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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.


List entry Number: 1147769



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

County: Devon

District: Torridge

District Type: District Authority

Parish: St. Giles in the Wood

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 16-Jan-1952

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 91819

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ST GILES SS 51 NE IN THE WOOD 8/201 Whiteleigh Barton including dairy 16.1.52 and stone walls adjoining to south (previously listed as Whiteleigh Barton in Roborough parish)


Farmhouse. Probably C16 origins, mid and late C17 modernisations, enlarged and re- arranged in the late C19. Local stone rubble, the later work with brick dressings, plastered fronts; stone rubble stacks with C19 brick chimney shafts except the hall which has a tall chimney shaft of snecked stone; slate roof, formerly thatch over the older part. Plan and development: The main block faces south. At the right (east) end is a kitchen with a gable-end stack. Next to it is a large room with projecting rear lateral stack; it is now the dining room. Then there is a through passage and to left of the passage a small room heated by a front lateral stack. There is a corridor behind this room connecting the passage to the main entrance hall which contains the main staircase. At the left (west) end is a 2-room plan parlour crosswing facing west and projecting to rear. Each of these rooms has a gable-end stack, the front (south) end one projecting a little. The present layout is essentially the result of a major late C19 refurbishment. The room functions of the old house were re-arranged and the main entrance lobby and parlour crosswing were added at this time. The rest of the main block is the historic core of the house. It has a 3-room-and-through-passage plan; the inner room to right (the kitchen) and lower end service room to left of the passage, its stack was added in the late C19. Most of the old structural carpentry is hidden with later plaster and therefore it is not possible to determine the historic development of the house in any detail. Nevertheless it seems likely that the house began in the C16 as some form of open hall house, maybe heted by an open hearth fire. Farmhouse is 2 storeys with secondary lean-to outshuts to rear of the main block. Exterior: The parlour (west) front has a symmetrical 2-window front of late C19 horned 4-pane sashes, the larger ground floor windows in tripartite sashes. These windows have brick surrounds and low segmental arches over. The roof here is higher than the main block and is gable-ended. The main block has an irregular 6-window front. The 2-window section of left contains horned 4-pane sashes, similar but smaller to those round the corner on the parlour front. The rest are C18, C19 and C20 casements with glazing bars. There are 3 front doorways. The main doorway (to the entrance lobby) is late C19; it contains a part-glazed panelled door behind a gabled brick porch. The central doorway is the original passage front doorway and there is another doorway into the kitchen at the right end; both contain C19 plank doors and the kitchen doorway has a monopitch hood. Roof is gable-ended and there is a C19 timber-framed bellcote on the ridge. Interior is largely the result of the late C19 refurbishment and most structural carpentry is hidden behind C19 plaster. Nevertheless the original layout of the old house is well-preserved in the main block and C16 and C17 features are suspected. The former hall has 2 boxed in crossbeams and the fireplace here is blocked although the C19 chimneypiece indicates its large size. The roofspace of the main block was not available for inspection at the time of this survey although the bases of straight principals show at first floor level indicating a roof of A-frame trusses. Their scantling is large and the farmer reports that they are pegged together; they are probably C17 in date. A attractive cobbled courtyard to south of the former passage, hall and inner room section of the main block, is completely enclosed. On the right (east) side a C19 single storey dairy block projects forward and is linked to a linhay (q.v.) which forms the south side by a tall stone wall including a doorway. The west side is a tall stone rubble wall between the farmhouse and linhay (q.v.). Whiteleigh Barton is an interesting farmhouse with a good group of traditional farmbuildings.

Listing NGR: SS5535417382

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National Grid Reference: SS 55354 17382


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