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Latitude: 51.023 / 51°1'22"N
Longitude: -3.9977 / 3°59'51"W
OS Eastings: 259989
OS Northings: 126745
OS Grid: SS599267
Mapcode National: GBR KT.HWLG
Mapcode Global: FRA 26JD.SGX
Entry Name: Barn and Horse Engine House Approximately 5 Metres East of Wellesley Farmhouse
Listing Date: 18 March 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1164044
English Heritage Legacy ID: 98497
Location: Bishop's Tawton, North Devon, Devon, EX32
District: North Devon
Civil Parish: Bishop's Tawton
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Bishops Tawton
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS 52 NE
10/19 Barn and horse-engine house
approximately 5 metres east of
Barn and horse-engine house. Barn, possibly C16, horse-engine house added in C19.
Small shale stones. Slate roof with gable ends to barn, polygonal slate roof to
horse-engine house. Barn is rectangular on plan with right-angled gabled porch
projecting from right of centre on south side, with the horse-engine house
adjoining and parallel to it to the centre. North side of barn has large double
doors to cart entrance at lower end with original surround with jowled heads to the
jambs. Flanking buttresses with off-sets. Ventilation slit at left end. Small 2-
light window with timber surround to centre. Single door at upper end with timber
lintel flanked by buttresses. 2 sets of opposing double doors to south side, that
at lower end with weather-boarded gable end to projecting porch. Ventilation slits
to each gable end. Fine roof structure largely intact with 6 impressive raised
cruck trusses with apex strengthening pieces, arch-braced collars tenoned into
mortices to blade soffits, 2 tiers of purlins and diagonally set ridge purlin. The
second truss from the east end is closed with partly stone, partly plank partition.
The porch roof is also carried on a smaller raised cruck truss with similar collar
but without arch bracing. Massive horizontal winding beam survives to horse-engine
house. This is an unusually complete early barn.
Listing NGR: SS5998926745
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