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Goodameavy Barton and Manor House

A Grade II Listed Building in Meavy, Devon

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Latitude: 50.4631 / 50°27'47"N

Longitude: -4.0699 / 4°4'11"W

OS Eastings: 253185

OS Northings: 64631

OS Grid: SX531646

Mapcode National: GBR NZ.N4G7

Mapcode Global: FRA 27CT.VMP

Plus Code: 9C2QFW7J+63

Entry Name: Goodameavy Barton and Manor House

Listing Date: 21 March 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1105437

English Heritage Legacy ID: 92697

ID on this website: 101105437

Location: West Devon, PL6

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Meavy

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

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Goodameavy Barton and Manor
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2 adjoining houses originally one complex. Goodameavy Barton is circa late C16 with
C17 alterations and C20 modernisation; the Manor House is a C18 building remodelled
in the early C19 and extended later in the C19. Granite rubble walls, with granite
dressings to the Barton, stuccoed to the Manor House. Hipped slate roof to the
Barton, gabled to the Manor House. The Barton has a large rendered lateral stack at
the rear of its left-hand (kitchen) range and a C20 inserted stack to its rar (barn)
range. The Manor House has tall rendered axial stacks.
The original plan was of a building extending around 4 sides of a courtyard. The
present Manor House is a C18 rebuilding of the former hall range at the front; it
was remodelled in the early C19 and extended by a small wing at the right-hand end in
the circa mid to late C19. The other 3 sides of the courtyard to the rear retain to
varying degrees their original form and comprise the Barton. The range running back
from the left-hand side of the Manor House was the kitchen wing. On the rear side
of the yard, parallel with the hall range, is a barn which has a gateway through its
right end connecting it with a probably stable range on the right side of the
courtyard. This range was linked to the right end of the hall range by a gateway
arch. The main alterations that have taken place are an apparent partial remodelling
of the kitchen range in approximately the mid C17 and the conversion of the rear
barn range into living accommodation in the later C20.
2 storeys. Goodameavy Manor forms the front range which has an early C19 almost
symmetrical 4-window front with projecting wing at either end and porch to right of
centre. Early C19 12-pane hornless sashes. The contemporary porch has flush
panelled pilasters, a deep cornice breaking forward over them and a blocking course
above; round-arched doorway with moulded arch and imposts and flush-panelled double
doors; semi-circular fanlight has intersecting tracery glazing bars as do the arched
side-lights; 6 panelled double inner doors have rectangular fanlight above with
intersecting glazing bars. The projecting right-hand wing is probably later C19.
The kitchen range is behind the left-hand end of the Manor House and has an
asymmetrical 4-window front of C17 2-light chamfered granite mullions. These have
flat stone arches above and the stonework up to the first floor is coursed in roughly
dressed small granite blocks, after which it becomes rubble, still roughly coursed.
At the left-hand end is a lean-to C20 porch with stable-type door. The rear of this
range abuts higher ground and has C19/C20 outshuts.
At the rear of the courtyard, opposing the Manor House range is a long barn,
recently converted, which is single storey. On its inner face this range has slit
openings and a chamfered 4-centred arched doorway at the left-hand end which is
reached by stone steps; there is an archway through its right-hand end. On its outer
face is a slit window to its left with in inserted C20 single light casement to its
right. A C20 inserted glazed door has been inserted at the left end. To the right
of centre is a granite 4-centred chamfered arched doorway with C20 glazed door and
C20 casement to its right. At the end of this range the wall continues slightly to
incorporate a probablay reused segmental headed chamfered granite doorway at the
front of a low passage which has a similar doorway at the rear and is roofed with
large slabs of granite. The left-hand end of this range is set back slightly and
forms a gatehouse with a large chamfered 4-centred granite arch which has a room
above with a small segmental headed light.
The wing on the right-hand side of the courtyard behind the Manor House may
originally have been a stable range. It has no original openings facing into the
courtyard although some have been inserted and subsequently blocked. On its outer
face it has 4 partially granite framed slits on the first floor with an inserted
loading door at the centre. On the ground floor to the far left is a blocked
granite-framed square light. To its right is an inserted C20 casement with an
original 3-light chamfered granite mullion beyond it. At the centre is a probably
inserted doorway to the right of which is a granite-framed slit with a square
granite-framed light beyond it. C19 2 storey lean-to addition at right-hand end.
At the right-hand gable end is a blocked segmental headed granite doorway, chamfered
with run-out stops; to its left is a blocked 2-light granite mullion window.
Blocked doorway with brick arch above. Joining this gable end to the former hall
range is a wide chamfered segmental headed granite arch.
Interior of Manor House not inspected but thought to contain fairly complete early
C19 joinery.
The Barton retains 1 original roof truss in barn range which has curved feet and
mortices for threaded purlins. In the former kitchen is a double fireplace
arrangement; the left-hand one is particularly wide but its lintel has been removed.
Chamfered granite jambs to each with bar and concave stops; the right-hand hearth
has a cambered chamfered granite lintel. A large granite square-headed doorway,
chamfered with bar and concave stops forms the original entrance to this range from
the courtyard.
Although considerably altered, this building constitutes a relatively unusual
survival of a good quality courtyard house of which apart from the destruction of
the hall range, the fabric itself is relatively intact. The rebuild of the hall
range is, as is the present Manor House itself, a good quality building of its

Listing NGR: SX5318564631

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