WEST BARN APPROXIMATELY 23 METRES NORTH OF LAND FARM HOUSE
List Entry Summary
Name: WEST BARN APPROXIMATELY 23 METRES NORTH OF LAND FARM HOUSE
List entry Number: 1305866
West Barn, Membury, Axminster, EX13 7UE
The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.
District: East Devon
District Type: District Authority
National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.
Date first listed: 19-Oct-1984
Date of most recent amendment: 16-Oct-2013
Legacy System Information
The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.
Legacy System: LBS
List entry Description
Summary of Building
Former mid- to late-C19 barn, converted to residential use in the late C20.
Reasons for Designation
West Barn, a mid- to late-C19 former agricultural building, is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* Legibility: despite conversion, the original function of the building: a barn with central taking-in doors, remains legible;
* Group value: forms a coherent group with the C16 Land Farm House to the south and the mid- to late C19 former stables, Land Cottage and Lancet Barn, to the east, which are both listed at Grade II.
The List entry for West Barn describes the building as C18. It is not depicted on the 1842 tithe map which suggests that the building is no earlier than the mid-C19. The barn is first shown on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map (1890) orientated north to south, with an east range projection at the north end and a diagonally projecting range to the south. The east range originally linked with the former agricultural building (now Lancet Barn and Land Cottage) to the east, creating a U-shaped plan. The western half of the range has since been demolished. These agricultural buildings which were converted to dwellings in the late C20 were formerly associated with the Grade II listed Land Farm House to the south. This early-C16 farmhouse was the birthplace of Thomas Wakley (1795-1862), surgeon and medical reformer, and founder of the medical journal ‘The Lancet’.
Drawings submitted with the planning application (1988) for its conversion indicate that West Barn appears to retain its double-height space to the centre of the main part with first-floor bedrooms to either end, while the east range is a kitchen and a garage. It is understood that the south wing serves as an outbuilding.
Materials: it is constructed of rubble stone under a slate tile roof. The south elevation of the principal range is slate hung.
Plan: L-shaped barn, orientated north to south with an angled range running from the south end of the barn.
Exterior: the former barn is of one and a half storeys with a gabled roof. The principal elevation (east) comprises a former cart entrance at the centre with cambered arch. To the left is a gable with tall window, formerly a taking-in door. To the right is the surviving west half of the single-storey range with Roman tiles to the roof. The south elevation of the barn is slate hung and has two tall windows at first floor.
Interior: not inspected (2013).
Title: Membury Tithe Map Source Date: 1842 Author: Publisher: Surveyor:
National Grid Reference: ST2608005203
The above map is for quick reference purposes only and may not be to scale. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1305866 .pdf
This copy shows the entry on 22-Sep-2018 at 09:30:32.
End of official listing