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Landsend Barton Farmhouse Including Cob Wall Adjoining to East

A Grade II Listed Building in Colebrooke, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7875 / 50°47'15"N

Longitude: -3.7834 / 3°47'0"W

OS Eastings: 274384

OS Northings: 100176

OS Grid: SS743001

Mapcode National: GBR L3.ZPCP

Mapcode Global: FRA 27Y0.CWC

Plus Code: 9C2RQ6Q8+2J

Entry Name: Landsend Barton Farmhouse Including Cob Wall Adjoining to East

Listing Date: 20 November 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1171043

English Heritage Legacy ID: 96587

Location: Colebrooke, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Colebrooke

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Colebrooke

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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SS 70 SW
2/74 Land send Barton Farmhouse
- including cob wall adjoining
to east

- II

Farmhouse. Early C16 with later C16 and C17 improvements; thoroughly refurbished
and much-altered in 1976. Plastered cob on rubble footings; stone rubble stacks
with 1976 brick tops; 1976 slate roof (formerly thatch).
Originally a 3-room-and-through-passage plan house facing east, probably with
service room at left (south) end. C17 service crosswing on right (north) end
projecting forward. Right end room, the supposed inner room, has end stack and
left end room has front lateral stack. Hall stack demolished. Crosswing has front
end stack. 2 storeys. Irregular 3-window front of 1976 casements with glazing
bars and contemporary doors, the main door left of centre and French windows rear
left end. Similar 1-window front on inner side of crosswing. Main block roof
hipped to left and crosswing is gable-ended.
Interior was rearranged in 1976 when an oak plank-and-muntin screen and all ceiling
beams removed. The only early feature exposed on ground floor is the large C17
granite and volcanic stone fireplace with soffit-chamfered oak lintel in supposed
inner room. Other early features may be hidden behind later plaster. The early
roof however does survive, and shows work of different C16 and C17 builds.
Although the feet of the trusses are boxed in the earlier trusses are almost
certainly jointed crucks. The earliest truss is the northern hall truss which has
a shaped and soffit-chamfered collar rising in the centre. Below are slots for
removed arch braces. The truss appears to have created a most unusual ogee arch.
To tie south, a possibly later hall truss, has a simple straight collar and a
similar truss further south appears to have secondary infill. The roof structure
is thoroughly sooted indicating that the original house was open to the roof,
heated by an open hearth fire and probably divided by low partition screens. North
of the ogee truss is a secondary (probably late cl6-early C17) framed crosswall and
beyond (north) a C17 A-frame truss with pegged lap-joined collar. Roof oforceswing
From right front corner of crosswing a plastered cob wall with slate coping extends
eastwards along right side of front garden. It includes a high C20 doorway with
gabled and slate roof. It also includes a series of 5 bee boles.

Listing NGR: SS7438400176

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