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Latitude: 50.5612 / 50°33'40"N
Longitude: -3.8759 / 3°52'33"W
OS Eastings: 267224
OS Northings: 75179
OS Grid: SX672751
Mapcode National: GBR QB.003K
Mapcode Global: FRA 27RL.5SW
Entry Name: Partially-Ruined Longhouse Approximately 70m North-East of Babeny Farmhouse
Listing Date: 28 October 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1105415
English Heritage Legacy ID: 92747
Location: Dartmoor Forest, West Devon, Devon, TQ13
District: West Devon
Civil Parish: Dartmoor Forest
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Widecombe-in-the-Moor St Pancras
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SX 67 NE
12/13 Partially-ruined longhouse
- approximately 70 metres north-
- east of Babeny Farmhouse
Former longhouse, now used as shippon. Circa early-mid C16. Granite rubble walls.
Gable ended corrugated iron roof to shippon and passage, house end roofless.
Longhouse plan of shippon to the left with passage, hall and probably inner room to
the right. Built in front of the shippon is a leanto likely originally to have been
a pigsty. To its right in front of the passage is a leanto stone rubble porch
which has stone seats inside. On the right-hand wall of the passage, now the gable
end, is the large granite framed fireplace, unchamfered, with massive lintel and
stone oven in left-hand side. The rear wall of the hall survives up to head height
and incorporates some blocked window openings and a curious larger opening at ground
level, the purpose of which is unclear. The lower gable end wall of the shippon
incorporates some large granite blocks and has a central drainage hole with a small
opening above it. On the rear wall of the shippon is a central inserted doorway
with a slit either side.
Interior : the passage has a solid wall to the shippon with an original wooden
Babeny is the site of one of the 17 Ancient Tenements of the Forest of Dartmoor and
is first mentioned in a document of 1260.
Listing NGR: SX6722475179
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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