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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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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

Plus Code: 9C2QXWWP+4H

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


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
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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