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Furze Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Chittlehampton, Devon

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Latitude: 51.0257 / 51°1'32"N

Longitude: -3.9332 / 3°55'59"W

OS Eastings: 264522

OS Northings: 126929

OS Grid: SS645269

Mapcode National: GBR KX.HMDK

Mapcode Global: FRA 26ND.MHY

Entry Name: Furze Farmhouse

Listing Date: 8 January 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1039169

English Heritage Legacy ID: 443231

Location: Chittlehampton, North Devon, Devon, EX37

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Chittlehampton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Chittlehampton with Umberleigh

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SS 62 NW

1/90 Furze Farmhouse

- II

Farmhouse, now used as stables. Probably early C16, remodelled in late C16 with C20
alterations. Rendered stone rubble and cob. Pantiled roof with gable ends. Axial
hall stack of stone rubble backing onto passage with tapered cap. Brick stack at
right end.
Plan consists of cross-passage at left end, hall to right with axial stack backing
onto passage with inner room at right end. Continuous outshut to rear. The roof
structure appears to have been replaced in C18 or C19, but was not fully accessible
at time of survey. The inner face of the left gable end wall (to the lower side of
the cross-passage) is smoke-blackened however and suggests the hall and passage were
originally open to the roof. Solid wall partition rises to apex of roof between
hall and inner room; the gable end stack heating the latter is a C19 insertion.
The hall window has also been built out as a 2-storey bay projection, probably in
C17. The continuous rear outshut containing a straight run staircase at the left
end is of thick cob wall construction possibly added in late C17 or C18. There is
no exposed evidence for a doorway from the passage to the lower end, a C19 barn
being attached at this end. _
2 storeys. 3-window range. Principally 2-light casements 6 panes per light. C19
doorway to cross-passage to left of bread-oven projection. Hall and inner room
ground floor windows enlarged to doorways.
Interior. Inner room floor removed but chamfered axial ceiling beam survives.
Hall principally stripped in C20 but retains open fireplace with bread oven. C16
elliptical arched timber doorway with chamfered surround between hall and inner
roof. Late C17/early C18 straight-headed doorway between hall and rear outshut.
Good C16 4-centred arched chamfered door surround to upper storey between hall and
former inner room chamber. C19 grates to inner room and former chamber over.
Chamfered door surround to doorway from hall to rear outshut.
Roof: There are no roof trusses, the purlins being entirely carried on the solid
wall partitions.

Listing NGR: SS6452226929

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