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Moortown Barton Including Cider-House Attached at East End

A Grade II Listed Building in Knowstone, Devon

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Latitude: 50.9781 / 50°58'41"N

Longitude: -3.6671 / 3°40'1"W

OS Eastings: 283058

OS Northings: 121174

OS Grid: SS830211

Mapcode National: GBR L8.LNSP

Mapcode Global: FRA 366J.H4M

Plus Code: 9C2RX8HM+64

Entry Name: Moortown Barton Including Cider-House Attached at East End

Listing Date: 15 September 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1305936

English Heritage Legacy ID: 97370

Location: Knowstone, North Devon, Devon, EX36

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Knowstone

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Knowstone St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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SS 82 SW
3/19 Moortown Barton including cider-
house attached at east end
- II

Barton farmhouse with attached cider-house. Late C16 or early C17, extended at
right end in C19, with C20 alterations. Rendered stone rubble and cob. Slate roof,
half-hipped at right end, gable end to left. Brick shaft to rear lateral hall
stack, axial brick stack (formerly gable end) towards right end and brick shaft to
stone rubble stack with large bread oven projection at left gable end. Hipped slate
roof to cider-house.
Plan: essentially a 3-room-and-cross-passage plan, lower end to right with
additional room at each end. To the left of the cross-passage containing straight-
run staircase is the hall, heated by rear lateral stack and unheated inner room,
beyond which is a large former kitchen containing staircase in rear right-hand
corner. It seems probable that this kitchen was added in the C17. To the right of
the cross-passage is a second kitchen, with an unheated service room beyond added at
tne right end in the C19. The farmhouse may therefore have been adapted to house
two family units. Cider-house at right angles to front right end.
Exterior: 2 storeys. 4-window range. C20 fenestration throughout and 2 C20 doors
with bracketted timber canopies the cross-passage and the inner room.
Interior: chamfered cross ceiling beams to all the principal ground floor rooms.
Hall fireplace blocked in C20 but chamfered timber lintel remains exposed. Plank
and muntin screen between hall and inner room, 5 planks of which are exposed, with
shallow hollow chamfered muntins and incorporating peaked headed doorway. Chamfered
timber lintel to fireplace to former kitchen at left end with a large bread oven
projection and, to the right a large lean-to projecting beyond the end wall
suggestive of the corn-drying kilns of a Somerset type, but much altered in C20 to
provide a gable entry. C19 joinery principally intact. Cider-house retains press
intact. Roof structure over main range entirely replaced to take slate roof with
straight principals.

Listing NGR: SS8305821174

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