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Barn and Adjoining Horse Engine House and Stable Approximately 10 Metres to North East of Lower Ward Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Yarnscombe, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.9954 / 50°59'43"N

Longitude: -4.0636 / 4°3'48"W

OS Eastings: 255284

OS Northings: 123801

OS Grid: SS552238

Mapcode National: GBR KQ.KQD3

Mapcode Global: FRA 26CH.4QB

Entry Name: Barn and Adjoining Horse Engine House and Stable Approximately 10 Metres to North East of Lower Ward Farmhouse

Listing Date: 16 February 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1326628

English Heritage Legacy ID: 91889

Location: Yarnscombe, Torridge, Devon, EX31

County: Devon

District: Torridge

Civil Parish: Yarnscombe

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Yarnscombe St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

YARNSCOMBE
SS 52 SE
4/273 Barn and adjoining horse-engine
- house and stable approximately 10
metres to north-east of Lower Ward
Farmhouse

GV II

Barn and stable. Probably late C18 or early C19, with later alterations. Cob on
roughly squared and coursed stone plinth, partly rebuilt in stone rubble. Gable-
ended Welsh-slate roof, probably formerly thatched. Stone rubble horse-engine house
with hipped corrugated-iron roof.
Plan: Barn to west with horse-engine house to rear and shippon with loft over
adjoining to east. Facing south. Barn with opposed cart entrances, probably
formerly with 2 pairs of double doors to front (right hand entrance since blocked).
Left-hand end and rear of barn rebuilt, probably in the later C19. Eaves raised
probably in the late C19 or early C20 (see band of different coloured cob under
eaves).
Exterior: Barn to left formerly with pair of cart entrances to front, divided and
flanked by projecting piers with pent-roofed porch over. Left-hand entrance has
large boarded double doors (one 2-leaf) with strap hinges and right-hand entrance is
blocked. Boarded loft door to left with strap hinges. Stable to right with loft
doorway, 2 ground-floor window openings with wooden lintels and central ground floor
doorway. Left-hand window with c1900 brick dressings and right-hand window reduced
in height at some time. Blocked doorway to left of left-hand window (see straight
joints and wooden lintel). Opposed large boarded double doors to rear of barn with
wooden lintel.
Interior: C19 six-bay barn roof with trusses consisting of principal rafters, tie-
beams and raking struts. Horse-engine house with heavy longitudinal beam, roof truss
with low collar and raking struts (second truss since dismantled).
This barn and stable form part of a farmstead group, also including Lower Ward
Farmhouse (qv).


Listing NGR: SS5528423801

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