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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: 1258831



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

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Sandford

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 26-Aug-1965

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 445699

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3/200 Ruxford Barton including 26.8.65 adjoining garden wall to south


Manor house, now farmhouse. Probably late medieval core, refurbished and enlarged in early C17 (dated plasterwork of 1608), modernised in mid-late C19. Rendered volcanic rubble; stone stacks with C19 brick chimney shafts; slate roofs. Main block facing south with cross wings projecting forward each end and single storey front porch. Cross passage, formerly through-passage to main block with 2 service rooms to left (west) with axial stack between. Store and service chambers in west wing. Hall right of passage with lateral stack projecting to rear and stack between main block and right (parlour) wing. 2 storeys with attic rooms only in cross wings. Vaguely symmetrical frontage. Gable end of each wing has late C19 and C20 casements with exception of attic windows; a possibly C18 2-light window with iron casement to left and blocked window to right. Main block has 4-window front of late C19 3-light casements with glazing bars. Main door right of centre has gabled C17 porch. It has seats each side and shelving to right with small section of C17 oak panelling below. In front stands C19 round headed, wrought-iron arch with scrolled pendant and finial. Early C17 studded 9-panel oak door with strap hinges with fleur de lys terminals is hung in richly moulded oak doorframe with ornate urn stops. C19 service door at left end and early C17 ovolo-moulded oak doorframe with scroll shops in inner side of service wing. Inside has mostly C19 features but parlour wing first floor includes high quality moulded strapwork cartouche with central achievement, the date 1608 and initials of Edward and Anne Chichester. Roof of main block inaccessible, but C17 oak A-frame trusses with mortise-and-tenoned collars to wings. Other early C17 features are probably hidden. Irregularity of main block layout suggests survival of earlier fabric. From right end of gable front of parlour wing a high rubble wall, topped with cob and roofed with pantiles, extends southwards along east side of front garden. Ruxford is first mentioned in a charter of 930 and was a Domesday Manor (Devon S.M.R.)

Listing NGR: SS8162202403

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National Grid Reference: SS 81622 02403


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