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Longhouse Shippon at Town Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in Martinhoe, Devon

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Latitude: 51.2219 / 51°13'18"N

Longitude: -3.9093 / 3°54'33"W

OS Eastings: 266764

OS Northings: 148700

OS Grid: SS667487

Mapcode National: GBR KY.37GS

Mapcode Global: VH4M8.6K54

Plus Code: 9C3R63CR+Q7

Entry Name: Longhouse Shippon at Town Farm

Listing Date: 16 January 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1325727

English Heritage Legacy ID: 97129

Location: Martinhoe, North Devon, Devon, EX31

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Martinhoe

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Martinhoe St Martin

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

Tagged with: Agricultural structure

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The following building shall be included in the list
SS 64 NE
3/156 Longhouse Shippon
at Town Farm
Shippon end of former longhouse. Possibly C16 or C17, roof structure C20. Rubble,
corrugated iron roof. A one cell space, formerly floored, adjoining a rebuilt farm-
house now known as Birch Cottage (n/L). The rubble structure is gabled, with low-
pitched roof; gable towards Town Farm has one gable vent, off-centre, and two below,
also 4 pigeon openings with slate landing slabs. At mid-height a projecting
weathering course, probably over former lean-to. Bottom right a door opening. Towards
south a small 2-light casement opening high right; to north a series of vents at low
level, covered by later lean-to (not of special interest) and a square light high left.
Interior: 4 A-frameC2O trusses; 3 rough 'beams' at east end, remains of former floor
structure, and housings for 2 further similar. North wall has 5 deep splays to vents
west wall with deep splays similar, but that in gable opens to square inner end.
The East wall has a large stack, part in the adjoining Birch Cottage, from which it
emerges as a large square-stone shaft. Also 2 large half-cylindrical projections at
ground level, probably bread ovens; between these a rough-filled opening, probably
former door from farmhouse. If this was part of a longhouse, there seems not to have
been a cross-passage entry adjoining, unless the stack and ovens are inserted; the
ovens do not appear to be bonded to outside walls. The floor has a raised section,
stone finished and with a stone curb, with a lateral passage at lower level opposite
the gable end door. Located in Exmoor National Park.

Listing NGR: SS6676448700

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