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Barn and Horse Engine House Approximately 5 Metres East of Wellesley Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Bishop's Tawton, Devon

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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

Plus Code: 9C3R22F2+5W

Entry Name: Barn and Horse Engine House Approximately 5 Metres East of Wellesley Farmhouse

Listing Date: 18 March 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1164044

English Heritage Legacy ID: 98497

Location: Bishop's Tawton, North Devon, Devon, EX32

County: 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

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SS 52 NE
10/19 Barn and horse-engine house
approximately 5 metres east of
Wellesley Farmhouse


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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