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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

Torridge (District Authority)
High Bickington
National Grid Reference:
SS 61379 21793


HIGH BICKINGTON SS 62 SW 5/70 Heles Tenement and adjoining barn - II

House and adjoining barn. Probably mid-to late C17 with late C20 alterations and additions. Cob on stone rubble plinth, house-part rendered. Gable-ended corrugated- asbestos roof (formerly thatched). Rendered axial stack. Plan and development: C17 two-room plan house aligned approximately north- east/south-west, facing south-east (ground falls to left). Plan formerly consisted of principal larger room (hall) to right with axial end stack and smaller unheated room to left, divided axially, with dairy to rear and staircase to front. Late C20 alterations included the removal of the internal partitions and staircase at the left-hand end and the insertion of a new front door into the right-hand room, with a lean-to porch. Late C17 barn adjoining at right-hand end, with central opposed doorways (blocked to rear) and formerly with lean-to addition at front (see building line and sockets for former rafters). Two-storey house. Exterior: Asymmetrical 3-window front; C19 and C20 two-light wooden casements (left- hand first-floor window blocked - see cill). Doorway between first and second windows from right has late C20 porch with C20 plank door. Blocked doorway between first and second windows from left (see lines in render). Barn to right has wide doorway (without doors at time of survey - January 1988) with wooden lintel. Inserted C20 trefoil-headed ground-floor window in left-hand gable-end of house has reused C19 stained glass (the owner reports that it came from a church in Henley on Thames, Berkshire). Blocked wide doorway to rear of barn. Interior: Right-hand ground-floor room (hall) has C17 chamfered joists spanning front to back, and C17 open fireplace to right with stone jambs, chamfered wooden lintel with straight cut stops, bread oven with C19 cast-iron door and old cooking frame. Old plank door to right of fireplace (leading to barn) with wrought-iron strap hinges. Window seat in front window. Partitions removed at left-hand end in the late C20.

Listing NGR: SS6137921793


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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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