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North Devon (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SS 54504 41479



4/8 Bittadon Barton -


House, formerly manor house. C16/C17 partly rebuilt in the late C18. Mainly rubble construction with rendered facade but course dressed stone to inner face of C17 wing and 2 storey gable ended stair turret at left gable end. Main range rebuilt with symmetrical facade in late C18 with truncated C16/C17 right-angled extensions to rear forming 3-sided courtyard plan. A further gable ended 2 storey extension projects from the stair turret with a lateral rubble stack with inward sloping cap and brick above. Slate roofs, hipped to right of main range with lateral brick stack and gable ended to left with pair of diagonally set brick stacks. Rubble stack with slated offsets and heightened in brick at gable end of C16 range and lateral rubble stack heightened in brick on north face of Cl7 wing. 2 storeys. 5 window range of single timber sashes, 8 panes over 8 panes, flanking 3 sashes, 6 panes over 6 panes over double sash windows, 6 panes over 6 panes, outside single sashes, 6 panes over 6 panes flanking central C20 brick porch enclosing pointed arch entrance with heavily recessed doorway and panelled and half-glazed door of 4 panes with marginal glazing bars and 4 paned overlight. Recessed stair turret has single timber sash, 8 panes over 8 panes over pantiled lean-to shed to front and 3 offset sashes, 6 panes over 6 panes to gable ends, the left-hand sash inserted in former large stair window opening. Inner north courtyard wall retains 2 sashes, 6 panes over 6 panes over similar sash to right of tripartite sash. Most of the openings altered. Stair turret contains late Cl7 dog-leg staircase with original treads and heavy turned newels moulded handrail (with added chamfer and stops to lower flight) in tact but turned balusters survive only to upper flights and top handrail. Roll- moulded surround to ground floor, inner doorcase giving access to Cl7 wing with unusual foliated and floriated stops (q.v. Ash Barton, Braunton). Doorcase at base of stairs with panelled door and chamfered surround with plain stops. Cl7 plank door with cover strips possibly reset in courtyard outshut to main range. Low dado panelling in room at extreme right-hand end of main range. Stopped and chamfered fireplace lintel to Cl7 wing stack. Ceilings lowered in C20 in 2 principal bedrooms in the Cl7 wing to each side of staircase landing but Cl7 plaster cornices survive in roof space, a foliated design at both ends of room to left and equine motifs with central medallion at upper end of room to right. Single Cl7 roof truss formerly with threaded purlins survives in Cl7 wing, otherwise probably late C18 reroofing.

Listing NGR: SS5450441479


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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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Date: 10 May 2005
Reference: IOE01/14131/18
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Gary Croft. Source Historic England Archive
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