This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
OTTERTON FORE STREET (north side), SY 0885 Otterton 7/151 Barn and shelter approximately 24.7.85 18 metres north of Stantaway Farmhouse GV II
Barn and adjoining shelter. Early C17 barn, enlarged in C18; shelter added in late C19-early C20. Exposed red cob on stone rubble footings, patched in places with C19 and C20 brick and concrete blocks; shelter is partly weatherboarded; thatch roof.
Threshing barn facing south-east onto the farmyard. It contains large opposing double doorways onto the threshing floor. The left (south-western) section is the original early C17 section which was extended rightwards in the C18 and there is a short section at the right end built to connect this barn to the late C19 threshing machinery in the late C19 barn (q.v.) and joining that end. Rear barn doorway is now blocked with cob. At the left (south-western) end is the late C19-early C20 shelter. It is lower than the barn and set back from the front. It looks as though it was originally open fronted and that a byre was later inserted into the half nearest the barn.
The front of the barn includes a full height doorway set very slightly left of centre. It now contains late C19 double plank doors with a timber ventilator grille over. There is also a hayloft loading hatch at the right end. The barn roof is half-hipped to left and hipped to right. The shelter to left is open-fronted except for the right side which is weather-boarded over a brick sleeper wall. Its roof is half-hipped over a weather-boarded left end.
Interior: Inside the barn the section to left of the doorway has a hayloft carried on crudely-finished oak crossbeams (really no more than tree trunks). The rest of the barn is open to the roof. The roof itself, though continuous, is of 2 periods.
The left 3-bay section is the earliest and includes 3 early C17 side-pegged jointed cruck roof trusses of large scantling with pegged lap-jointed collars including dovetail halvings. The other 3 bays include C18 A-frame trusses with pegged and spiked lap-jointed collars and X-apexes. The shelter once had a hayloft but this has been removed and the roof is of crude uncollared trusses.
This barn and shelter is an unusual example of a traditional Devon farmbuilding which is still thatched. Furthermore it forms a group with the other farmbuildings which enclose the farmyard behind Stantaway Farmhouse (q.v.) and also contribute to the charming group of listed buildings along Otterton Fore Street.
Listing NGR: SY0835885364
© Mr M. H. Carter. Source: Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
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Photographer: Carter, M. H.
Rights Holder: Carter, M. H.
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