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Town Barton

A Grade II Listed Building in Doddiscombsleigh, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6677 / 50°40'3"N

Longitude: -3.618 / 3°37'4"W

OS Eastings: 285753

OS Northings: 86588

OS Grid: SX857865

Mapcode National: GBR QQ.X650

Mapcode Global: FRA 3799.Y00

Plus Code: 9C2RM99J+3R

Entry Name: Town Barton

Listing Date: 11 November 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1097777

English Heritage Legacy ID: 85651

Location: Doddiscombsleigh, Teignbridge, Devon, EX6

County: Devon

District: Teignbridge

Civil Parish: Doddiscombsleigh

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Doddiscombsleigh St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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SX 88 NE
3/128 Town Barton
Former farmhouse. Early C17, possibly a remodelling of an earlier building, altered
in the early C19. Stone rubble with some granite dressings, partly whitewashed and
plastered ; end stacks and projecting front lateral stack with granite ashlar shaft
to main block, projecting front end stack to north east wing, stack to south west
wing ; hipped slate roof.
Plan: Complex plan and evolution. The core of the house is a circa early C17 single
depth range, 3 rooms wide. No through passage survives but it may have been to left
of centre giving a 3 room and passage plan house, lower end kitchen to the left
(east), hall heated by the front lateral stack, inner room parlour to the right. A
front left (north-east) wing at right angles to the putative kitchen also appears to
be C17 and is heated from an end stack but is not tied into the main range
(information from owner). This wing has a passage against the long inner wall which
would have aligned with the putative through passage of the main block. A winder
sair rises from this passage in the angle between the main block and the wing. The
hall and parlour of the main block were remodelled in the circa early C19 with an
entrance hall (taken out of the C17 hall) created between them. At the same date a
rear right (south-west) wing was added to the rear of the main block providing an
additional room and a stair with access from the new entrance hall. The house is
sited directly to the north of the church and overlooks the churchyard on the south
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 2 window front with deep eaves and guttering
stamped with lions' heads. To the left, the end of the north-east wing has a
projecting dressed granite stack and a granite chamfered doorframe with a square-
headed hoodmould and plank and stud door leading into a passage. An achievement with
the arms of the Doddiscomb family fixed over the door may have originated from a
monument in the church. To the right, the main range has the old projecting hall
stack to the left, an early C19 porch on columns with a panelled front door and
rectangular fanlight, 2-light C19 transomed timber casement with glazing bars above
front door, 16-pane sashes to right. Stair turret bulge in angle between wing and
main block with a 2-light timber casement. 2-light timber casement lights passage on
inner return of wing. Other fenestration is a mixture of high transomed timber
casements and sashes with glazing bars.
Interior: 3 fireplaces from the early C17 range survive ; the massive kitchen
fireplace in the left end rear room with a chamfered stopped timber lintel, slightly
reduced in size and possibly concealing a curing chamber. The kitchen has a high
ceiling with a chamfered crossbeam with runout stops. The fireplace to the
projecting front lateral stack (the former hall stack), is massive with a chamfered
granite lintel and jambs the fireplace partly behind an early C19 partition wall.
The parlour fireplace is also granite with roll-moulded jambs and lintel . The C19
entrance hall, between the parlour and C17 hall has an excellent moulded timber
doorframe at the rear with elaborate stops, dated 1604 on the lintel with the
initials WB and EB, it is not clear whether this doorframe is in situ. The front
left wing, reduced to a dairy at one time, has an open fireplace, slightly altered,
with a chamfered stopped lintel and one chamfered granite jamb. Most of the joinery
is early C19 (including a stick baluster stair with turned newels and a ramped
handrail) or C20. Moulded cornices survive in the passage in the front wing and the
C17 parlour ; they are early C19.
Roof: Not inspected but said to be conventional early C19 king post and strut
throughout. Remnants of dressed granite in the garden to the north suggest that the
house may have included other ranges which no longer exist. Group value with the

Listing NGR: SX8576386593

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