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Farmbuilding Complex 75 Metres West of Oburneford Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Halberton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8745 / 50°52'28"N

Longitude: -3.4388 / 3°26'19"W

OS Eastings: 298861

OS Northings: 109321

OS Grid: SS988093

Mapcode National: GBR LL.T6MW

Mapcode Global: FRA 36PS.G46

Entry Name: Farmbuilding Complex 75 Metres West of Oburneford Farmhouse

Listing Date: 11 June 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1168932

English Heritage Legacy ID: 95358

Location: Halberton, Mid Devon, Devon, EX15

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Halberton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Halberton

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SS 90 NE
4/171 Farmbuilding complex 75 metres
- west of Oburneford Farmhouse

A purpose built block comprising barn, linhays, milling and threshing machine room,
sheltered yard and underground water-wheel. 1821. The words "Rob Pitt had this
barn built in 1821 by William Brown the mason and William Thomas carpenter" are
painted on a bressumer above the sheltered yard. Cob, stone plinth, plastered,
under gabled-end slate roof. The block which is roughly L-shaped lies on sloping
ground with easy vehicular access to the rear (which contains the machine room
powered by a water-wheel still surviving underground and fed by a leet), but of 2-
storeys at the front where the 5-bay hay loft and barn is set over the sheltered
section of the livestock yard (i.e. following the principal of a bank barn); the
milling gear is largely intact; 1 drive-shaft powers a root masher which is placed
in the tallet above the adjoining linhay, which encloses a separate yard. Machines
for threshing and reed combing were also housed in this complex. The main barn
(which might be a little earlier than the other parts of the building) has a large
pentice roof over lay loft double doors above sheltered yard, overhanging eaves and
fascia, and a prominent weathervane.

Listing NGR: SS9886109321

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

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