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BARN AT NETHERCOTT

List Entry Summary

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

Name: BARN AT NETHERCOTT

List entry Number: 1105133

Location

BARN AT NETHERCOTT

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

County: Devon

District: Torridge

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Parkham

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 19-Oct-1988

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 91495

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

PARKHAM BOCOMBE SS 32 SE 5/171a Barn at Nethercott II

Former longhouse, now barn. Probable C16 origins, modified C17 and C20. Rubble and cob, concrete block repairs and insertions; corrugated iron roof. The building has been subject to severe decline in the C20, but was originally a longhouse, with through passage towards east end, and apparent two room dwelling to the left, or west end; there is a possibility that the principal entrance, now from the south, was originally on the north side, subsequently atrophied by sinking of a new approach lane on that side. Left end is hipped, over a wall rebuilt in stone, right end, with remains of large external stack, gabled; this end probably modified to include fireplace, but originally thought to have been animal house. South front, in 2 storeys, has various openings, including a 2-light C19 casement over square opening in former doorway at left, and, far left, a plank door. Section rebuilt in concrete block contains plank door, and to right are two square openings, one at each level. After stretch of stone walling long run now faced with corrugated sheeting, with 2 doors, some exposed stone and cob at corner. Return has left of stack a 2-light diagonal mullioned casement with original board shelters, blocked within by cob, over a second small square light, also blocked. The back, or north side, stands well up from the lane leading to Nethercott (q.v.) and is two thirds cob and one third concrete block.

Interior: Roof, in bays, is an A frame C19 replacement; floors are mainly in stone setts. Entrace to throughway, has right room with bressumer on good stone cheeks to fireplace; the cambered bressumer carries cob walling. Left of throughway is central stack, now cut back below ridge, with lofty bressumer fire containing cloam oven; the stone cheeks are dressed to form canted sides to fire opening, and the flue, in cob, remains as built. Centrally to this main room is a transverse beam c 275mm deep and 300mm wide, with ovolo mould, and with for floor joists, now mainly gone. The south end of this beam is carried on a large, roughly rounded pier in stone built out from the outer wall. Beyond central room a small room to west, formerly with access, but now approached from outside. Although the internal partitions are only part-height, and outer walls are patched, with a late roof construction, this is a rare survival in this part of North Devon of a longhouse structure, and consequently is of considerable historical interest. The present owners (September 1988) have established considerable documentation covering the history of the farm.

Listing NGR: SS3747321691

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National Grid Reference: SS 37473 21691

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