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Torridge (District Authority)
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PETROCKSTOWE SS 50 NW 8/45 Hele Barton - - II Farmhouse. Early C17 or earlier origins heavily remodelled in early - mid C17 with C19 additions. Rendered cob and rubble walls. Slate roof, gabled to right end hipped to left. 4 brick stacks, 2 axial, 1 at right gable-end and 1 rear lateral stack to the left-hand section. Plan: originally likely to have been 3-room-and-through-passage plan but only 1 room at the left-hand end is recognizably part of the old house and even this room is puzzling because it has 2 lateral fireplaces - 1 on the front wall and 1 on the rear. The remainder of the house consists of 2 main rooms with a stairhall and while obviously C19 in character its asymmetrical form suggests that it is likely to be a heavy remodelling of an older house rather than a completely new build. C19 service wing at rear with lean-to adjoining it. Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 5-window front incorporating lower 1-window range to the left representing the older part of the house which has C20 3-light casement to left of large chimney stack projection, now truncated at eaves. The taller range has early C19 16-pane sashes on the 1st floor and ground floor right, 20-pane tripartite sash on the ground floor to left. Gabled C19 porch with round arched doorway to right of centre which has 6-panel door behind. Lean-to against left-hand end. At rear is hipped wing to centre with outshut against its right-hand side. Interior: left-hand end room has C17 lateral fireplace at front with roll-moulded jambs and wooden lintel which has had its edge hacked off. Heavy chamfered ceiling beam. On the rear wall of the room is a C19 open fireplace. The remodelled right- hand part of the house contains C19 joinery such as 6-panelled doors and a staircase with chamfered balusters and newel post.

Listing NGR: SS5108206728


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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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