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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: 1305936



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

County: Devon

District: North Devon

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Knowstone

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 15-Sep-1987

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 97370

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KNOWSTONE SS 82 SW 3/19 Moortown Barton including cider- house attached at east end - - II

Barton farmhouse with attached cider-house. Late C16 or early C17, extended at right end in C19, with C20 alterations. Rendered stone rubble and cob. Slate roof, half-hipped at right end, gable end to left. Brick shaft to rear lateral hall stack, axial brick stack (formerly gable end) towards right end and brick shaft to stone rubble stack with large bread oven projection at left gable end. Hipped slate roof to cider-house. Plan: essentially a 3-room-and-cross-passage plan, lower end to right with additional room at each end. To the left of the cross-passage containing straight- run staircase is the hall, heated by rear lateral stack and unheated inner room, beyond which is a large former kitchen containing staircase in rear right-hand corner. It seems probable that this kitchen was added in the C17. To the right of the cross-passage is a second kitchen, with an unheated service room beyond added at tne right end in the C19. The farmhouse may therefore have been adapted to house two family units. Cider-house at right angles to front right end. Exterior: 2 storeys. 4-window range. C20 fenestration throughout and 2 C20 doors with bracketted timber canopies the cross-passage and the inner room. Interior: chamfered cross ceiling beams to all the principal ground floor rooms. Hall fireplace blocked in C20 but chamfered timber lintel remains exposed. Plank and muntin screen between hall and inner room, 5 planks of which are exposed, with shallow hollow chamfered muntins and incorporating peaked headed doorway. Chamfered timber lintel to fireplace to former kitchen at left end with a large bread oven projection and, to the right a large lean-to projecting beyond the end wall suggestive of the corn-drying kilns of a Somerset type, but much altered in C20 to provide a gable entry. C19 joinery principally intact. Cider-house retains press intact. Roof structure over main range entirely replaced to take slate roof with straight principals.

Listing NGR: SS8305821174

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National Grid Reference: SS 83058 21174


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