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HER Number:MDV13835
Name:Frithelstock, Horwood Barton


Early 18th century farmhouse said to have been added onto an earlier building.


Grid Reference:SS 450 192
Map Sheet:SS41NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishFrithelstock
Ecclesiastical ParishFRITHELSTOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS41NE/43
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MANSION HOUSE (Early Medieval to XXI - 1066 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, SS41NE11 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV17960.

Horwood Barton. Remains of possible medieval mansion.

Department of Environment, 1959, Torrington RD Provisional List (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV118.

An early Georgian farmhouse added on to an earlier building.

NMR, 1978, Untitled Source (National Monuments Record Database). SDV17962.

As described but not outstanding. Other details: Citing OS.

Department of Environment, 1988, Frithelstock, 85 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV17963.

Farmhouse. Early c18, with mid c19 extensions to right of front porch. Colourwashed render over coursed slatestone rubble; gabled and hipped slate roofs; rendered brick end and internal stacks. Double-depth plan. Front elevation has 2-storey, 2-window range to centre: c20 porch with mid c19 six-panelled door; c20 two-light casements with glazing bars to left. Mid c19 two-storey bay, projecting to right of porch, has 2-light casements. Another bay, to right end of front, has mid/late c19 horned 12-pane sashes. To left of front is wing which projects at right angles, and has 2 late c19/c20 two-light casements with glazing bars facing front. Right side wall, of 3-window range, has mid/late c19 horned 12-pane sashes. C19 dairy outshut to rear left. Interior: early c18 dog-leg stairs with leading to rear of central hall, with turned balusters set on closed string. Dairy to rear has slate floor and shelves. Office to left of porch has mid c18 panelling and mid c19 cupboards. Room to rear right has early c18 bolection-moulded panelling and doors; early c18 ribbed plaster ceiling has cherubs and shells set in concave corners, and, in centre, a quatrefoil with a lion set in a cartouche with palm fronds. First floor has c18 panelled doors and shutters, and early c18 bolection-moulded fireplaces to rear left and rear right. C18 five-bay collar-truss roof with trenched purlins to left.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV118List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1959. Torrington RD Provisional List. Historic Houses Register. Unknown.
SDV17960Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. SS41NE11.
SDV17962National Monuments Record Database: NMR. 1978.
SDV17963List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1988. Frithelstock. Historic Houses Register. A4 Bound. 85.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV1550 - Unnamed Event

Date Last Edited:May 4 2006 1:46PM