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Latitude: 50.3679 / 50°22'4"N
Longitude: -3.8657 / 3°51'56"W
OS Eastings: 267409
OS Northings: 53668
OS Grid: SX674536
Mapcode National: GBR QB.D8QJ
Mapcode Global: FRA 28S2.9SQ
Entry Name: Shilston Barton
Listing Date: 26 January 1967
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1147086
English Heritage Legacy ID: 99752
Location: Modbury, South Hams, Devon, PL21
District: South Hams
Civil Parish: Modbury
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Modbury St George
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SX 65 SE
Large farmhouse. Mainly late C18 or early C19 but with one C17 panelled room
from previous house. Rubble, some rendering on C20 extension, slate roofs.
Main L-plan block with longer arm to east, lower infill to internal angle.
Symmetrical south front in 2 storeys, 3 windows, all 12-pane sashes, larger at
ground floor, and with central pair of French doors; this was entrance, with
stone portico, before alteration of C20 wing. First floor plat band, returned
to left end, with 2 blocked openings. Hipped roof, two large stacks to back
eaves. Right return is 5 windows, mainly 12-pane sash, but centre ground floor
has arched head, 2-light casement and radial bars. Entrance front, to west, is
C20, with two 12-pane sashes and a part-glazed door in C19 pilaster surround to
arch and pediment. Top gable end plain, and left of entry is a large external
stack with a bell set to pentice roof at eaves level. Interior has window
shutters to ground floor, and various early C19 doors. The large parlour in
south-east corner has enriched C17 panelling with continuous frieze, brought in
from a former house on the site; the fireplace wall is C20 facsimile panelling,
and has roll-mould granite fire surround probably also from previous house.
Another fireplace with bolection mould surround and carved overmantel. The bell
bell probably the time-keeper for the C19 farm hands. The previous house was
owned by Thomas Savery, who helped pioneer steam power with Newcomen at
Dartmouth. (Modbury: Our Inheritance, Modbury Local History Society, n.d.).
Listing NGR: SX6740953668
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