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Partially-Ruined Longhouse Approximately 70M North-East of Babeny Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Dartmoor Forest, Devon

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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

Plus Code: 9C2RH46F+FJ

Entry Name: Partially-Ruined Longhouse Approximately 70M North-East of Babeny Farmhouse

Listing Date: 28 October 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1105415

English Heritage Legacy ID: 92747

Location: Dartmoor Forest, West Devon, Devon, TQ13

County: Devon

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

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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
shouldered-head doorframe.
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

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