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Latitude: 50.8521 / 50°51'7"N
Longitude: -3.8824 / 3°52'56"W
OS Eastings: 267588
OS Northings: 107526
OS Grid: SS675075
Mapcode National: GBR KZ.VN7Z
Mapcode Global: FRA 26RV.99G
Plus Code: 9C2RV429+R2
Entry Name: Brushford Barton
Listing Date: 19 February 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1325788
English Heritage Legacy ID: 95477
Location: Brushford, Mid Devon, Devon, EX18
Civil Parish: Brushford
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Brushford St Mary the Virgin
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
33 60 NE
3/6 Brushford Barton
Large house. Early C19, possibly including fragment of late C16-early C17 work.
Plastered cob on rubble footings; stone rubble stacks with C19 brick chimney
shafts; slate roof.
Main block facing south with large entrance hall including stairs rear, single room
to right with end stack, and 2 rooms to left with axial stack between serving back-
to-back fireplaces. 2-room kitchen and service wing at right angles to rear of
entrance hall and right (east) room with axial stack serving back-to-back
fireplaces. Another rear wing at right angles to rear of left (west) room, also 2
rooms with axial stack. 2 storeys. Symmetrical 5-window front, all 16-pane
sashes with much original glass. Original central 6-panel door with panelled
reveals, timber doorcase with moulded pilasters and ornate entablature containing
fluted key in centre of geometric flatwork frieze and moulded cornice.
Contemporary shallow Doric porch with moulded entablature. Its flat roof serves as
small balcony protected by ornate wrought iron railings. Plain deep eaves and roof
hipped each end. Right (east) side has 2-storey outshot with fixed pane or
casements with glazing bars. Rear blocks have irregular assortment of C19 and C20
windows, sashes and casements, the latest without glazing bars. The back of the
main block, between the 2 wings, is a tall 12-pane sash lighting stairs. Left
(west) includes a cast iron circular plate featuring mask of a bearded man.
Good interior : Main block includes original marble chimney-pieces, plasterwork and
joinery. Original open string stair with shaped stair brackets, stick balusters,
mahogany handrail, curtail step and scroll-wreath. Both rear blocks include a late
C16-early C17 crossbeam both soffit-chamfered, left with pyramid stops and right
with double step stops. They are probably reused. Only roof of left wing
inspected and it contains C19 king post trusses.
Brushford Barton was built for the Luxton family and is thought by its owners to be
the largest cob house in England and if it is not, it must certainly be amongst the
Listing NGR: SS6758807526
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