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Barnfield Crescent

Post Code: 
EX1 1RF
Statutory Designation: 

No 1 & 1A listed Grade II, 2-6 listed Grade II*.

District: 
Exeter
Parish: 
Exeter
Grid ref: 
SX 932 925
Type of site: 
Private early C19 communal garden
Description: 

Barnfield Crescent is a Georgian crescent garden. Barnfield Crescent was, like Southernhay West and Dix’s Field, a development by Matthew Nosworthy. It was planned in 1792 but in 1805 only five houses, Nos 2-6, were built. No 1 was added in a similar style in c.1840 by Dr Thomas Shapter, but it is of three storeys, not four like the rest of the crescent.  Sadly, the Georgian crescent was never completed, and Morwenstow, a large early C20 house looks rather incongruous. 

Barnfield Crescent.
Barnfield Crescent was not completed as planned
Conservation Area: 
Yes
Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty: 
No
Area of Great Landscape Value: 
No
Nature Conservation Zone: 
No
Coastal Preservation Area: 
No
National Park: 
No
Scheduled: 
No
Evidence: 
MapView plan, scale 1:2500 Getmapping aerial photograph 1:2500 Historic Maps c1880
References: 
Cherry & Pevsner: The Buildings of England – Devon, 1989: 431
Status: 
on Devon Gazetteer