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HER Number:MDV52223
Name:Place Barton House, Buckland Abbey


Place Barton House to the north-east of Buckland Abbey was originally a farmhouse built in the mid 19th century


Grid Reference:SX 488 668
Map Sheet:SX46NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBuckland Monachorum
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKLAND MONACHORUM

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX46NE/558
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 92646
  • Tide Project: 10/07/2020

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (Built, XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Shown as 'Place Barton' on 19th century map.

Stoyle, M. J., 1993, A List of Civil War Fortifications at Plymouth, 9 (Report - non-specific). SDV336620.

Place House was a Royalist garrison during the Civil War and abandoned in 1645 (citing BL/Journal of John Syms/F.99.)

Dick, A. M., 1994, Untitled Source (Personal Comment). SDV346355.

Syms located the Royalist garrison to the west at SX48706685.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 1998, Buckland Abbey (Schedule Document). SDV344044.

Place Barton House is within the Scheduled area of Buckland Abbey but is excluded from the scheduling although the ground beneath is included. Other details: Monument 24846.

English Heritage, 2011, Historic Houses Register (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV346128.

Place Barton House was Listed on 26th January 1987. It was originally a farmhouse built in the mid 19th century with stone rubble walls and a hipped slate roof. Rendered brick stack at left-hand end and axial stack to main block ; similar end stack to right-hand wing. Double depth plan of front block with parallel rear wings of equal size. At front is large heated room to left with stairhall to its right and smaller heated room beyond. At the rear of this block is a large heated room to the right. Probably service rooms to its left and in rear wings. Two storeys with cellar. Almost symmetrical 3-window front of original small paned 3-light casements with stone arches above. Central bay breaks forward slightly with porch supported at front on wooden pillars which has deep moulded cornice and hipped roof. Two parallel wings run back from either side each projects outwards slightly from the main block and also preserves the original windows. At the rear a wall joins the two wings with a central doorway forming a small courtyard which has had lean-tos built onto the house walls. Interior not inspected but believed to contain original features such as staircase and fireplaces. This building has a very unaltered exterior and appears to preserve much of its original plan form. Other details: LBS Number 92646.

Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336620Report - non-specific: Stoyle, M. J.. 1993. A List of Civil War Fortifications at Plymouth. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 93.82. A4 Stapled. 9.
SDV344044Schedule Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 1998. Buckland Abbey. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
SDV346128List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: English Heritage. 2011. Historic Houses Register. Historic Houses Register. Website.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #94259 ]
SDV346355Personal Comment: Dick, A. M.. 1994.

Associated Monuments

MDV5451Related to: Buckland Abbey (Monument)
MDV21352Related to: Earthworks east of Place Barton House, Buckland Abbey (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 10 2020 1:05PM