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Latitude: 50.8393 / 50°50'21"N
Longitude: -3.1686 / 3°10'6"W
OS Eastings: 317812
OS Northings: 105072
OS Grid: ST178050
Mapcode National: GBR LY.WH2H
Mapcode Global: FRA 467W.CCN
Entry Name: Barbers Farmhouse Including Stable Block Adjoining to West
Listing Date: 16 March 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1333698
English Heritage Legacy ID: 86622
Location: Luppitt, East Devon, Devon, EX14
Civil Parish: Luppitt
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Luppitt St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
ST 10 NE
6/69 Barbers Farmhouse including stable
- block adjoining to west
Farmhouse. C16 and C17 with some C19 and C20 modernisations; the stable is late C17
- early C18. Local stone and flint rubble with sections of cob; the farmhouse is
cement-rendered; stone rubble stacks topped with C20 brick; slate roof to the house,
corrugated iron roof to the stable block, both were formerly thatch.
Plan: 3-room-and-through-passage plan farmhouse facing north. The left (east) room
is an unheated inner room, probably a dairy or buttery originally. Next to it is
the hall with an axial stack backing onto the passage. At the right end is the
service end kitchen with a gable-end stack backing onto the adjoining stable. Since
no internal inspection was available at the time of this survey it is not possible
to determine the early structural history of the house. Nevertheless it seems
likely that it began as some form of open hall house. The stable block was added on
the right (west) end on the same axis as the house in the late C17 - early C18. The
house is 2 storeys.
Exterior: irregular 3-window front of late C19 and C20 casements, the latest
without glazing bars. The passage front doorway is right of centre and contains a
part-glazed door. The house roof is gable-ended to left and to right it runs
continuously over the adjoining stable.
The stable has been somewhat altered. It now has one window to the ground floor and
another to the hayloft. Both are C17 and probably reused from the house. The
ground floor window is at the left end and is oak, 2 lights with chamfered mullions.
The hayloft window is at the right end and is probably blocking a hayloft loading
hatch; it is 4 lights with ovolo-moulded mullions. Blockings on the ground floor
show that there were originally 2 stable doorways, each with a window to left. The
roof continues from the farmhouse roof and is hipped at the right end over a
garage/cartshed doorway that end.
Interior: the farmhouse was not available for inspection at the time of this
survey. However the farmer reports that there are exposed beams inside, that the
fireplaces are blocked and that he removed jointed cruck trusses from the roof.
In the barn the hayloft is carried on a series of roughly-finished crossbeams and
the roof includes A-frame trusses with replacement lap-jointed collars.
Barbers Farmhouse is one of a group of listed buildings which make up the attractive
hamlet of Beacon.
Listing NGR: ST1781205072
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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