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Canonsleigh Barton Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Westleigh, Devon

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Latitude: 50.9482 / 50°56'53"N

Longitude: -3.3298 / 3°19'47"W

OS Eastings: 306682

OS Northings: 117369

OS Grid: ST066173

Mapcode National: GBR LQ.NJ8P

Mapcode Global: FRA 36XL.NMQ

Entry Name: Canonsleigh Barton Farmhouse

Listing Date: 5 April 1966

Last Amended: 17 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1106456

English Heritage Legacy ID: 95852

Location: Burlescombe, Mid Devon, Devon, EX16

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Burlescombe

Built-Up Area: Westleigh

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Burlescombe St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

ST 01 NE
5/1 Canonsleigh Barton Farmhouse
5.4.66 (formerly listed as Canonsleigh
Priory Farmhouse)
Farmhouse. Early C17, maybe associated with a datestone of 1628 (now set on nearby
Canonsleigh House), refurbished and reroofed in late C18-early C19. Exposed local
stone rubble stack and chimneyshaft; slate roof (formerly thatch).
Plan: 4-room plan house facing east-north-east, say east. The largest rooms are
those two in the centre and between them an axial stack serves back-to-back
fireplaces. The central lobby entrance is onto the side of this stack. The room
left of centre was the kitchen and the unheated left end room (now used as a
separate cottage) was probably a service room, maybe including the dairy. The large
room right of centre is the hall and the right end room was a parlour. It
probably once had an end stack. The outshots across the rear maybe original. The
hall has always been floored and the house is 2 storeys with attics in the
Exterior: balanced but not really symmetrical 4-window front of mostly C19 and C20
casements with glazing bars, but there is, ground floor right end, an original 3-
light Beerstone window with hollow-chamfered mullions. Roughly central doorway with
original oak doorframe with richly-moulded surround and one surviving urn stop. It
contains a late C18 - early C19 door and there is a contemporary gabled porch with
elliptical outer arch. An old West of England insurance plaque has been set in the
gable. The main roof is gable ended.
Interior: is largely the result of C19 and C20 modernisations but the original
layout is preserved substantially intact and some original carpentry is exposed on
the ground floor. The former parlour has a soffit-chamfered crossbeam with rounded
step stops. The hall has a 4-bay ceiling of plain soffit-chamfered crossbeams and
there is a large fireplace here with a soffit-chamfered and scroll-stopped curving
oak lintel. It includes the remains of a large oven. No original carpentry shows
on the first floor although the owners report finding curving timbers in one of the
crosswalls. The late C18 - early C19 roof is made up of a series of tie-beam
trusses with X-apexes. The collars may be secondary.
This farmhouse appears to be a complete house although some people consider it a
wing of a large house which once connected with nearby Canonsleigh House. There is
a datestone of 1628 on the latter which would be a good date for this farmhouse.
Source: Devon SMR

Listing NGR: ST0668617372

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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