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HER Number:MDV14757
Name:Bartonbury, Down St. Mary


A good example of a mid-late 16th century farmhouse which was improved and extended in the 17th century.


Grid Reference:SS 738 034
Map Sheet:SS70SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDown St. Mary
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishDOWN ST.MARY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS70SW/14
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II*)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (Built, XVI to XVII - 1501 AD (Between) to 1700 AD (Between))

Full description

Everett, W., 1956, Bartonbury. 3116 Z/10 (Record Office Collection). SDV55837.

An architectural drawing by W. Everett, dated 1956 is in the Devon Heritage Centre.

Department of Environment, 1959, Crediton RD, 16 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV58276.

A good example of 16th century farmhouse, interior more eloquent than exterior. Parallelogram with slight projection at rear. Outbuildings at each end. Rubble and cob with thatched roof and rubble stacks, one lateral. Two storeys. Modern addition in front. Entrance doorway of wood with cambered head. Hall has open fireplace and moulded ceiling beams. Plank and muntin partition at upper end of hall. Newel stair with oak treads covering stone steps. Plain collar braced roof

Alcock, N. W., 1981, Cruck Construction: An Introduction and Catalogue, 110 (Report - non-specific). SDV342504.

Jointed cruck recorded.

Department of Environment, 1986, Down St Mary, 98-99 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV345932.

Bartonbury farmhouse. Mid late c16 with c17 improvements and extensions. Plastered cob on rubble footings; stone rubble stacks with ashlar chimney shafts, one enlarged with c20 brick; corrugated asbestos roof (formerly thatch) and slate to outshot. Farmhouse facing north with unusual plan. Two storeys. Four window front to main house comprising a variety of mid-late c16, c17 and c20 windows. Rebuilt outshot. Well preserved interior. Fireplace includs inserted c19 brick oven. Roof structural features. See doe list for full details

Ordnance Survey, 2022, Mastermap 2022 (Cartographic). SDV364674.

Bartonbury marked.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV342504Report - non-specific: Alcock, N. W.. 1981. Cruck Construction: An Introduction and Catalogue. Council for British Archaeology Research Report. 42. Photocopy. 110.
SDV345932List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1986. Down St Mary. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 98-99.
SDV364674Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2022. Mastermap 2022. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #139487 ]
SDV55837Record Office Collection: Everett, W.. 1956. Bartonbury. 3116 Z/10. 3116 Z/10. Unknown.
SDV58276List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1959. Crediton RD. Historic Houses Register. Unknown. 16.

Associated Monuments

MDV64097Parent of: Bee boles at Bartonbury, Down St. Mary (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 25 2022 10:10AM