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HER Number:MDV40174
Name:Bishops Tawton, Hall, Barn


17th barn to the southwest of Hall house in Bishops Tawton


Grid Reference:SS 584 271
Map Sheet:SS52NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBishop's Tawton
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBISHOPS TAWTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS52NE/11/6
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Department of Environment, 1986, Bishop's Tawton, 27 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV80521.

Barn approx 25m southwest of Hall house in Bishops Tawton. Barn. 17th century. Dressed stone rubble brought to course. Slate roof with gable ends. T-shaped on plan, the base of the T forming a 2-storey porch. Main range has pair of buttresses to right of porch and single buttresses to left side outside reset timber mullion window with chamfered surround of 4-lights with pointed arched heads. Porch has opposing 17th century 4-plank doors to each side wall with timber chamfered mullion windows above of 3 lights close to eaves level. Porch front has single ogee-arched light window above wide cart entrance infilled and heavy jambs and lintel to 17th century square-headed doorway inserted with 17th century framed and ledged door with pilastered arch way design and fishscale motif in the spandrels, probably brought from 17th century stable block. Opposing wide cart entrance to rear with porch canopy supported by original joists with inserted buttressing pier to right side. Chamfered timber surround. Single buttresses with offsets to each side. Roof structure intact with 5 trusses of straight heavy principals (with lap-jointed pegged collars) and 3 tiers of threaded purlins and ridge purlin. Single 17th century truss to porch roof with lath and plaster partition between porch loft and barn with 17th century doorway with chamfered surround and original door at right end.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV80521List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1986. Bishop's Tawton. Historic Houses Register. Unknown. 27.

Associated Monuments

MDV40170Related to: Hall House, Bishop's Tawton (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 25 2006 4:21PM