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HER Number:MDV82608
Name:Barber's Farmhouse, Luppitt


A 16th century and 17th century farmhouse with some 19th century and 20th century modernisations.


Grid Reference:ST 178 050
Map Sheet:ST10NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishLuppitt
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLUPPITT

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (XVI to XX - 1550 AD to 1970 AD (Between))

Full description

Clements, H. A., 1994, Survey of Farmsteads in the Devon Part of the Blackdown Hills, Plan (Report - Survey). SDV344050.

16th/17th century farmhouse with adjoining barn.

Devon and Somerset County Councils, 2000-2002, Historic Farmsteads Database, BH032H (Machine readable data file). SDV349681.

A long, north facing building of local stone rubble, with some cob, under a slate roof, which was formerly thatch. It is gable-ended to the left, and to the right the roof runs continuously over the adjoining stable. Cob, rubble stone walls. Slate roof. Please note that the photograph referenced (BH032004) is incorrect and is in fact (BH032005).

Thorp, J., 2002, Barber's Farm, BH032005 (Ground Photograph). SDV351184.

Rook, P., 2013, Barber's Farm, BB0246 (Ground Photograph). SDV351183.

Rook, P., 2013, Built on Earth, 4 (Report - non-specific). SDV350997.

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

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

Barbers Farmhouse including stable-block adjoining to west.

16th century and 17th century with some 19th century and 20th century modernisations; the stable is late 17th century - early 18th century. Local stone and flint rubble with sections of cob; the farmhouse is cement-rendered; stone rubble stacks topped with 20th century brick; slate roof to the house, corrugated iron roof to the stable block, both were formerly thatch. Plan: 3-room-and-through-passage plan farmhouse facing north. The left (east) room is an unheated inner room, probably a dairy or buttery originally. Next to it is the hall with an axial stack backing onto the passage. At the right end is the service end kitchen with a gable-end stack backing onto the adjoining stable. Since no internal inspection was available at the time of this survey it is not possible to determine the early structural history of the house. Nevertheless it seems likely that it began as some form of open hall house. The stable block was added on the right (west) end on the same axis as the house in the late 17th century - early 18th century. The house is 2 storeys. Exterior: irregular 3-window front of late 19th century and 20th century casements, the latest without glazing bars. The passage front doorway is right of centre and contains a part-glazed door. The house roof is gable-ended to left and to right it runs continuously over the adjoining stable. The stable has been somewhat altered. It now has one window to the ground floor and another to the hayloft. Both are 17th century and probably reused from the house. The ground floor window is at the left end and is oak, 2 lights with chamfered mullions. The hayloft window is at the right end and is probably blocking a hayloft loading hatch; it is 4 lights with ovolo-moulded mullions. Blockings on the ground floor show that there were originally 2 stable doorways, each with a window to left. The roof continues from the farmhouse roof and is hipped at the right end over a garage/cartshed doorway that end. Interior: the farmhouse was not available for inspection at the time of this survey. However the farmer reports that there are exposed beams inside, that the fireplaces are blocked and that he removed jointed cruck trusses from the roof. In the barn the hayloft is carried on a series of roughly-finished crossbeams and the roof includes A-frame trusses with replacement lap-jointed collars. Barbers Farmhouse is one of a group of listed buildings which make up the attractive hamlet of Beacon.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV344050Report - Survey: Clements, H. A.. 1994. Survey of Farmsteads in the Devon Part of the Blackdown Hills. A4 Comb Bound + Digital. Plan.
SDV349681Machine readable data file: Devon and Somerset County Councils. 2000-2002. Historic Farmsteads Database. BH032H.
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: #108281 ]
SDV350997Report - non-specific: Rook, P.. 2013. Built on Earth. Rook Photo. A3 Grip Bound + Digital. 4.
SDV351183Ground Photograph: Rook, P.. 2013. Barber's Farm. Built on Earth. Photograph (Digital). BB0246.
SDV351184Ground Photograph: Thorp, J.. 2002. Barber's Farm. Blackdown Hills Historic Farmstead Survey. Digital. BH032005.

Associated Monuments

MDV80228Part of: Barber's Farm, Luppitt (Monument)
MDV103860Related to: Cattle Shed at Barber's Farm, Luppitt (Building)
MDV103821Related to: South Cattle Shed, Barber's Farm, Luppitt (Building)
MDV103857Related to: Stable at Barber's Farm, Luppitt (Building)
MDV103820Related to: West Cattle Shed, Barber's Farm, Luppitt (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4655 - Survey of Farmsteads in the Blackdown Hills

Date Last Edited:Apr 16 2015 12:23PM