WANSLEY BARTON

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1147655

Date first listed: 16-Feb-1989

Statutory Address: WANSLEY BARTON

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Location

Statutory Address: WANSLEY BARTON

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

County: Devon

District: Torridge (District Authority)

Parish: Roborough

National Grid Reference: SS 56017 17498

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Details

ROBOROUGH SS 51 NE 8/179 Wansley Barton - II

Barton, now house. Probably C17, remodelled and enlarged in the early C19. Some minor late C19 and late C20 alterations. Uncoursed stone rubble, with some red brick dressings. Rendered gable end to rear, said to be over cob, and mostly painted to rear too. Rendered slate-roofed porch to front and stone rubble outbuildings to rear with monopith corrugated-iron roof. Stone end stack to right with brick shaft, brick end stack to left and brick axial stack to rear wing. Plan and development: L-plan. Three-room plan range, facing south-west, possibly formerly with a through passage between the central and right-hand rooms (see opposed doors). Late C17 dog-leg staircase to left of entrance in the central room, probably altered or a later introduction (see balustrade of top flight against wall, and blocked front window visible from the half landing). Early C19 two-roomed plan kitchen wing projecting at right angles to rear of the right-hand end room and probable former passage, with a central axial stack between each room. Left-hand end of front range widened to the rear in the late C19, when the range of outbuildings projecting at right angles to rear of this end were probably also added (forming a small service courtyard at the rear). Two storeys with one-storey range of outbuildings. Exterior: Plinth to front. Asymmetrical 4-bay front, the second bay from the right slightly projecting; early C19 sixteen-pane glazing bar sashes with brick reveals and brick segmental-arched heads (the second first-floor window from the left is a late C19 replacement and the left-hand ground-floor window is a late C20 replacement). The second ground-floor window from the left is blind or blocked (staircase behind), now blocked flush with C20 masonry but formerly recessed (possibly intended to be blind). Doorway in second bay from right has early C19 six-panelled door (upper 4 panels glazed and lower 2 panels beaded flush) with beaded wooden frame and segmental-arched opening and slate side benches inside. Left-hand gable end has a first-floor C19 two-light segmental-headed first-floor window to left and a ground- floor C19 four-light segmental headed window (lighting dairy). Large late C19 buttress to left with 2 chamfered offsets. Evidence of rebuilding in the right-hand gable end with various vertical straight joints to the right of the stack. Also blocked wide segmental-headed first-floor opening to the right of the stack. The right-hand side wall of the rear wing (south-east side) has 2 first-floor early C19 6-pane glazing bar sashes with brick reveals, segmental brick heads and slate cills, a similar ground-floor glazing bar sash to right and a ground-floor early C19 24-pane (6 x 2 panes to each leaf) glazing bar sash to left, also with brick dressings. Range of outbuildings at rear of left-hand end of main range have plank doors with wooden lintels. Interior: Stone-flagged floor to central entrance/staircase hall. Particularly fine painted late C17 dog-leg staircase to the left of the entrance, with half landing, and balustrade returning to landing. Closed pulvinated string, vase-shaped balusters, moulded handrail and square newel posts with globe finials and pendants. Top of blocked front window visible from the half landing. Early C19 six-panelled door with moulded architrave leading from entrance hall into right-hand ground-floor room. The right-hand room has a pair of fine early to mid C18 round-arched semi- circular plan niches flanking the fireplace (fireplace rebuilt in the late C20). Each niche has flanking beaded pilasters with moulded imposts, a moulded arch with a raised key, 3 ogee-shaped shelves, cupboards below with a pair of raised and fielded panelled doors (doors removed from cupboard below right-hand niche), and a square- headed moulded architrave. Early to mid C18 fluted Doric pilasters flanking the right-hand end wall too, each supporting a section of triglyph frieze and moulded cornice. C18 two-panelled door leading from entrance hall into left-hand ground- floor room and similar C18 two-panelled door leading into dairy at rear of left-hand room. Dairy also has low slate shelves supported on rendered segmental arches. Early C19 six-panelled door with moulded architrave leading from entrance hall into rear wing. The front ground-floor room in the rear wing has a cased ceiling beam, picture rail, wall cupboard and large early C19 open fireplace with brick jambs and a segmental brick arch with metal straps on the intrados. The rear room in the rear wing also has a large early C19 open fireplace, with brick jambs, a segmental brick arch with metal straps on the intrados, an early C19 beaded wooden architrave with a mantelshelf and a cloam oven to the left. First-floor rooms and roof-space not inspected. Although this house has been much rebuilt in the early C19 it is notable for the fine late C17 staircase and the early to mid C18 niches and pilasters. The niches and pilasters are of a similar date and of similar quality to a large round-arched niche with flanking pilasters in Great Barlington Farmhouse (q.v.).

Listing NGR: SS5601717498

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