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HER Number:MDV32838
Name:Barn at Westacott, Landkey


Barn probably added to Westacott House in the late 17th century. Stone fronted with wide threshing doors with opposing doors to rear. Rear wall of cob. Slate roof.


Grid Reference:SS 585 328
Map Sheet:SS53SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishLandkey
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLANDKEY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS53SE/341/1
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • THRESHING BARN (XVII - 1601 AD to 1700 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 18/03/1986, Landkey, 81 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV336561.

Barn probably added to house in the late 17th century. Barn is stone-fronted, cob to rear. Slated canopy with projecting piers to full height each side of wie threshing door of 2 leaves with opposing doors to rear.

Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

English Heritage, 2013, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV350785.

Westacott House and barn attached. Farmhouse with barn attached. House probably C16 remodelled in late C17 when the barn was added. House extended in late C18/early C19. Colour painted rendered stone and cob. Slate roofs, hipped at left end, roof level raised towards right end. Barn is stone-fronted, cob to rear. Slate roof with gable end. Overall L- shaped plan with barn extending at right angles to front right side of farmhouse. Farmhouse originally 3-cell plan, with hall and upper end heated by rear lateral stacks both with brick shafts. Ridge stack with brick shaft formerly at lower gable end now enclosed by C18/C19 extensions with further brick stack at left end and small 2-storied extension to rear of this addition. House has 2-storeys, 5- window range. C20 fenestration. Barn has slated canopy with projecting piers to full height each side of wide threshing door of 2 leaves. with opposing doors to rear. Double plank doors to right. Buttress to full height at right end. Plank door to left end near the angle of the farmhouse with ovolo mullion timber window of 2-lights to right. 3-light C19 window above. 2-light chamfered timber mullion window to rear. Interior: ovolo moulded timber lintel to chimneypiece at upper end of farmhouse, formerly with plasterwork overmantel said to have been the Acland Crest and dated 1690. 3 raised cruck trusses survive over hall and lower end, 1 with cranked collar tenoned into soffit mortices to principals. No sign of smoke-blackening. 2 tiers of threaded purlins and diagonally set ridge purlin. Straight principals to 2 trusses over right hand end, with superimposed C17 roof structure above these of 2 trusses with lap-jointed collars.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336561List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 18/03/1986. Landkey. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 81.
SDV350785National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2013. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #87602 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV32837Related to: Westacott House, Landkey (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 28 2013 3:03PM