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Harford Barton (Includes Adjoining Outbuildings to North)

A Grade II* Listed Building in Landkey, Devon

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Latitude: 51.0689 / 51°4'8"N

Longitude: -3.9957 / 3°59'44"W

OS Eastings: 260268

OS Northings: 131849

OS Grid: SS602318

Mapcode National: GBR KT.DX64

Mapcode Global: FRA 26J9.74Z

Entry Name: Harford Barton (Includes Adjoining Outbuildings to North)

Listing Date: 18 March 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1107685

English Heritage Legacy ID: 98598

Location: Landkey, North Devon, Devon, EX32

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Landkey

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Landkey St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SS 63 SW
8/115 Harford Barton (includes adjoining
outbuildings to north)


Barton. Early C17 with late C17 additions. Painted rendered stone and cob. Slate
roof with gable end to right side with brick shaft to stone rubble stack, hipped at
left end. Corrugated asbestos roof to rear right-angled projection. Lateral hall
stack to front with offset, tall brick shaft, and projecting bread oven with slate
canopy. Main range 3-cell through-passage plan with two C17 right-angled gabled
projections forming rear 3-sided courtyard plan with length of cob wall with
pantiled capping enclosing the cobbled courtyard on the fourth side. 2-storeys 4-
window range of C19 casements, two 2-lights to left of lateral stack and two 3-
light casements on each floor to right, all 6-panes per light. 2-light casement to
left of through-passage doorway with plank door. The rear right-angled projection
to rear right side is lofted with plank door reached by external slate slab steps
to its gable end. Upper storey has C17 timber cavetto mullion window of 3-lights
on inner face of courtyard. Part of the upper storey forms part of dwelling, the
remainder is storage loft above coal store. The other projection to rear left side
has external steps to old door of 4 planks at the gable end. 3-light timber ovolo
mullion window on outer face above square opening and small opening with chamfered
timber surround to left. Pantiled roof to lean-to on inner courtyard side
enclosing 3-light chamfered mullion window complete with timber grilles dividing
each light, the whole later covered over on outer side by lath and plaster. To its
left, a C17 doorway straight-headed with chamfered surround and jambs hollowed out
to admit cider-barrels. Originally with a collar rafter roof with side-pegged
collars but with some of the couples removed, this rear wing is only partially
lofted as an apple store, the open section at the main range end houses a fine
massive cider press with timber threaded screw. Small 2-light timber mullion
window with chamfered surround in stair turret to rear of main range to right of
rear through-passage doorway of 3 planks.
Interior There has been little alteration to the interior since the C19 and many
C17 features survive, including the majority of doorways with scroll-stopped
chamfered surrounds, complete with old doors to all the upper storey rooms. Hall
has original settle at dais end with integral oak panelled back, 2 panels high with
fluted top rail. The ceilings originally had ornamental plasterwork decoration but
only the moulded cornices survive to the beam end above the settle.
2 plasterwork panels, that to left is a lozenge with floriated centre, that to
right is an enlarged circular representation of a flower head. Elaborate striated
design above scroll-stop to staircase doorway to rear of hall. C17 staircase
balusters survive to upper flight of winder staircase with bar stops to the
chamfered sides. Principal chamber over hall has moulded plasterwork cornices with
3 plant designs above at each end. Foliated plasterwork cluster to reverse of
lower wall in adjoining chamber. 2 probably C17 trusses with straight principals
and formerly trenched purlins survive with C20 roof structure superimposed. Inner
room contains moulded plasterwork cornices in 2 large fields with central dividing

Listing NGR: SS6026831849

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