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The Barton Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Woolfardisworthy, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8654 / 50°51'55"N

Longitude: -3.6675 / 3°40'3"W

OS Eastings: 282748

OS Northings: 108644

OS Grid: SS827086

Mapcode National: GBR L8.TW58

Mapcode Global: FRA 366T.90F

Plus Code: 9C2RV88J+5X

Entry Name: The Barton Farmhouse

Listing Date: 4 November 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1262833

English Heritage Legacy ID: 434011

ID on this website: 101262833

Location: Woolfardisworthy, Mid Devon, EX17

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Woolfardisworthy

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Woolfardisworthy East St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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- The Barton Farmhouse

Farmhouse. Early C16 with later C16 and C17 improvements, renovated circa 1960.
Plastered cob on rubble footings; rubble and brick stacks with plastered chimney
shafts; slate roof (formerly thatch). 2-room plan house facing east with large
stack projecting from left (south) end and axial stack to right room. Central stair
turret projecting to rear. Continuous outshots to rear, probably C17 or C18. 2
storeys. Asymmetrical 3-window front of circa 1984 casements with glazing bars.
Roughly central door. Gable-ended roof. Plastered chimney shaft of end stack with
drip course and coping is probably original.
Interior shows quality work of several periods and others are probably hidden. The
oldest feature apparent is an early C16 side-pegged jointed cruck with chamfered
arch braces, and yoke at apex strengthening the notch for a trenched ridge (Alcock's
Type L1). It presumably remains from early C16 hall and is smoke-blackened from an
open hearth fire. Central truss is an early C17 side-pegged jointed cruck truss
with pegged dovetail lap-jointed collar. The lower sections of left (southern)
truss is boxed in but upper part appears to be late C17 with simple pegged lap-
jointed collar and at apex principals curve together. Left southern room has 2
early C17 beams, soffit-chamfered with keeled step stops, and it is said that joists
between are scratch-moulded. Contemporary fireplace is partly blocked but enough is
exposed to show that it is built of volcanic ashlar and its oak lintel is ovolo-
moulded with exagerated step stops with large inscribed spirals rising from end of
mouldings. Right room has late C17 moulded plaster cornice and blocked fireplace
(said to be brick).

Listing NGR: SS8274808644

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