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Barton Court

A Grade II* Listed Building in Sandford, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8102 / 50°48'36"N

Longitude: -3.6666 / 3°39'59"W

OS Eastings: 282673

OS Northings: 102505

OS Grid: SS826025

Mapcode National: GBR L8.Y8XZ

Mapcode Global: FRA 366Y.PC2

Plus Code: 9C2RR86M+39

Entry Name: Barton Court

Listing Date: 20 May 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1243225

English Heritage Legacy ID: 446867

Location: Sandford, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Sandford

Built-Up Area: Sandford

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Sandford St Swithin

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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(south side), Sandford

3/263 Barton Court


Kitchen and service rooms to Town Barton (q.v.), now house and store. Late C16-
early C17, partly renovated circa 1970. Volcanic rubble; volcanic stone stacks;
slate and thatched roof. L shaped building with main block facing west with north
facing return at right (south) end. Originally 2 rooms to main block with massive
gable end stack to left (northern) room and rear lateral stack to right room.
Unheated wing. 2 storeys. Regular 3-window front to main block of late C16-early
C17 oak 4-light windows with chamfered or ovolo-moulded mullions. 2 left windows
are to kitchen and are unglazed with shutters. Central kitchen door has chamfered
oak frame and studded plank door. At left end a small 2-light chamfered-mullion
window. Right ground floor window has chamfered mullions which include glazing
rebates and first floor window has ovolo-moulded wullions. All windows have
vertical iron bars. 2-window thatch-roofed south wing of C20 replacement windows.
First floor half dormer has richly-moulded head and framed gable above including
decorative star panel (for Devon a rare rural example of decorative late C16-early
C17 framing); thatched gable over and shaped C19 bargeboards and pendant. Both
wings are gable-ended. Good interior. Large kitchen fireplace is disused and
chimney breast and lintel have been removed, but rear fireplace has chamfered oak
lintel and inserted C19 oven. Internal partition removed. Overall 5-bay ceiling
with chamfered and step-stopped crossbeams. C19 king post roof. South wing has 2
chamfered and step-stopped cross beams and includes fine C17 timber-framed newel
stair with solid oak steps. Barton Court was originally kitchen/bakehouse and
service rooms looking into courtyard and serving Town Barton (q.v). Main range
formerly included framed gables similar to that on south range.

Listing NGR: SS8267002506

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