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Range of Bank Barns Approximately 1.5 Metres West of Lower Jurston Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Chagford, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6454 / 50°38'43"N

Longitude: -3.8449 / 3°50'41"W

OS Eastings: 269657

OS Northings: 84483

OS Grid: SX696844

Mapcode National: GBR QC.0N1V

Mapcode Global: FRA 27TC.KX6

Plus Code: 9C2RJ5W4+52

Entry Name: Range of Bank Barns Approximately 1.5 Metres West of Lower Jurston Farmhouse

Listing Date: 16 September 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1106195

English Heritage Legacy ID: 94585

Location: Chagford, West Devon, Devon, TQ13

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Chagford

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Chagford St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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5/54 Range of bank barns approximately
22.2.67 1.5 metres west of Lower Jurston

Range of bank barns. Probably late C18-early C19. Granite stone rubble and slate
Plan: range of 3 adjoining bank barns terraced into the hillside and facing into the
farmyard to the east-north-east, say east. Below the threshing barns are cow byres
and a series of possibly unique chambers thought to be turnip stores. There are 2
long ranges connected by a short range set back a little and slightly lower than the
long ranges.
Exterior: the left (southern) barn has 2 large segmental-headed arches to the cow
byres and central loading hatch doorway above to the barn. The symmetry is upset by
a window at the right end to the byres and a vent above to the barn. The right
(northern) barn has 4 similar segmental-headed arches to the byres, 2 each side of a
flight of stone steps up to a central loading hatch doorway to the barn. Both these
blocks are gable-ended. The connecting block has a doorway towards the right (now
reduced in size) and a first floor window. To rear the end barns have central full
height double doors, both flanked by short midstrey walls. All the joinery is
plain; plank doors, most split into flaps, and unglazed windows.
Interiors have plain carpentry detail; roughly-finished and relatively close-set
crossbeams and A-frame roof trusses with spiked and pegged lap-jointed collars. It
is the left southern barn which has the storage chambers. Behind the cow byres there
is a doorway each end. Each leads into a barrel-vaulted chamber along the back of
the byre and there is a second pair of chambers behind these. They have hatches in
their roofs for loading from the yard above. They are damp and therefore unsuitable
for most storage uses. Since they are connected to the byres they must have stored
winter cattle feed and turnips seem most likely. Whatever they were they are a
unique feature.

Listing NGR: SX6965784483

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