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Barn and Horse Engine House, Covered Entrance and Former Stables Approximately 20 Metres to West of Great Barlington Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Roborough, Devon

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Latitude: 50.9296 / 50°55'46"N

Longitude: -4.0414 / 4°2'29"W

OS Eastings: 256635

OS Northings: 116445

OS Grid: SS566164

Mapcode National: GBR KR.PQ0X

Mapcode Global: FRA 26FN.7C5

Plus Code: 9C2QWXH5+RC

Entry Name: Barn and Horse Engine House, Covered Entrance and Former Stables Approximately 20 Metres to West of Great Barlington Farmhouse

Listing Date: 16 February 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1105005

English Heritage Legacy ID: 91788

Location: Roborough, Torridge, Devon, EX19

County: Devon

District: Torridge

Civil Parish: Roborough

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Roborough St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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SS 51 NE
8/172 Barn and horse engine house,
- covered entrance and former stables
approximately 20 metres to west of
Great Barlington Farmhouse


Barn, covered entrance and stables. Probably early C18 with some minor late C19 or
early C20 alterations and additions. Cob on stone rubble plinth with gable-ended
corrugated-iron and asbestos roof (formerly thatched), stepped down slope. Minor
additions of squared snecked stone with red brick dressings and Welsh-slate roofs.
Plan: Range of buildings facing farmyard to east (ground falls to right). C18 barn
to left with opposed cart entrances and c.1900 square-ended horse-engine house
projecting at right angles from its right-hand end. Circa 1900 lean-to addition in
front of right-hand end too. Lower C18 range to right consisting of covered farmyard
entrance to the left and former stables (present milking parlour) to right with
c.1900 lean-to addition in front, One storey and loft with one-storey additions.
Exterior: Barn to left has a pair of large plank doors (right-hand one 2 leaf) with
wooden lintel. Two narrow vents to the left of the entraance (right-hand one
blocked). Circa 1900 lean-to addition to right of entrance with 2 doorways.
Triangular owlhole in the left-hand gable end of the barn. Rear cart entrance also
with a pair of large plank doors.
Right-hand range incorporates the covered entrance to the farmyard, open up to eaves
level, with flanking stone piers and wooden lintels. Former stable to the right has
a row of 5 pigeon nesting holes below the eaves. Small c.1900 lean-to addition in
front to right.
Interior: The barn has a C18 seven-bay roof with pegged trusses consisting of
straight principals and lap-jointed collars. Horse engine house retains huge spine
beam and some line shafting. Roof over right-hand range also has a C18 roof with
trusses consisting of straight principals and collars.
This range of buildings forms a part of a compelte farmstead group, including Great
Barlington Farmhouse (q.v.) and a range of shippons (q.v.).

Listing NGR: SS5663516445

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