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Latitude: 50.8602 / 50°51'36"N
Longitude: -3.0649 / 3°3'53"W
OS Eastings: 325144
OS Northings: 107279
OS Grid: ST251072
Mapcode National: GBR M2.V5BK
Mapcode Global: FRA 46GT.PRL
Entry Name: Barn Approximately 30 Metres North of Moorpit Farmhouse
Listing Date: 16 March 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1098187
English Heritage Legacy ID: 86725
Location: Yarcombe, East Devon, Devon, EX14
District: East Devon
Civil Parish: Yarcombe
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Yarcombe St John the Baptist
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
ST 20 NE
8/170 Barn approximately 30 metres north
- of Moorpit Farmhouse
Barn. Dated 1846 and built by Sir Francis Drake. Roughly-shaped blocks of flint
laid to courses and with Hamstone ashlar detail; slate roof.
Threshing barn facing south-south-east, say south. It contains opposing central
doorways onto tne threshing floor. The front doorway is not full height. It
contains probably original double doors. Above the front door there is a Hamstone
plaque inscribed TTFE Drake, Bart, 1846. The roof is gable-ended with shaped
kneelers, coping and ball finials on the gables. There is a hayloft loading hatch
in the right (east) end.
Interior: not inspected.
Sir Francis Drake was evidently an improving landlord. Several of the farmhouses
and most of the farmbuildings on his Yarcombe estate were rebuilt to a high standard
in the mid C19. There are several other similar barns on the estate but this is
perhaps the best example.
Listing NGR: ST2514407279
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