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Shilston Barton

A Grade II Listed Building in Modbury, Devon

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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

Plus Code: 9C2R949M+5P

Entry Name: Shilston Barton

Listing Date: 26 January 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1147086

English Heritage Legacy ID: 99752

Location: Modbury, South Hams, Devon, PL21

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Modbury

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Modbury St George

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SX 65 SE
Shilston Barton

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

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

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