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Gulliford Farmhouse, Including Front Garden Area Wall

A Grade II Listed Building in Mamhead, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6075 / 50°36'26"N

Longitude: -3.4887 / 3°29'19"W

OS Eastings: 294755

OS Northings: 79697

OS Grid: SX947796

Mapcode National: GBR P2.3RC5

Mapcode Global: FRA 37LG.DPH

Plus Code: 9C2RJG46+XG

Entry Name: Gulliford Farmhouse, Including Front Garden Area Wall

Listing Date: 2 December 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1097652

English Heritage Legacy ID: 85953

Location: Mamhead, Teignbridge, Devon, EX6

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Mamhead

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Kenton All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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8/305 Gulliford Farmhouse, including
front garden area wall


Former farmhouse and garden wall to the garden immediately in front. Late medieval
origins, probably remodelled in the mid C17, substantial reconstruction after a fire
in 1985. Rendered cob and stone rubble ; thatched roof, hipped at ends ; unrendered
stone rubble front lateral stack with set-offs and a bread oven, left end stack, rear
right lateral stack.
Plan: Overall L plan : a 3 room and and cross passage main range, lower end to the
left, the inner room extended into a former agricultural building, rear right wing at
right angles to the main range. The origins of the house are a late medieval open
hall house, one medieval smoke-blackened truss surviving at the left end. Evidence
found during renovation work suggested that the lower end room was originally shorter
than at present : it may have functioned as the C17 kitchen before being extended,
the present stack is probably late C18 or early C19. The mid C17 remodelling is high
quality with good carpentry detail to the hall and a C17 lintel to the inner room
parlour. The date of the rear wing is uncertain, it may be a converted farmbuilding.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 5 window front with a higher roofline to the left,
the eaves thatch eyebrowed over the 3 right hand windows. C20 timber front door to
former cross passage to left of centre ; 1- and 2-light C20 timber casement windows
with glazing bars. The rear. elevation retains a C17 2-light mullioned window with
chamfered mullions to a projection off the hall. A flint garden wall in front of the
house with grey limestone coping is ramped at the left end.
Interior: The C17 hall has a chamfered stopped crossbeam with exposed scratch-moulded
joists, an open fireplace with a chamfered lintel with elongated stops and a C17
doorframe with stops to the former cross passage, A C20 stair has been introduced at
the rear of the passage. The lower end room has a probably late C18 or C19 brick
fireplace designed to take a chimney-piece. The inner room fireplace has an ovolo-
moulded lintel and probably rebuilt brick jambs. Most of the crossbeams in this room
are replacements, but one, chamfered with step stops, is probably original with a set
of original exposed joists and a second crossbeam is also c17 but probably resited.
Roof: One late medieval smoke-blackened side-pegged jointed cruck truss survives,
originally with diagonally-set ridge, the collar mortised into the principal rafters.
The truss has been boarded-in above the collar.

Listing NGR: SX9475579697

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