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Latitude: 50.5054 / 50°30'19"N
Longitude: -3.5645 / 3°33'52"W
OS Eastings: 289152
OS Northings: 68454
OS Grid: SX891684
Mapcode National: GBR QT.MMT8
Mapcode Global: FRA 37FQ.F53
Entry Name: Court Barton Including Farm Buildings to North and Courtyard Wall to West-North-West
Listing Date: 23 August 1955
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1317726
English Heritage Legacy ID: 84793
Location: Coffinswell, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ12
Civil Parish: Coffinswell
Built-Up Area: Coffinswell
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Coffinswell St Bartholomew
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SX 86 NE COFFINSWELL COFFINSWELL
3/88 Court Barton including farm
- buildings to north and courtyard
23.8.55 wall to west-north-west
Farmhouse, originally reputedly the manor court house. Probably C16, possibly with
earlier origins, but considerably altered probably in C19 and extended at that time.
Rendered cob/rubble walls, cob walls to front wing. Gabled asbestos roof. Rendered
rubble projecting stack to right gable end and lateral at rear of right-hand block.
Similar rendered brick stack to left gable end and axial stack at left of centre.
Rendered rubble lateral stack at rear of left-hand block.
Rendered brick lateral stack to side of wing at rear of right-hand block.
Main build is of L-shape plan; right-hand block was reputedly the Court house when
presumably it would have been 1 large room although this may well have been on the
first floor. At present it is 2 heated rooms with a passage in between, left-hand
room has rear lateral stack right-hand room has gable stack. Beyond the left-hand
room is another heated room. Wing added at rear of right-hand side in circa mid C19
with lateral stack. A thick wall divides the 2 main blocks. The left-hand wing was
probably added in the C17 and has also been considerably altered but originally
probably consisted of 3 rooms the right-hand one heated by a rear lateral stack.
The left-hand of these is now used an an outbuilding.
2 storeys. L-shaped asymmetrical front. Right-hand block is roughly regular with
central late C19/early C20 gabled porch with plank door. Either side on ground
floor is 5-light C16 granite mullion window with depressed arched lights, moulded
mullions and hoodmould above. 3 first floor windows are 3-light casements with
leaded panes, arched at the top, the 2 right-hand ones are circa early C20, the
left-hand one a late C20 facsimile. On right-hand gable end at ground floor to
right of projecting stack is 2-light C16 granite mullion window with depressed
arched lights. Mid C19 wing at rear of right-hand block. Left-hand block has
asymmetrical 3 window front of 3-light early C20 casements on first floor with
leaded panes, on ground floor to right is late C20 facsimile. Approximately 1/3 way
along from the right the wall projects and a little further to the left it becomes
slightly recessed, possibly this marks the position of a former chimney stack. In
this projection on the ground floor is a C19 plank door. To its left are 2 windows
with door in between them. Right-hand window blocked, left-hand one 2-light without
glass. C19 plank door.
Interior: few pre-C19 features are visible but some are likely to be concealed.
The left-hand room of the right-hand block has boxed in cross beams and there is
likely to be an early large open fireplace behind the present one. The right-hand
room of the left-hand block has 2 roughly chamfered cross beams, stops
The roof of this block has circa late C19 king post trusses with angled struts.
To include L-shaped rubble C19 outbuildings attached at the end of left-hand block
to form 3 sides of courtyard. The left-hand section of the outbuildings was
originally the stables and has a regular 2 window facade of 3-light windows with
arched lights and recessed spandrels. Central C19 plank door. All openings have
brick segmental lintels. In between 2 first floor windows are 3 rows of brick
pigeon holes. Between the stables and the house is a cobbled courtyard. Forming
the fourth side to this is a rubble wall with roughly central C16 moulded granite 4-
centred archway with projecting flanking walls supporting a gabled slate roof.
The interest of this house lies not only in its architectural features, of which
there are relatively few, although more are probably concealed, but in its
historical associations as the Court house, an important building in the area, and
in its grouping with the church.
Source: "Torre Abbey" - Deryck Seymour.
Listing NGR: SX8915268454
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