This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
FENITON SY 19 Nil 7/70 Court Barton - GV II
Former farmhouse. Early - mid C19, maybe earlier origins. Plastered brick and local stone rubble; stone rubble stacks with early - mid C19 brick chimneyshafts; slate roof.
Plan: U-plan house. The main block faces south-west. It has a double-depth plan with a front and back room either side of a central entrance and rear staircase.
These are the principal rooms and are heated by end stacks. A 2-room plan kitchen block projects at right angles to rear of the right end. The first room here has an axial stack backing onto the main kitchen at the back which has a gable-end stack.
A 1-room plan extension to rear of the left end has a gable-end stack; it may be secondary. House is 2 storeys with a basement under the front.
Exterior: symmetrical 3-window front is largely original. The outer bays have 16- pane sashes flanking a first floor 12-pane sash over the central doorway which contains its original panelled door (with inserted C20 window) behind a flat-roofed porch with moulded entablature and panelled square-section posts. Plain eaves although the gutter is C19 with cast iron lions head masks over the joints. The roof is gable-ended to left and to right runs continuously over adjoining Thorn Cottage (q.v). Towards the rear of the left is another C19 doorway; this one containing a 6-panel door with a pedimented doorcase. The rear windows are mostly C19 16-pane sashes although there are some C20 casements with glazing bars in the kitchen block.
Interior: contains original joinery and other detail including a geometric open string staircase with slender turned balusters with blocks. The kitchen has a large fireplace. Although partly blocked some of the chamfered oak lintel is exposed.
Roof not inspected.
Court Barton was probably built with adjoining Thorn Cottage (q.v).
Feniton is an attractive little village containing a good group of listed buildings.
Listing NGR: SY1076799382
© Mr Anthony Aaben-Reader. Source: Historic England Archive
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Photographer: Aaben-Reader, Anthony
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Brick, Plaster, Rubble, Slate, Stone, Georgian Farmhouse, Victorian Domestic, Agricultural Dwelling, Dwelling, House, Agriculture And Subsistence, Farm Building, Agricultural Building, Monument (By Form)
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