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CANONSLEIGH BARTON FARMHOUSE

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: CANONSLEIGH BARTON FARMHOUSE

List entry Number: 1106456

Location

CANONSLEIGH BARTON FARMHOUSE

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

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Burlescombe

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 05-Apr-1966

Date of most recent amendment: 17-Mar-1988

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 95852

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History

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Details

BURLESCOMBE ST 01 NE 5/1 Canonsleigh Barton Farmhouse - 5.4.66 (formerly listed as Canonsleigh Priory Farmhouse) GV II Farmhouse. Early C17, maybe associated with a datestone of 1628 (now set on nearby Canonsleigh House), refurbished and reroofed in late C18-early C19. Exposed local stone rubble stack and chimneyshaft; slate roof (formerly thatch). Plan: 4-room plan house facing east-north-east, say east. The largest rooms are those two in the centre and between them an axial stack serves back-to-back fireplaces. The central lobby entrance is onto the side of this stack. The room left of centre was the kitchen and the unheated left end room (now used as a separate cottage) was probably a service room, maybe including the dairy. The large room right of centre is the hall and the right end room was a parlour. It probably once had an end stack. The outshots across the rear maybe original. The hall has always been floored and the house is 2 storeys with attics in the roofspace. Exterior: balanced but not really symmetrical 4-window front of mostly C19 and C20 casements with glazing bars, but there is, ground floor right end, an original 3- light Beerstone window with hollow-chamfered mullions. Roughly central doorway with original oak doorframe with richly-moulded surround and one surviving urn stop. It contains a late C18 - early C19 door and there is a contemporary gabled porch with elliptical outer arch. An old West of England insurance plaque has been set in the gable. The main roof is gable ended. Interior: is largely the result of C19 and C20 modernisations but the original layout is preserved substantially intact and some original carpentry is exposed on the ground floor. The former parlour has a soffit-chamfered crossbeam with rounded step stops. The hall has a 4-bay ceiling of plain soffit-chamfered crossbeams and there is a large fireplace here with a soffit-chamfered and scroll-stopped curving oak lintel. It includes the remains of a large oven. No original carpentry shows on the first floor although the owners report finding curving timbers in one of the crosswalls. The late C18 - early C19 roof is made up of a series of tie-beam trusses with X-apexes. The collars may be secondary. This farmhouse appears to be a complete house although some people consider it a wing of a large house which once connected with nearby Canonsleigh House. There is a datestone of 1628 on the latter which would be a good date for this farmhouse. Source: Devon SMR

Listing NGR: ST0668617372

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National Grid Reference: ST 06682 17368

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