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Heles Tenement and Adjoining Barn

A Grade II Listed Building in High Bickington, Devon

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Latitude: 50.9788 / 50°58'43"N

Longitude: -3.976 / 3°58'33"W

OS Eastings: 261379

OS Northings: 121793

OS Grid: SS613217

Mapcode National: GBR KV.LNKV

Mapcode Global: FRA 26KJ.8V6

Plus Code: 9C2RX2HF+GJ

Entry Name: Heles Tenement and Adjoining Barn

Listing Date: 16 February 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1105045

English Heritage Legacy ID: 91686

Location: High Bickington, Torridge, Devon, EX37

County: Devon

District: Torridge

Civil Parish: High Bickington

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: High Bickington

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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5/70 Heles Tenement and adjoining barn

House and adjoining barn. Probably mid-to late C17 with late C20 alterations and
additions. Cob on stone rubble plinth, house-part rendered. Gable-ended corrugated-
asbestos roof (formerly thatched). Rendered axial stack.
Plan and development: C17 two-room plan house aligned approximately north-
east/south-west, facing south-east (ground falls to left). Plan formerly consisted
of principal larger room (hall) to right with axial end stack and smaller unheated
room to left, divided axially, with dairy to rear and staircase to front. Late C20
alterations included the removal of the internal partitions and staircase at the
left-hand end and the insertion of a new front door into the right-hand room, with a
lean-to porch. Late C17 barn adjoining at right-hand end, with central opposed
doorways (blocked to rear) and formerly with lean-to addition at front (see building
line and sockets for former rafters). Two-storey house.
Exterior: Asymmetrical 3-window front; C19 and C20 two-light wooden casements (left-
hand first-floor window blocked - see cill). Doorway between first and second
windows from right has late C20 porch with C20 plank door. Blocked doorway between
first and second windows from left (see lines in render). Barn to right has wide
doorway (without doors at time of survey - January 1988) with wooden lintel.
Inserted C20 trefoil-headed ground-floor window in left-hand gable-end of house has
reused C19 stained glass (the owner reports that it came from a church in Henley on
Thames, Berkshire). Blocked wide doorway to rear of barn.
Interior: Right-hand ground-floor room (hall) has C17 chamfered joists spanning
front to back, and C17 open fireplace to right with stone jambs, chamfered wooden
lintel with straight cut stops, bread oven with C19 cast-iron door and old cooking
frame. Old plank door to right of fireplace (leading to barn) with wrought-iron
strap hinges. Window seat in front window. Partitions removed at left-hand end in
the late C20.

Listing NGR: SS6137921793

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