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West Devon (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SX 46847 89108



4/329 Orchard Barton - (formerly listed as Orchard Farmhouse) 14.6.52 II

Farmhouse. C17 with late C19 alterations. Stone rubble with slate roofs, the roof of the main block asbestos slates. 2 large lateral stone stacks to the rear, 1 rendered lateral stack and 1 C20 brick shaft to the right crosswing. The original plan appears to have been a main block, 2-rooms wide, possibly with a through passage, and left and right crosswings forming an H-plan. The land slopes sharply away to the left and the left-hand crosswing has a ground floor level below that of the main block. Substantial alterations in the late C19 by Sabine Baring-Gould who removed many of the C17 features to Lew House, Lew Trenchard, now the Manor Hotel (qv). The granite mullions of the windows were removed and the original stair was probably also replaced at this date with a steep stair in the central passage of the main block. In the C20 the left-hand crosswing, known as the servants' wing, was adapted for use as a calfhouse. 2 storeys. 3:1 window front, the main block hipped at the left end and approximately symmetrical, the crosswings hipped at ends. The left-hand crosswing is single-storey to the front elevation, and has a C20 entrance to the front. The main block has a wide central front door with studs and a rectangular fanlight. The first floor window above the front door is a C20 2-light casement with glazing bars under a flat stone arch. Other windows to the main block are 4-light C20 casements with glazing bars under flat stone arches. The right-hand crosswing has 1 ground floor C20 casement to the front. Numerous blocked windows to the rear and the left return of the left-hand crosswing. Interior Of the C17 build part of a plaster frieze and moulded cornice survive in the ground floor left and the left-hand crosswing. The ground floor of the crosswing retains a large C17 fireplace with hollow-chamfered granite jambs and a chamfered stopped lintel. A fireplace in the main block has re-used hollow-chamfered jambs originally sited in the left-hand crosswing. The roof trusses are collar rafter with tie beams and are pegged, those in the right-hand crosswing are numbered. Traces of a moulded cornice are visible in the roof space. Sabine Baring-Gould owned Orchard in the C19 and most of the missing features of the house have probably been incorporated at Lew House. A photograph of Orchard Barton in the late C19 in the possession of the owner shows the granite mullioned windows intact.

Listing NGR: SX4684789108


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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 14 May 2004
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