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East Downe Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Denbury and Torbryan, Devon

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Latitude: 50.5212 / 50°31'16"N

Longitude: -3.703 / 3°42'10"W

OS Eastings: 279370

OS Northings: 70435

OS Grid: SX793704

Mapcode National: GBR QL.FNBZ

Mapcode Global: FRA 374P.75X

Plus Code: 9C2RG7CW+FQ

Entry Name: East Downe Farmhouse

Listing Date: 15 October 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1096705

English Heritage Legacy ID: 84303

Location: Denbury and Torbryan, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ12

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Denbury and Torbryan

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Ashburton St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Farmhouse. Early C19; datestone in back wall inscribed TM 1826. Rubble stone
with ashlar dressings of local 'marble'. Roofed in two parallel spans, both slated
and with stone-coped gables. Brick chimney-stack in each gable. Double-depth plan
with front and back stairs in centre and two rooms at either side; left-hand rear
room in ground storey formerly the dairy, right-hand rear room the kitchen.
Original lean-to storehouse on right-hand side. Two storeys, with single-storey
lean-to symmetrical front three widely-spaced windows wide. Windows have flat
heads; voussoirs and jambs of 'marble'. All have eight-pane barred timber sashes
without horns, that in centre 6 panes per sash. Central doorway with slightly
projecting, rendered, surround; round-headed, mould architrave decorated with
vermiculated blocks. Six-panelled door with two lowest panels flush, deeply
recessed with panelled reveals. At each side a decorative wing wall with swept
parapet and containing a blind window. Right-hand wall masks the original lean-to.
In left-hand gable wall, in ground storey, a re-used C15 or early C16 wood window
of two chamfered lights with four-centred heads. Interior: Wood staircase with
this square-section balusters. Two simple early C19 marble chimneypieces. Some of
the window-shutters at the back have ovolo-moulded panels. A farmhouse of some
architectural pretensions and of a quality rare in this locality.

Listing NGR: SX7937070435

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