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Barn Approximately 9 Metres South of Chapple Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Gidleigh, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6862 / 50°41'10"N

Longitude: -3.8817 / 3°52'54"W

OS Eastings: 267168

OS Northings: 89079

OS Grid: SX671890

Mapcode National: GBR Q8.K4MD

Mapcode Global: FRA 27R8.9K7

Plus Code: 9C2RM4P9+F8

Entry Name: Barn Approximately 9 Metres South of Chapple Farmhouse

Listing Date: 16 September 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1106125

English Heritage Legacy ID: 94718

Location: Gidleigh, West Devon, Devon, TQ13

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Gidleigh

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Gidleigh Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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3/188 Barn approximately 9 metres south
- of Chapple Farmhouse


Barn. C17, possibly C16, and C19 horse engine house. Large blocks of coursed
granite ashlar on the eastern and northern show sides, granite stone rubble on the
others; corrugated iron roof (formerly thatch).
Plan and description: threshing barn built down the hillslope and facing the road
to east. Opposing doorways to the threshing floor set a little uphill (north) of
centre; the full height front doorway containing large C19 double plank doors, the
left one split into flaps, and the smaller rear door containing a C19 plank door.
Loading hatch to left of front door. There is a window high in the uphill
(northern) gable end which contains the head of a C16 oak round-headed doorframe
with chamfered surround. Stone rubble blocking and the ashlar surround show that
this was originally a doorway. The doorframe fits remarkably well into the opening
which suggests that it has always been here and, if so, pushes the date of the barn
bank back into the C16. Horse engine house added in the C19 of the downhill end of
the rear. Its roof and the heavy beams are supported on a series of granite posts.
No machinery there now. Main roof is gable-ended.
Interior is open to the roof; a series of C17 A-frame trusses with pegged lap-
jointed collars.
This is a very attractive and unusually complete Dartmoor threshing barn and is one
of a group of listed buildings which make up the hamlet of Chapple and includes
Chapple Farmhouse (q.v) and West Chapple (q.v)

Listing NGR: SX6716889079

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