS Grid: SY084854

Mapcode National: GBR P7.7390

Mapcode Global: FRA 37ZB.9GP

Plus Code: 9C2RMP63+H8

Entry Name: The Barn

Listing Date: 11 November 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1097502

English Heritage Legacy ID: 86395

Location: Otterton, East Devon, Devon, EX9

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Otterton

Built-Up Area: Otterton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Otterton St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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SY 0885
7/194 The Barn
House, formerly a farmhouse. Probably C16 origins, refurbished in C17, cider house
added in C18, modernised in mid C20. Plastered cob on stone rubble footings, some
English bond brick in the cider house; stone rubble stacks, one with C17 stone
chimney shaft, another topped with C20 brick and another disused; thatch roof.
3-room-and-through-passage plan house facing south-east onto Ottery Road with the
inner room at the right (north-eastern) end. The inner room has a disused end
stack, the hall has a large projecting front lateral stack and the large service end
room has a rear lateral stack. Newel stair turret projecting to rear at upper end
of the hall. Service wing (former cider house) projecting at right angles to rear
of the left end with a carriageway through next to the house. 2 storeys.
Irregular 4-window front of late C19 and C20 casements with glazing bars. The front
passage doorway is roughly central and contains a C20 plank door with a window. The
hall stack to right of the door is built of brown-coloured local conglomerate
sandstone with larger roughly dressed quoins, Beerstone ashlar chamfered plinth and
weathered offsets. At the top is the original C17 stone double chimney shaft with
Beerstone quoins and soffit-moulded coping. Eaves rise to a gable behind this
stack. Roof is half-hipped each end. The rear left corner is rounded into the
Interior shows mostly the result of C20 modernisation but the original plan is
preserved and early carpentry probably survives in the crosswalls. In the service
end room no beams are exposed. The fireplace is probably C17; it is stone rubble
with a soffit-chamfered oak lintel. The hall fireplace has been much rebuilt in C20
in brick with a new timber lintel. The right side, however, is original Beerstone
with a knife-sharpening depression. Since the stack has a double shaft a first
floor fireplace is suspected and therefore it probably dates from the early or mid
C17 when the hall was floored over. The hall crossbeam is early or mid C17; it is
soffit-chamfered with double bar-scroll stops. No other early features are exposed
and the roof was completely replaced in the mid C20. The cider house includes plain
carpentry detail and a roof of C18 A-frame trusses with spiked lap-jointed collars
and X-apexes.

Listing NGR: SY0844385446

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