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HER Number:MDV31181
Name:Crackaway Barton, West Down


House of 17th century date with possibly earlier origins. Now two dwellings.


Grid Reference:SS 530 418
Map Sheet:SS54SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishWest Down
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWEST DOWN

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS54SW/45/1
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (Post Medieval to XVIII - 1540 AD to 1800 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 1985, West Down, 117 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV340802.

Crackaway Barton, East and West, small barton, now two dwellings. It is 17th century with possibly earlier origins, extended in 18th century (datestone 1732) and main range heightened in 19th century. Colourwashed rendered morte slates with slate roof with gable ends. Stacks. Single room deep, possibly 2-cell plan extended to 3 cells in 18th century. Two outshuts. Casements. Windows are 17th and 19th century.

Exeter Archaeology, 2005, Archaeological Assessment (Revised) of proposed Wind Farm at Fullabrook, North Devon, 7 (Report - Assessment). SDV340799.

Grade II. Small barton now two dewellings; at least 17th century. It is surrounded by 20th century farm buildings. Believed to have been one of three independent manors held by three thanes before the Conquest, although the name is not recorded before 1241. Other details: Site 7.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV340799Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2005. Archaeological Assessment (Revised) of proposed Wind Farm at Fullabrook, North Devon. Exeter Archaeology Report. 05.06. A4 Stapled + Digital. 7.
SDV340802List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1985. West Down. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 117.

Associated Monuments

MDV18677Related to: Crackaway Barton, West Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4404 - Archaeological Assessment (Revised) of Proposed Wind Farm at Fullabrook, North Devon

Date Last Edited:Sep 24 2008 3:29PM