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Barn and Stables Approximately 2 Metres North of Higher Corndon Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Chagford, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6521 / 50°39'7"N

Longitude: -3.8526 / 3°51'9"W

OS Eastings: 269132

OS Northings: 85238

OS Grid: SX691852

Mapcode National: GBR QC.062R

Mapcode Global: FRA 27TB.WDW

Plus Code: 9C2RM42W+RX

Entry Name: Barn and Stables Approximately 2 Metres North of Higher Corndon Farmhouse

Listing Date: 16 September 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1106221

English Heritage Legacy ID: 94559

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

Tagged with: Barn

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3/28 Barn and stables approximately
- 2 metres north of Higher Corndon
- II

Barn, former Dartmoor longhouse, and adjoining stables. C16 or C17, stables added
in C19. Earliest work of large blocks of roughly-coursed granite ashlar, rest
granite stone rubble with large dressed quoins; disused granite stack; corrugated
asbestos and corrugated iron roof (formerly thatch).
Plan: L-shaped building. The longer block backing onto the lane and facing south-
east is now used as a barn and cow byre but was formerly a 3-room-and-through-
passage plan Dartmoor longhouse. It is built down a gentle slope with the inner
room uphill at the left (north-east) end. The outer walls narrow noticeably at this
end and the inner room is unheated, maybe it was a dairy. The hall has a disused
stack backing onto the passage and a newel stair turret projecting from the rear
wall. The rear passage doorway is now blocked. Shippon with hayloft over at right
end. In C19 a stable block was added at right angles projecting forward from the
inner room end. Former longhouse is now 2 storeys but probably originated as an
open hall house.
Exterior: the only surviving front window is the ground floor hall window towards
the left end (close to the stables). It is a C19 casement with glazing bars. To
right is the front passage doorway with the cow door immediately beyond. Both have
solid oak frames, probably C18. At the right end a slit window to the shippon and a
hayloft loading hatch. Roof is hipped to left and gable-ended to right. Much of
the right end has been rebuilt (the gable with C20 breeze blocks), but one slit
window survives to left and there are 2 drain holes. The rear wall is completely
blind except for a collapsed section of wall at the right (inner room) end which is
used as a loading hatch. The blockings of the rear passage doorway and a ground
floor hall window are discernable and other blocked features could probably be
discovered by more careful examination. The newel stair turret projects from the
centre. At the right end is an Edward VIII post box. The front of the stables
contains 2 stable-type doors and a hayloft loading hatch, all with C19 joinery, and
its roof is gable-ended.
Interior: the partition between inner room and hall has been demolished at ground
and first floor level. Inner room has a C17 plain chamfered crossbeam. Hall
crossbeam is soffit-chamfered with runout stops. The hall fireplace is granite
ashlar with a plain surround. On the lower side of the passage there is a blind
rubble partition up to first floor level. The shippon hayloft is carried on
roughly-finished crossbeams. It still has the shippon drain. Roof of C20 A-frame
This barn is an interesting survival of an unmodernised Dartmoor longhouse.

Listing NGR: SX6913285238

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