PARTIALLY-RUINED LONGHOUSE APPROXIMATELY 70M NORTH-EAST OF BABENY FARMHOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1105415
Date first listed:
28-Oct-1987
Statutory Address:
PARTIALLY-RUINED LONGHOUSE APPROXIMATELY 70M NORTH-EAST OF BABENY FARMHOUSE

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Location

Statutory Address:
PARTIALLY-RUINED LONGHOUSE APPROXIMATELY 70M NORTH-EAST OF BABENY FARMHOUSE

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

County:
Devon
District:
West Devon (District Authority)
Parish:
Dartmoor Forest
National Park:
DARTMOOR
National Grid Reference:
SX 67224 75179

Details

LYDFORD SX 67 NE 12/13 Partially-ruined longhouse - approximately 70 metres north- - east of Babeny Farmhouse II

Former longhouse, now used as shippon. Circa early-mid C16. Granite rubble walls. Gable ended corrugated iron roof to shippon and passage, house end roofless. Longhouse plan of shippon to the left with passage, hall and probably inner room to the right. Built in front of the shippon is a leanto likely originally to have been a pigsty. To its right in front of the passage is a leanto stone rubble porch which has stone seats inside. On the right-hand wall of the passage, now the gable end, is the large granite framed fireplace, unchamfered, with massive lintel and stone oven in left-hand side. The rear wall of the hall survives up to head height and incorporates some blocked window openings and a curious larger opening at ground level, the purpose of which is unclear. The lower gable end wall of the shippon incorporates some large granite blocks and has a central drainage hole with a small opening above it. On the rear wall of the shippon is a central inserted doorway with a slit either side. Interior : the passage has a solid wall to the shippon with an original wooden shouldered-head doorframe. Babeny is the site of one of the 17 Ancient Tenements of the Forest of Dartmoor and is first mentioned in a document of 1260.

Listing NGR: SX6722475179

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
92747
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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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Date: 22 Jul 2006
Reference: IOE01/13980/27
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr David J. Rippon. Source Historic England Archive
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