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Poole Barton Including Adjoining Wall to North

A Grade II* Listed Building in Cheriton Fitzpaine, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8435 / 50°50'36"N

Longitude: -3.6103 / 3°36'37"W

OS Eastings: 286720

OS Northings: 106126

OS Grid: SS867061

Mapcode National: GBR LB.W56G

Mapcode Global: FRA 36BV.TJN

Entry Name: Poole Barton Including Adjoining Wall to North

Listing Date: 6 February 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1170421

English Heritage Legacy ID: 96468

Location: Cheriton Fitzpaine, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Cheriton Fitzpaine

Built-Up Area: Cheriton Fitzpaine

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Cheriton Fitzpaine

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SS 80 NE
7/15 Poole Barton including adjoining
- wall to north

House. Late C15 early C16 with major C16 and 17 improvements and additions.
Plastered cob on rubble footings; stone stacks, all topped with C19 brick; slate roof
(formerly thatch). North facing main block has 3-room-and-through passage plan with
inner room at right (western) end. C16 kitchen/service wing at right angles to rear
of service room and late C17 crosswing projecting forward from service (eastern) end
and comprising 2 rooms with central staircase. Lateral stacks projecting from front
of hall and inner room and axial stack to service room (in former gable end).
Kitchen/service wing has large stack projecting from gable end and a small C19
lateral stack. Crosswing has 2 rear lateral stacks. Now 2-storeys throughout. Main
range has exposed volcanic rubble to first floor and plastered cob above. It has a
regular 5-window front interrupted by hall and inner room stacks, both of which have
their original stone chimney shafts extended with C19 brick. Passage door to left of
hall stack has late C17 bead-moulded oak door frame and contemporary plank door with
applied pieces to give 2 panels outside. The small hood on shaped brackets may also
be late C17. To the left (service room) are 2 C19 sixteen-pane sashes and to the
right (hall and inner room) 2 C19 twenty-four pane sashes. The first floor has a
central 2-light casement the rest are 3-lights. All are late C17 wooden casements
with flat-faced mullions and slight internal chamfers and have iron casements and
rectangular panes of leaded glass. Some original glass remains and some have
vertical bars and ornate iron catches. The roof is gable-ended to right. The front
wing is similar with exposed rubble below plastered cob. 3 window west front has a
C19 six panel door in late C17 bead-moulded frame and hood similar to that on main
range. C19 16-pane sash to left and C20 window at end blocking former service door.
To right a late C17 3-light casements. 2 more late C17 casements on first floor (a
third at right is blocked) and another in end wall over a C19 casement. All late C17
casements share same features with those of main range. Roof is hipped at front end.
The kitchen/service block has an irregular 3 window front of C19 casements few of
which are glazed. Late C16 early C17 oak segmental doorframe in centre. 2 rows of
pigeon holes right of centre under the eaves.
Good interior of a house with a long and complex structural history. The earliest
remains are in the hall of the main block where 2 late C15 early C16 possibly jointed
cruck trusses survive with evidence of arch braces and windbraces. At each apex
yoke and setting for a square set ridge (Alcocks type H). This roof is smoke-
blackened suggesting an original house heated by an open hearth fire and divided by
low partitions. The passage-hall screen may be original; an oak plank-and-muntin
screen. The passage chamber jetties over it into the hall. The upper passage screen
is a later C16 plank-and-muntin screen, chamfered and step-stopped both sides with
contemporary large framing above. Hall was eventually floored in mid C17 with an
elaborately moulded axial beam with bar runout stops. Hall fireplace is blocked.
Inner room has plain replacement cross beam and C20 fireplace. Late C16 stair turret
to rear has newel stair with solid oak steps and roof over inner room probably of
same date. C17 roof over service room which appears to have been remodelled in C19.
A late C16 early C17 oak doorframe, given a rebated ogee mould with roll stops from
passage to service room. Rear block dates mostly from C16. Its 3 bay roof is
carried on side-pegged jointed cruck trusses and the 2 rooms are divided by a full
height partition comprising an unchamfered oak plank-and-muntin screen with large
framing above. The front room is floored by a chamfered and step-stopped beam but
the rear room appears to have been open to the roof which is heavily smoke-blackened.
The kitchen fireplace with remains of a walk-in smoking chamber is probably C17 but
was much rebuilt in the C19. The front wing seems to have been added as a complete
late C17 house. It has a central dog-leg stair with square-sectioned newel posts,
moulded closed string turned balusters, flat handrail with straight ramp and wreath.
Most of the rooms are modernised but some late C17 features remain including a large
cupboard in the rear chamber with round-headed panelled doors hung on H-hinges with
trefoil terminals. Also adjacent powder room. From each end of the front, rubble
walls enclose the front garden and include recessed quadrant walls to plain granite
gate-posts. To the left is a mounting block with granite steps.
This is an interesting multi-phase building with high quality features from most

Listing NGR: SS8672006126

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