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Stone Barton Manor House

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;

In the civil parish of Chulmleigh.
In the historic county of Devonshire.
Modern Authority of Devon.
1974 county of Devon.
Medieval County of Devon.

OS Map Grid Reference: SS71391395
Latitude 50.91071° Longitude -3.83062°

Stone Barton Manor House has been described as a Fortified Manor House although is doubtful that it was such.

There are cropmark/slight earthwork remains.

This is a Grade 2 listed building protected by law*.


House, possibly late medieval in origin, remodelled in C17 and considerably altered in the late C19. Two storeyed, built of stone rubble with a slate roof. Originally a three-room and cross-passage plan, but much altered. Former cider house to right, converted in C20 to form part of the residence. Possibly on the site of, or incorporating part of, a medieval manor house. (PastScape)

Stone Barton supposed remains of manor house (OS) appears to be of 19th century construction but probably on same site as earlier house. Some of the farm outbuildings particularly the barn are 17th century. Manorial status accorded the site is presumably a continuation or possibly confusion with the nearby castle or fortified manor house site. Stone Barton appears in documentary evidence illustrating decreasing farm labour during the 19th century (Bromley). Stone is mentioned in various 13th and 14th century documents including the Testa de Nevill of 1243 (Reichel)). (Devon and Dartmoor HER)

Quite what the relationship between the two sites; Stone Barton Manor House and Stone Barton Ringwork is is unclear. Gatehouse suspects that this was one larger site in the middle ages which has been reduced in size since then. It seems likely that this manor house would have had some fortifications but to what extent is unknown.
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This record last updated 26/07/2017 09:21:52

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