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Manor Farmhouse Including Remains of Linhay at Rear

A Grade II* Listed Building in Torquay, Torbay

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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

Plus Code: 9C2RFFV6+P8

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: Barton with Watcombe, 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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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


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
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
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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