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HER Number:MDV23806
Name:The Barn, Foxholes Hill, Exmouth


One of the seminal buildings of the Arts and Crafts movement both in its plan and for its use of varied local vernacular materials.


Grid Reference:SY 014 800
Map Sheet:SY08SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishExmouth
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLITTLEHAM

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 448697
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY08SW/164
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II*): 87477

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (XIX - 1897 AD to 1897 AD (Between))
  • HOTEL (XX - 1901 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

NMR CITING PROBERT, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV101844.

Vis=29/8/1989 (rchme) as above. A newly built accommodation block impinges on e side of main structure (nmr citing probert).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV101846.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV101847.

Service, a. /edwardian architecture and its origins/( )143-5.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV101848.

Fletcher, b. /a history of architecture/( )1166,1169.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV101849.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV101850.

Des=probert, s. A. J. /(29/8/1989)/rchme field investigation.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV101851.

Des=moore, k. J. /archaeological coastal survey of the east devon coast/(1999)/in smr.

MOORE, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV29092.

Now called the barn hotel (moore).

Department of Environment, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV328423.

The barn, foxholes hill.1897. E. S. Prior architect. One of the seminal buildings of the arts and crafts movement both in its plan and for its use of varied local vernacular materials. Coursed stone interspersed with random sections of cobbles of different sizes giving a richly textured appearance. Former thatched roof replaced by hipped slates after an early fire. The plan consists of 2 rectangular blocks set diagonally to each other. The entrance, in the angle, rises to a large wide slate hung gable jettied out in 2 stages, 3 storeys with symmetrically placed windows. Centre round arched door with lead panel and small venetian window above. The outer blocks of 2 storeys with irregular fenestration. All windows have mullions (and, in some cases transoms) and leaded lights. The outer blocks of the garden elevation terminate in gables on their inner ends. These are linked by centre gable. Below are 1st floor windows with mullions and transom. On the ground floor is a verandah roof supported on granite columns. From each outer block rises a massive round stone chimney, each with stone cap supported by large carved balls. Interior features said to include galleried hall and fireplace with oak mantel (doe).

Exeter Archaeology, 2003-2004, East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey, Site No. 2605 (Archive - Survey). SDV351568.

The Barn (and summerhouse), Foxholes Hill. Built 1897. Listed Grade II*.

Clark, J., 2013, The Barn Exmouth (Un-published). SDV356144.

Sea facing gardens to Arts and Crafts house, an early example of the butterfly plan that became popular around the turn of the century.

Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

Pink, F., 2014-2015, South Devon Coast Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey Desk-Based Assessment (Interpretation). SDV357736.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV101844Report - Survey: NMR CITING PROBERT.
SDV101846Migrated Record:
SDV101847Migrated Record:
SDV101848Migrated Record:
SDV101849Migrated Record:
SDV101850Migrated Record:
SDV101851Migrated Record:
SDV29092Migrated Record: MOORE.
SDV328423Migrated Record: Department of Environment.
SDV351568Archive - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2003-2004. East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey. East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey. Digital + Mixed Archive Material. Site No. 2605.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #84293 ]
SDV356144Un-published: Clark, J.. 2013. The Barn Exmouth. Devon Local Register of Parks and Gardens of Local Historic Interest. Digital.
SDV357736Interpretation: Pink, F.. 2014-2015. South Devon Coast Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey Desk-Based Assessment. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.
Linked documents:1

Associated Monuments

MDV105898Related to: Gardens at The Barn, Foxholes Hill,Exmouth (Park/Garden)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 21 2016 1:11PM