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Bittadon Barton

A Grade II Listed Building in Bittadon, Devon

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Latitude: 51.154 / 51°9'14"N

Longitude: -4.0818 / 4°4'54"W

OS Eastings: 254504

OS Northings: 141479

OS Grid: SS545414

Mapcode National: GBR KP.7KS2

Mapcode Global: VH4MK.68G5

Plus Code: 9C3Q5W39+J7

Entry Name: Bittadon Barton

Listing Date: 14 November 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1107144

English Heritage Legacy ID: 98266

Location: Bittadon, North Devon, Devon, EX31

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Bittadon

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Bittadon St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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4/8 Bittadon Barton


House, formerly manor house. C16/C17 partly rebuilt in the late C18. Mainly rubble
construction with rendered facade but course dressed stone to inner face of C17 wing
and 2 storey gable ended stair turret at left gable end. Main range rebuilt with
symmetrical facade in late C18 with truncated C16/C17 right-angled extensions to
rear forming 3-sided courtyard plan. A further gable ended 2 storey extension
projects from the stair turret with a lateral rubble stack with inward sloping cap
and brick above. Slate roofs, hipped to right of main range with lateral brick
stack and gable ended to left with pair of diagonally set brick stacks. Rubble
stack with slated offsets and heightened in brick at gable end of C16 range and
lateral rubble stack heightened in brick on north face of Cl7 wing. 2 storeys. 5
window range of single timber sashes, 8 panes over 8 panes, flanking 3 sashes, 6
panes over 6 panes over double sash windows, 6 panes over 6 panes, outside single
sashes, 6 panes over 6 panes flanking central C20 brick porch enclosing pointed arch
entrance with heavily recessed doorway and panelled and half-glazed door of 4 panes
with marginal glazing bars and 4 paned overlight. Recessed stair turret has single
timber sash, 8 panes over 8 panes over pantiled lean-to shed to front and 3 offset
sashes, 6 panes over 6 panes to gable ends, the left-hand sash inserted in former
large stair window opening. Inner north courtyard wall retains 2 sashes, 6 panes
over 6 panes over similar sash to right of tripartite sash. Most of the openings
Stair turret contains late Cl7 dog-leg staircase with original treads and heavy
turned newels moulded handrail (with added chamfer and stops to lower flight) in
tact but turned balusters survive only to upper flights and top handrail. Roll-
moulded surround to ground floor, inner doorcase giving access to Cl7 wing with
unusual foliated and floriated stops (q.v. Ash Barton, Braunton). Doorcase at base
of stairs with panelled door and chamfered surround with plain stops. Cl7 plank
door with cover strips possibly reset in courtyard outshut to main range. Low dado
panelling in room at extreme right-hand end of main range. Stopped and chamfered
fireplace lintel to Cl7 wing stack. Ceilings lowered in C20 in 2 principal bedrooms
in the Cl7 wing to each side of staircase landing but Cl7 plaster cornices survive
in roof space, a foliated design at both ends of room to left and equine motifs with
central medallion at upper end of room to right. Single Cl7 roof truss formerly
with threaded purlins survives in Cl7 wing, otherwise probably late C18 reroofing.

Listing NGR: SS5450441479

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