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Manor Farmhouse Including Remains of Linhay at Rear

A Grade II* Listed Building in Torquay, Torbay

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.4943 / 50°29'39"N

Longitude: -3.5391 / 3°32'20"W

OS Eastings: 290925

OS Northings: 67189

OS Grid: SX909671

Mapcode National: GBR QV.V8BD

Mapcode Global: FRA 37GR.C12

Entry Name: Manor Farmhouse Including Remains of Linhay at Rear

Listing Date: 10 January 1975

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1206772

English Heritage Legacy ID: 390608

Location: Torbay, TQ2

County: Torbay

Electoral Ward/Division: Shiphay-with-the-Willows

Built-Up Area: Torquay

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Torquay St Martin Barton

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


TORQUAY

SX9067 FORE STREET, Barton
885-1/5/329 (North side)
10/01/75 Nos.191 AND 193
Manor Farmhouse including remains of
linhay at rear

GV II*

Shown on OS map as Nos 191 and 193.
Farmhouse, now house, and remains of linhay at rear. Early C16
in origin, alterations of the late C16/early C17 and of c1730;
late C20 repairs and alterations. Plastered cob; thatched
roof, half-hipped at left end, hipped at right end; axial
stack with plastered shaft to right of centre, right-end
stack.
PLAN: Originally a 3-room and through-passage open hall house,
2-room plan higher end to the left, consisting of an open hall
and a floored inner room; lower end to the right, possibly
unheated. In the late C16/early C17 the hall was floored. In
c1730 the lower end was altered as a smart parlour with rear
right corner fireplace. This end of the house was re-roofed. A
small rear right wing at right-angles may have been added at
the same time. Rear outshut behind higher end is probably late
C18 in date and may have functioned as a dairy.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 2-window front, the eaves
thatch eyebrowed over 2 first-floor 2-light casements, 6 panes
per light. Shallow projecting porch to through passage has a
lean-to slate roof on cheeks; late C20 vernacular style plank
door. Ground-floor window left is a 3-light casement, 6 panes
per light, ground-floor window right is a 2-light casement, 3
panes per light. Remains of linhay at rear has cylindrical
stone rubble piers and modern roof.
INTERIOR: Open hall phase discernible from the roof with a
sooted side-pegged jointed cruck truss with mortised collar
and original purlins and rafters below a later roof.
Heavily-sooted infill to closed truss between hall and inner
room.
The late C16/early C17 phase includes the inserted hall
fireplace, stack backing onto the passage, with a timber
lintel and stone jambs. Chamfered cross beams with step stops
to hall and inner room, partition between hall and inner room
missing. Part of a plank and muntin screen between passage and
lower end survives.
The c1730s phase is evident in a 2-panel door, corner cupboard
and angle fireplace to the lower end room, which was a parlour
at this date, one 2-panel door on first floor. Roof over lower
end not seen on survey but said to the C18 in character Late
C20 stair rises from passage, replacing earlier newel.
A good example of an evolved house of late medieval origins in
an area of the county mostly developed in the C19.


Listing NGR: SX9092567189

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