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Latitude: 50.6607 / 50°39'38"N
Longitude: -3.2979 / 3°17'52"W
OS Eastings: 308358
OS Northings: 85364
OS Grid: SY083853
Mapcode National: GBR P7.72Z3
Mapcode Global: FRA 37ZB.90R
Plus Code: 9C2RMP62+7R
Entry Name: Barn and Shelter Approximately 18 Metres North of Stantaway Farmhouse
Listing Date: 24 July 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1204774
English Heritage Legacy ID: 86352
Location: Otterton, East Devon, Devon, EX9
Civil Parish: Otterton
Built-Up Area: Otterton
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Otterton St Michael
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
OTTERTON FORE STREET (north side),
7/151 Barn and shelter approximately
24.7.85 18 metres north of Stantaway
Barn and adjoining shelter. Early C17 barn, enlarged in C18; shelter added in late
C19-early C20. Exposed red cob on stone rubble footings, patched in places with C19
and C20 brick and concrete blocks; shelter is partly weatherboarded; thatch roof.
Threshing barn facing south-east onto the farmyard. It contains large opposing
double doorways onto the threshing floor. The left (south-western) section is the
original early C17 section which was extended rightwards in the C18 and there is a
short section at the right end built to connect this barn to the late C19 threshing
machinery in the late C19 barn (q.v.) and joining that end. Rear barn doorway is
now blocked with cob. At the left (south-western) end is the late C19-early C20
shelter. It is lower than the barn and set back from the front. It looks as though
it was originally open fronted and that a byre was later inserted into the half
nearest the barn.
The front of the barn includes a full height doorway set very slightly left of
centre. It now contains late C19 double plank doors with a timber ventilator grille
over. There is also a hayloft loading hatch at the right end. The barn roof is
half-hipped to left and hipped to right. The shelter to left is open-fronted except
for the right side which is weather-boarded over a brick sleeper wall. Its roof is
half-hipped over a weather-boarded left end.
Interior: Inside the barn the section to left of the doorway has a hayloft carried
on crudely-finished oak crossbeams (really no more than tree trunks). The rest of
the barn is open to the roof. The roof itself, though continuous, is of 2 periods.
The left 3-bay section is the earliest and includes 3 early C17 side-pegged jointed
cruck roof trusses of large scantling with pegged lap-jointed collars including
dovetail halvings. The other 3 bays include C18 A-frame trusses with pegged and
spiked lap-jointed collars and X-apexes. The shelter once had a hayloft but this
has been removed and the roof is of crude uncollared trusses.
This barn and shelter is an unusual example of a traditional Devon farmbuilding
which is still thatched. Furthermore it forms a group with the other farmbuildings
which enclose the farmyard behind Stantaway Farmhouse (q.v.) and also contribute to
the charming group of listed buildings along Otterton Fore Street.
Listing NGR: SY0835885364
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