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Cranmer Barton

A Grade II Listed Building in Broadhembury, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8373 / 50°50'14"N

Longitude: -3.3064 / 3°18'23"W

OS Eastings: 308102

OS Northings: 105013

OS Grid: ST081050

Mapcode National: GBR LR.WJ5D

Mapcode Global: FRA 36YW.KP9

Plus Code: 9C2RRMPV+WC

Entry Name: Cranmer Barton

Listing Date: 27 January 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1098063

English Heritage Legacy ID: 87031

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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Listing Text

ST 00 NE

4/32 Cranmer Barton


Farmhouse. Early C17 or earlier, C18 refurbishment. Whitewashed rendered cob on
stone footings; red tiled roof (formerly thatched), gabled at the left end, half-
hipped at the right end; axial stack with a stone shaft, left end stack in handmade
brick with a modern brick shaft, lateral stack to rear wing.
Plan: T plan. A south facing main range, now 2 rooms wide with a cross passage to
left of centre, but probably originally 3 rooms, the partition between the hall and
inner room removed; lower end parlour. Hall stack backing on to passage, external
winder stair in a projection on the rear wall. The rear right wing at right angles
may be C17 in origin (mullioned window) but possibly converted to a kitchen wing in
the C18 when the house was refurbished, and subsequently to a parlour and kitchen.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 5 window front with a C20 plank front door to the
passage with a Victorian gabled porch with a slate roof and a segmental arched outer
doorway. Three 3-light ground floor casements with probably early C19 diamond-paned
windows; 2- and 3-light first floor C19 or C20 timber casements with glazing bars.
The inner return of the wing has 2 first floor mullioned windows: one with a section
of C15 or early C16 timber traceried frieze, not in situ, nailed to the top.
Interior: Plank and muntin screen on the lower side of the passage, the muntins
chamfered on the passage side, the screen plastered over on the lower end side; early
C18 2-panel door from passage into lower end room which has good probably late C17
plaster cornices to the ceiling and flanking the plastered-over crossbeam, simple
fleur de lis motifs decorate the corners. The right hand room has a plastered-over
axial beam that stops short at what was presumably the partition with the inner room;
a 1950s fireplace conceals an earlier fireplace. The rear right room is a mid/late
C19 parlour with a coeval chimney-piece. Plain carpentry detail to the kitchen
beyond in the wing which has 2 bread ovens to the fireplace. A service stair rises
from the kitchen. C18 2-panel doors on the first floor suggest that the axial first
floor passage was inserted at this date.
Roof: One side pegged jointed cruck survives, the rest of the house has been re-
roofed in the C18 with X apex A frames, all below C20 roof timbers.

Listing NGR: ST0810205013

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