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Old Barton

A Grade II Listed Building in Whitestone, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7373 / 50°44'14"N

Longitude: -3.6042 / 3°36'15"W

OS Eastings: 286893

OS Northings: 94299

OS Grid: SX868942

Mapcode National: GBR QQ.RX8F

Mapcode Global: FRA 37B4.9PK

Plus Code: 9C2RP9PW+W8

Entry Name: Old Barton

Listing Date: 4 September 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1227922

English Heritage Legacy ID: 402357

Location: Whitestone, Teignbridge, Devon, EX4

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Whitestone

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Whitestone with Oldridge

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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SX 89 SE
4/120 Old Barton

- II

House, formerly farmhouse. Probably late C17 in origin, extended in the C18 and
partly remodelled in the C19. Colourwashed rendered cob; concrete tile roof
(formerly thatched) hipped at ends of main range; brick axial stack; 2 rear stacks.
Overall L-plan with a rear right wing. The development of the house is not entirely
clear but there is evidence of a 3 room and through or cross passage plan, the lower
end to the left, the hall probably heated from a stack on the rear wall. The main
range appears to have been extended in the C18 by a wing adjoining the inner room,
with an C18 kitchen adjacent to the inner room and a rear service room. In the circa
late 1860s the roof was raised and slated and a cob chimney replaced by a brick shaft
and the old leaded-light windows were replaced "in the same form" (Dymond). A rear
corridor now connects the principal rooms.
2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4-window front with a 6-panel front door left of centre into
the passage and a second entrance at the right. C19 3-light canted bay window 6
panes per light to right of passage door, other fenestration of 2- and 3-light small
pane casements.
Interior Not fully inspected but the passage survives, some C18 joinery and an C18
kitchen at the right end with a large cross beam and exposed joists. Circa early C19
stair with stick balusters.
Jonathan Dymond (1796-1828), an Exeter born poet and essayist rented Farm Barton in
1827. Dymond, a member of the Society of Friends, was involved in the Peace Society
and a founder member of the Auxiliary Peace Society established at Exeter in 1825.
Dymond, C.W.; Memoir, Letters and Poems of Jonathan Dymond (1907). Includes 3
illustrations of Old Barton of circa 1907 showing the front elevation much as it is
at present.
Shown as Farm Barton on OS map.

Listing NGR: SX8689294300

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