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Granary Circa 20m E of Kerswell Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Parkham, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.9611 / 50°57'40"N

Longitude: -4.3268 / 4°19'36"W

OS Eastings: 236694

OS Northings: 120546

OS Grid: SS366205

Mapcode National: GBR KC.MPQW

Mapcode Global: FRA 16TK.Q6G

Entry Name: Granary Circa 20m E of Kerswell Farmhouse

Listing Date: 19 October 1988

Last Amended: 10 February 2016

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1171566

English Heritage Legacy ID: 91511

Location: Parkham, Torridge, Devon, EX39

County: Devon

District: Torridge

Civil Parish: Parkham

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Parkham St James

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Summary


An early-C19 granary.

Description

An early-C19 granary.

MATERIALS: course, rubble-limestone walls and a slate roof.

PLAN: rectangular plan on an east-to-west alignment.

EXTERIOR: the granary is a single-cell building with an open-ended lean to at the west end. A set of stone steps lead up to a C20 plank door in the north gable end. At basement level there is an opening on the front elevation and a block up arched opening on the right return. The western lean to has C20 timber roof struts.

INTERIOR: it has a C19 A-frame pegged collar-truss roof, attached winch and modern battens. Below is a basement level.

History

The granary is one of a number of agricultural buildings and outbuildings that are associated with the C17 dwelling of Kerswell Farmhouse. The granary appears on the parish Tithe Map (circa 1840). It is an early-C19 structure. Part of the roof structure has been renewed in the C20; however, the original truss survives.

Reasons for Listing

The early-C19 granary 20m to the east of Kerswell Farmhouse is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:

* Architectural interest: it retains distinct structural features, including a raised floor reached by external stone steps, that clearly illustrate its original function;
* Historic interest: built in the early-C19, its construction date falls within an internationally important period of farm development;
* Group value: it has strong group value with the C17 Kerswell Farmhouse, 20m to the west (Grade II).

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