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Luton Barton House

A Grade II Listed Building in Broadhembury, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8184 / 50°49'6"N

Longitude: -3.3031 / 3°18'11"W

OS Eastings: 308299

OS Northings: 102904

OS Grid: ST082029

Mapcode National: GBR LR.XR10

Mapcode Global: FRA 36ZX.T4W

Plus Code: 9C2RRM9W+9Q

Entry Name: Luton Barton House

Listing Date: 27 January 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1098044

English Heritage Legacy ID: 87088

Location: Broadhembury, East Devon, Devon, EX14

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Broadhembury

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Broadhembury St Andrew, Apostle and Martyr

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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House, formerly farmhouse. Late medieval origins, remodelled and extended in the
early C17, altered at the left (north) end in the C18 or C19. Whitewashed rendered
cob and stone rubble; thatched roof half-hipped at left end, gabled at right end with
plain ridge, rear wing half-hipped at end; right end stack, back to back fireplaces
in an axial stack to left of centre.
Plan: T plan. West-facing main range, 3 rooms wide, with the remains of a through
passage to right of centre. The right hand room is heated from an end stack, the 2
left hand rooms from the axial stack. An unheated rear wing at right angles to the
main range is unheated. The house originated as a late medieval open hall of which 2
blackened trusses survive. The wing, also of cruck construction, may be medieval as
well. The house was probably floored in the late C16/early C17 when the right end
stack was added; the axial stack to left of centre appears to be part of a post C17
rebuilding or alteration at this end of the house.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4 window front with a C19 panelled front door to
the former through passage to right of centre with a probably C19 hipped porch
canopy, 3 and 4-light timber casement windows with glazing bars, probably late C19 or
Interior: Plank and muntin screens to the passage, the right hand screen incomplete,
the left hand screen (higher side) with the remains of a blocked doorframe. The
right hand room is a lower end parlour with a chamfered crossbeam and a high quality
fireplace with moulded Beerstone jambs and a massive stone lintel. The room to the
loft of the passage has a ceiling of intersecting moulded beams. Integral with the
ceiling beams, about a metre in front of the stack is the head beam of a plank and
muntin screen indicating either that the present axial stack is part of an
enlargement of the room (perhaps replacing a lateral stack) or that the moulded beams
are entirely re-used. The fireplace has a massive late C19 grate.
Roof: 2 sooted trusses, presumably crucks, survive over the right and centre of the
main range, the rafters have been replaced. The rear wing has a side-pegged jointed
cruck roof structure with mortised collars and may be early C16.
A handsome traditional house of medieval origins. Group value with Salters Farmhouse

Listing NGR: ST0829902904

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