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Farm Buildings Approx 12M North of Elston Barton Farmhouse and Adjoining Courtyard Walls to South Between the Two

A Grade II* Listed Building in Copplestone, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8104 / 50°48'37"N

Longitude: -3.7257 / 3°43'32"W

OS Eastings: 278510

OS Northings: 102628

OS Grid: SS785026

Mapcode National: GBR L5.YCZ0

Mapcode Global: FRA 362Y.JBY

Plus Code: 9C2RR76F+5P

Entry Name: Farm Buildings Approx 12M North of Elston Barton Farmhouse and Adjoining Courtyard Walls to South Between the Two

Listing Date: 20 May 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1170202

English Heritage Legacy ID: 95173

ID on this website: 101170202

Location: Mid Devon, EX17

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Copplestone

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Down St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

Tagged with: Appendage

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2/72 Farm buildings approx 12m north
of Elston Barton Farmhouse and
adjoining courtyard walls to
south between the two


Range of farm buildings including gate to Elston Barton (q.v.)., stables, cartshed,
carriageway, cider-house and apple store and walls projecting south enclosing
courtyard between house and farmbuildings. Early-mid C17, with C19 alterations.
Plastered cob on rubble footings; corrugated iron roof (replacing thatch). L-
shaped building with main block backing onto road facing south into courtyard and
with small south wing projecting forward at left (west) end. Originally coachhouse
and stables to left of carriageway, cider-house and apple store to right. 2
storeys high throughout. Irregular 5-window front, mostly unglazed C19 2-light
mullion windows. Central wide carriageway with early-mid C17 lintels on each side
richly-moulded (same as hall in Elston Barton q.v.) with step stops. Inside the
carriageway which forms, in effect, a gatehouse, a large contemporary crank-headed
oak gateway has chamfered surround and now carries single leaf C19 plank door. At
first floor level to right of carriageway C19 wooden box contains pigeon-holes.
Four doors, one each side of courtyard wall to right of carriageway and to left
main door outside courtyard wall and another in end of projecting wing. Roof is
hipped on wing and at left end. To rear, onto the road, a loading door to
applestore to left, C20 full height garage doors at right end and irregularly-
spaced 2 windows between. Inside there are full height cob walls either side of
carriageway and another to west (in stables). Cider house is part-floored, open
against carriageway. Stables preserve 4 bays of C17 roof with A-frame trusses with
pegged, lap-joined collars. Remainder of roof replaced in mid-late C19. From a
point approx 6m either side of carriageway plastered cob walls with rubble footings
and slate roofs cross southwards to meet the farmhouse (q.v.) and enclose an
attractive pitched stone courtyard. Eastern wall includes two feeding bays. Rare
survival of C17 farmyard and has strong visual impact.

Listing NGR: SS7851002628

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