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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1325727
English Heritage Legacy ID: 97129
Location: Martinhoe, North Devon, Devon, EX31
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
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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