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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: 1307144



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

County: Devon

District: Torridge

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Yarnscombe

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 16-Feb-1989

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 91879

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YARNSCOMBE SS 52 SE 4/261 Court Barton including walls to the 1957 ref: 21/3 garden to the east


Farmhouse, divided into 2. Circa late C17 with C19 and C20 renovations, parts of the fabric may be earlier. Stone rubble with some ashlar dressings; slate roof, hipped at ends; axial stacks to left and right with handmade brick shafts. Stone rubble wall to the garden in front (east) of the house. Plan: An almost symmetrical arrangement: 4 rooms wide with a central entrance into a through passage. The rooms flanking the passage are larger, with smaller rooms to the far left and far right, heated from back to back fireplaces in the axial stacks. An integral outshut contains the stairs and service rooms. Re-used timbers found during renovations suggest that the house may be a rebuilding of an earlier house on the site. Exterior: 2 storeys and attic. Handsome, symmetrical 5-bay front with a central 2- storey porch with a hipped slate roof. Set of C20 transomed casements, probably copies of the original window design, 2-light to the outer bays and the porch, 3- light flanking the porch. Roof dormers, 2 to the front, 2 to the rear and one to each end. The porch has a timber lintel to the outer doorway and a C19 half-glazed inner door. Stone rubble garden walls to the garden in front of the house are probably also late C17. Interior: Surprisingly plain considering the quality of the exterior. There may have been decorated plasterwork at one time. Right hand end of the house only inspected at time of survey (1988). The fireplace to the larger right-hand room has a good open fireplace with splayed jambs including some Beerstone, and a chamfered scroll-stopped lintel. The fireplace to the smaller room at the right end has been largely rebuilt. The 2 left hand rooms are said to be only slightly different in size. The rear right room in the outshut retains a pulley for pig-killing. C19 joinery includes panelled doors and a probable C19 stair in the rear right outshut with plain splat balusters. The joists of the room over the porch are re-used charred mullions (information from owner). Roof: Apex not inspected at time of survey (1988), but the feet of A frame trusses are visible upstairs: they have threaded purlins with end pegs and are probably late C17. A branch of the Trevelyan family of St Veep, Cornwall, lived at Court Barton in the C16. A handsome, high status late C17 house. Group value with separately listed farmbuildings.

Listing NGR: SS5652822633

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National Grid Reference: SS 56528 22633


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