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Latitude: 51.0211 / 51°1'15"N
Longitude: -4.1677 / 4°10'3"W
OS Eastings: 248058
OS Northings: 126869
OS Grid: SS480268
Mapcode National: GBR KL.HVCD
Mapcode Global: FRA 265F.04P
Plus Code: 9C3Q2RCJ+CW
Entry Name: Weach Barton Farmhouse
Listing Date: 25 February 1965
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1325312
English Heritage Legacy ID: 98822
Location: Westleigh, North Devon, Devon, EX39
Civil Parish: Westleigh
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Westleigh
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS 42 NE
Weach Barton Farmhouse
Barton farmhouse. Probably early C16 origins, extended in C17 and remodelled in
C19 with C20 alterations. Painted rendered stone and cob. Slate roof, part
asbestos slate, part bitumenized with gable ends. Hipped slate roof to rear left
wing. Axial rendered stack with tapered cap and brick stack at right end. Stone
rubble stack to right-hand rear parlour wing.
3-sided rear courtyard plan. Front range: original plan obscured by loss of part
of earlier range at left end and by C19 remodelling at right end. Axial stack
heating possible former hall backs onto a through-passage with smaller rooms to
left and beyond the hall to right, the latter containing staircase. Further wide
entrance hall with staircase and room to right in the C19 remodelled range at right
end. Rear parlour wing to right, lofted outbuilding, possibly originally cider
house to rear left side, both at right angles to the front range with length of cob
and stone rubble wall enclosing the rear courtyard.
2 storeys. 5-window range. Fenestration altered in late C20 except at right end
which has tripartite sash of 12 panes with 4 paned sidelight. C19 porch canopy to
left supported on moulded timber brackets. Panelled door, the upper half glazed
with 4 panes. C20 porch and lean-to at left end. Rear wall continuing the former
line of the front range to left and forming the gable end wall of the rear
outbuilding contains a 3-light timber mullion window probably early C16 with semi-
circular arched heads to the lights and decorative spandrels.
Interior: thin chamfered and scroll-stopped fireplace lintel to axial stack. Rear
parlour wing has fine C17 ceiling beam and bressumers with hollow - flanked-by-roll
mouldings with run-out stops. One side of a C17 plaster ceiling survives to small
chamber at head of stairs decorated with 5 small cartouches at spaced intervals.
Roof structure principally C19 with pegged collars, but one probably early C17 roof
truss survives over suggested hall with trenched purlins and thin cranked morticed
and tenoned collar. No sign of smoke blackening.
Although many of the windows on the front elevation are C20, the window openings
have not been altered and, therefore, the house still has much of its C19
character. The rear, however, has been virtually unaltered since the C19.
Listing NGR: SS4805826869
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