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Mill Barton

A Grade II Listed Building in Thelbridge, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.8986 / 50°53'55"N

Longitude: -3.6893 / 3°41'21"W

OS Eastings: 281299

OS Northings: 112377

OS Grid: SS812123

Mapcode National: GBR L7.RP64

Mapcode Global: FRA 365Q.LJW

Entry Name: Mill Barton

Listing Date: 4 November 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1251168

English Heritage Legacy ID: 433801

Location: Thelbridge, Mid Devon, Devon, EX16

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Thelbridge

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Witheridge with Creacombe

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

THELBRIDGE MILL HILL (OFF)
SS 81 SW
3/266
- Mill Barton
- II

Farmhouse. Early C16 with major later C16 and C17 improvements and extensions, some
C19 modernisation work. Plastered cob on rubble footings; rubble stacks topped with
C19 brick; slate roof (formerly thatched). Long building facing south-east.
Originally a 3-room-and-through-passage plan house with former inner room near left
(south-west) end. C17 and C18 1-room extensions to both ends and C17 dairy extension
at right angles to rear of hall and inner room. C19 stair now in rear passage. Rear
lateral stack to inner room, axial stack backing onto former passage to hall, and
axial stack to service end room. 2 storeys. Unbalanced 7-window front of mainly
sash windows; 16-pane to ground floor, 12-pane sashes to first. Both hall and
chamber above have hornless sashes, those to passage and lower end have horns. Inner
room and chamber above have C17 oak 4-light window frames with ovolo-moulded mullions
C20 casement with glazing bars at left end. Passage door right of centre and service
doors at each end. Front changes axis slightly to right of passage door. Roof is
gable-ended. Hall chimney shaft is plastered but appears to be original rubble
stonework. Rear dairy extension has a C17 oak 2-light window frame with ovolo-
moulded mullions at first floor level under gable.
Good interior of a house with a long and complex structural history. The only
exposed early C16 feature is the remains of a truss half-buried in the hall stack.
All that can be seen is smoke-blackened apex (Alcocks Type C) with saddle and setting
for square-set ridge. Remainder of roof over inner room, hall, passage and service
and made-up of 2 types of later C16 or early C17 sroof with trenched purlins over
passage and service room and threaded purlins over hall and inner room. Lower parts
of trusses only exposed in hall and inner room chambers. Both these are side-pegged
jointed crucks, the former including a slip tenon. Inner room has late C16-early C17
crossbeam, double ovolo-moulded with step stops. Fireplace is blocked. Hall has
probably C17 plain chamfered crossbeams and fireplace here is blocked. Service end
room refurbished in late C19 when crossbeam was boxed in and fireplace given new
chimney piece. Service room chamber has late C16-early C17 oak crank-headed door
frame to alcove alongside the chimney stack, for former stair or garderobe. C18
features throughout store at right (north-east) end and C19 truss near contemporary
left (south-west) end wall.


Listing NGR: SS8129912377

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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