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Marsh Barton Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Clyst St. George, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.6847 / 50°41'5"N

Longitude: -3.4483 / 3°26'53"W

OS Eastings: 297782

OS Northings: 88232

OS Grid: SX977882

Mapcode National: GBR P3.3J9D

Mapcode Global: FRA 37N8.JDC

Entry Name: Marsh Barton Farmhouse

Listing Date: 19 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1334012

English Heritage Legacy ID: 86143

Location: Clyst St. George, East Devon, Devon, EX3

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Clyst St. George

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Clyst St George

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

CLYST ST GEORGE
SX 98 NE
2/6 Marsh Barton Farmhouse
-

- II

2 dwellings, formerly a single farmhouse. Possibly C16, but much altered.
Roughcast cob, on stone footings, with gabled-end and hipped roof. Probably a 3-
room, through-passage house, the lower end to the right of the passage, with a front
parlour wing, 2 rooms in length. 2 storeys.
Front: 3-window range, with 3-light casement windows to first floor, similar
wlndows to hall and service end. Two 3-light windows to each floor of inner face of
parlour wing, with a central doorway with glazed porch. C19 and C20 fenestration
elsewhere. An impressive array of chimney stacks is the buildings most conspicuous
feature: there are 6 in all, all rendered; 3 axial (or almost axial) + 2 end
stacks, and 1 lateral stack to the wing. It is difficult to be certain which of
these stacks are original; that backing onto the passage is entirely C20.
Interior: some roughly chamfered ceiling beams, and a chamfered lintel to hall
fireplace. C18 pegged roof to wing. The house is of considerable historical
interest, as it was the home of the Sokespitch family from the middle of the C12 to
the late C18; they gradually reclaimed the surrounding marshland and have been the
subject of a study by W G Hoskins, Old Devon (1966, reprinted 1971), pp. 121-34.


Listing NGR: SX9778288232

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