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Latitude: 50.5077 / 50°30'27"N
Longitude: -3.6131 / 3°36'47"W
OS Eastings: 285709
OS Northings: 68788
OS Grid: SX857687
Mapcode National: GBR QR.7FDC
Mapcode Global: FRA 37BQ.67C
Entry Name: Town Farmhouse
Listing Date: 23 August 1955
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1097317
English Heritage Legacy ID: 84726
Location: Abbotskerswell, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ12
Civil Parish: Abbotskerswell
Built-Up Area: Abbotskerswell
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Abbotskerswell The Blessed Virgin Mary
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SX 86 NE ABBOTSKERSWELL MAIN STREET
3/22 Town Farmhouse
Farmhouse, now house, formerly 2 cottages. C16 with probably C18 rear wing, C20
extension. Rendered rubble walls exposed at side. Hipped thatched roof. Large
slightly projecting rendered rubble rear lateral stack, similar stack at left gable
end, brick stack to right hand gable end.
Originally 3 room and through-passage plan lower end to the right, with screens
passage and rear lateral fireplace to hall. Gable end fireplace to lower room.
Inner room possibly unheated originally. Unheated rear wing added behind inner room
probably in C18. Was apparently coverted into 3 cottages in C19, then became 2, at
present under 1 ownership but one end is self-contained. Passage has been removed.
Probably C20 outshut at rear of hall.
2 storeys. Asymmetrical 5 window front of C20 2-light casements with glazing bars.
2 C20 glazed doors, one towards left end and one to right of centre to former
passage under rustic thatch porch. At rear is wing to right and outshut to its
Interior: Plain wooden lintel to lower end fireplace, probably C18. C16 plank and
muntin screen survives between lower room and former passage, partially concealed.
It has chamfered head beam and muntins with mason's mitres and diagonal cut stops.
Doorway is chamfered with depressed 4-centred head. Hall fireplace has chamfered
wood lintel partially filled in underneath obscuring stops. Chamfered cross beam
with hollow step stops, a few similarly decorated joists survive. Roof space not
inspected but according to owner contains rough straight principals with lapped and
pegged collars, probably C18/C19.
This house occupies a prominent position in the village centre to which its
traditional facade makes an important contribution; the surviving early features
inside suggest it was built as a good quality farmhouse.
Listing NGR: SX8570968788
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