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HER Number:MDV12048
Name:Hollacombe Barton


Late 16th- or early 17th century house now used as a store. An interesting survival of what must have been quite an important house still with a number of good features preserved


Grid Reference:SS 628 112
Map Sheet:SS61SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishWinkleigh
Ecclesiastical ParishUNKNOWN

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS61SW/7
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (XI to Post Medieval - 1001 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, SS61SW1 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV337229.

Hollacombe Barton. Remains of mansion. Visited on 19/9/1973. Original barton badly damaged by fire in 1932 and now used as a store. It was a thatched three-storey cob structure with wooden mullioned windows. Only two storeys now survive and much of cob has been replaced by stone. North side still fairly well preserved with three possibly wooden 17th century mullioned windows, two three-lights and one with two lights. Cob farm buildings form a court and some still retain original wooden mullion windows. Other details: Photograph.

Reichel, O. J., 1897, The Domesday Hundreds of Devon: Part 3. The Hundred of North Tawton, 270 (Article in Serial). SDV337560.

The estate is recorded in Domesday.

Department of Environment, 1988, Winkleigh (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV336028.

Unoccupied house now used as farm building and store. Late C16 or early C17, abandoned as a house in early to mid C20. Partly rubble and partly cob walls. Gable-ended corrugated iron roof. Front lateral stack, of coursed rubble with dripmoulds.
Plan: originally likely to have been 3-room-and-through-passage plan but what seems to have been the lower room to the right was virtually demolished when the house was abandoned and a new one built a short distance away. The passage remains but its rear door is blocked. The hall is heated by a front lateral stack, with an adjoining newel staircase between it and the passage. Unusually there are signs that the stairs continued up to a 2nd floor.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical front with doorway to right at front of leanto (passage reduced in height) and recessed to form porch in front with seat to either side. Early C20 plank door. To its left is original 2-light very deep chamfered wooden mullion window with stone hoodmould above. C20 inserted wide doorway at left end of front wall.
Interior: hall has chamfered and step-stopped axial beam. Rough cambered wooden lintel to fireplace. Solid oak newel stairs adjoining which rise partly up to a 2nd flight. C17 chamfered wooden doorframe at head of 1st flight of stairs. Similar doorframe between hall and inner room. The inner room has chamfered ogee stopped cross beams.
This is an interesting survival of what must have been quite an important house still with a number of good features preserved.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336028List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1988. Winkleigh. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound.
SDV337229Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. SS61SW1. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV337560Article in Serial: Reichel, O. J.. 1897. The Domesday Hundreds of Devon: Part 3. The Hundred of North Tawton. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 28. Unknown. 270.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 3 2006 9:50AM