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Agricultural Outbuildings Adjoining to North of Woodbeer Court

A Grade II* Listed Building in Plymtree, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8282 / 50°49'41"N

Longitude: -3.3279 / 3°19'40"W

OS Eastings: 306570

OS Northings: 104019

OS Grid: ST065040

Mapcode National: GBR LQ.X4QR

Mapcode Global: FRA 36XX.39V

Entry Name: Agricultural Outbuildings Adjoining to North of Woodbeer Court

Listing Date: 24 October 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1098131

English Heritage Legacy ID: 86893

Location: Plymtree, East Devon, Devon, EX15

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Plymtree

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Plymtree St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

ST 00 SE
3/137 Agricultural outbuildings
- adjoining to north of Woodbeer

A group of agricultural outbuildings. Early C18, maybe in 2 phases, some minor C19
and C20 alterations and repairs. Flemish bond brick including burnt headers near to
the farmhouse, some on local stone rubble footings; slate and corrugaged iron roof,
probably thatch originally.
Plan: a group of largely contemporary farmbuildings and outbuildings built to
accompany a major refurbishment of Woodbeer Court (q.v). They completed a courtyard
to rear of the house. In the early C18 a second rear wing was added to the house.
The first part was domestic and included in the house. However, behind it the wing
continues as the west wing of the courtyard which contains a cellar or store with a
granary above. It is separated from the house by a carriageway. The north side of
the courtyard is completed by a former stable with hayloft over. The north wing
continues and projects westward, first with a cider house, then as a shippon (now
pighouse) on a slightly different alignment and ends with a small barn which has
been made in the truncated end of the range.
Exterior: the original doorways and windows are consistent in style throughout.
They have low segmental brick arches over. Changes to the original fabric are
generally easily recognized since they employ hard machine brick. Most of the
joinery detail appears to have been replaced but some may be C18. The carriageway
through the west wing is a flat-headed arch and the oak lintel on the courtyard side
is chamfered and scroll stopped. The doorway in the carriageway is probably
original; a plain unchamfered frame contains a large plank door which includes a
wicket with a segmental arch head. An external flight of stone steps leads from the
courtyard to the stable hayloft. All the doorways in the cider house and shippon
section have been altered. The roofs are gable-ended.
Interior: the carpentry detail throughout is plain but sturdy using roughly-
chamfered crossbeams and A-frame trusses with pegged and spiked lap-jointed collars.
The cider house contains the remains of the press.
These outbuildings represent a good group of early C18 farmbuildings in their own
right. The attractive local brick is early for Devon. However their intimate and
complimentary relationship with the well-preserved small mansion of Woodbeer Court
(q.v) gives them added importance.
Source: the architects, Redfern, Gilpin, and Riley of Exeter, have measured plans
and elevations (1986).

Listing NGR: ST0657004019

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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