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Aldercombe Barton

A Grade II* Listed Building in Kilkhampton, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.8794 / 50°52'45"N

Longitude: -4.4606 / 4°27'38"W

OS Eastings: 226994

OS Northings: 111758

OS Grid: SS269117

Mapcode National: GBR K5.SZT9

Mapcode Global: FRA 16KS.022

Entry Name: Aldercombe Barton

Listing Date: 26 September 1951

Last Amended: 9 September 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1141822

English Heritage Legacy ID: 64810

Location: Kilkhampton, Cornwall, EX23

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Kilkhampton

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Kilkhampton

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


4/1 Aldercombe Barton (formerly listed
26.9.51 as Aldercomber House)


Farmhouse. Probably C16 origins, C17 remodelling, further C19 remodelling.
Freestone rubble ranges whitewashed and rendered to the courtyard. Slate gabled
roofs painted with bitumen to non-courtyard side. Courtyard completed by an
imposing entrance arch of the C15 with C17 additions in a tall unrendered rubble
wall. South-east range probably 3-room and cross passage original plan, blocked
door in east wall opposed to present door in west wall. 2 storeys. South facing
range opposite entrance arch probably C17 in origin with hall to right of present
porch, remodelled C19 with resetting of windows. South-west range, used as
outbuilding, also probably remodelled C19. South-facing range has gable end brick
chimneys and off-centre entrance to former through passage, with C20 door under
slated pent roof carried on 2 timber and 1 iron column. Granite mullioned windows
throughout. Ground floor: one, 4-light with King mullion; two, 3-light, renewed
in C20, said to replace timber mullioned window; three, 2-light; four, 4-light
with King mullion, second light blocked; five, 2-light. First floor windows all
4-light. North range has gable and brick chimneys, a central C19 enclosed gabled
porch with bargeboarding and small slate sundial in gable, C20 outer door. Ground
floor window to left of porch is a 6-light granite mullioned window with king
mullion, hoodmould and libel stops. Ground floor window to right of porch 4-light
granite mullioned window with King mullion. First floor window above porch,
probably reset. C16 1-light opening. First floor windows left and right 3-light
granite mullioned windows. South-west range, used as outbuilding, has ground floor
granite mullioned windows: one, 2-light; two, 4-light; three, 2-light, all with
iron stanchions. 3 first floor openings high under eaves timber lights with
vertical glazing bars. Fourth side of courtyard comprises stone rubble wall with
slate gabled coping. Massive, stone, moulded, 4-centred archway of the late C15
with quatrefoils in spandrels with brick relieving arch above. Wall rises above
archway and is surmounted by C17 pyramids, the central pyramid raised on a
pyramidal plinth and square classical cornice, possibly re-used. 3 granite steps
up to archway. Ground floor room right of south-east range has panelling of the
early C19. Interiors otherwise C20. South-west outbuilding range shiPPon with
loft above. Although void of doors the arched frontispiece completes the space
enclosure. Paul Orchard, Sheriff of Cornwall, lived at Aldercombe in 1760, and by
his marriage to the Luttrell heiress came into possession of the former Augustinian
Hartland Abbey. The arched gateway may have originated at Hartland Abbey, F.Audrey
Hosier "Kilkhampton" Old Cornwall, volume VIII, pp.307-316, 364-371.

Listing NGR: SS2699411758

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