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Home Humber and Garden Walls Adjoining the House

A Grade II Listed Building in Bishopsteignton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.5693 / 50°34'9"N

Longitude: -3.553 / 3°33'10"W

OS Eastings: 290114

OS Northings: 75547

OS Grid: SX901755

Mapcode National: GBR P0.G5Y9

Mapcode Global: FRA 37FK.KM8

Entry Name: Home Humber and Garden Walls Adjoining the House

Listing Date: 23 August 1955

Last Amended: 2 December 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1097763

English Heritage Legacy ID: 85719

Location: Bishopsteignton, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ14

County: Devon

District: Teignbridge

Civil Parish: Bishopsteignton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Ideford St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


8/56 Home Humberand garden walls
adjoining the house
23.8.55 (formerly listed as Home
Humber Farmhouse)


Former farmhouse. Late C17/early C18, possibly a remodelling of an earlier house or
re-using beams and roof-timbers from an earlier building. Whitewashed rendered stone
; slate roof, hipped at ends ; end stacks, the left end stack projecting with a large
lean-to, possibly an adaptation of a bread oven, rear axial stack to outshut.
Plan: Single depth main block, with 2 principal heated rooms, one on either side of a
wide entrance hall containing the stair ; kitchen in rear left outshut ; rear.right
late C20 extension providing a separate house, Little Humber. A compact symmetrical
plan of about 1700 although some interior details suggest that the core of the house
may be earlier.
Exterior: 2 storeys and attic. Symmetrical 3 bay front, the centre bay broken
forward and gabled to the front with an oculus in the gable with radiating glazing
bars. Steps up to panelled front door in the centre, flanked by pilasters and
surmounted by a fine shell hood supported on brackets with a cherub's head at the
base of the shell. Single light windows flank the door with C20 brick sills, windows
to outer bays 2-light C20 casements with small panes and brick sills. Short sections
of ramped garden walls adjoin the front of the house to left and right.
Interior: Good survival of interior features, including a complete set of very good
late C17/early C18 panelled doors on the first and ground floors of various different
designs. The bottom flight of stairs has a balustrade with moulded balusters and
handrail, an open string and a ball finial to the newel. Ground floor right has a
plastered-over crossbeam, C19 chimneypiece with good iron grate and an early C18
china cupboard on the rear wall. The left hand room has a chamfered step-stopped
crossbeam which may be C18 or early C17, but could be re-used ; mid C19 chimneypiece.
The kitchen, in the rear left outshut, has a large open fireplace with a segmental
arched iron lintel, smaller fireplace on rear wall with a flue into the same stack.
The second flight of the main stair is panelled round the stair well (the panelling
possibly re-sited), flight of stairs to attic storey which has plainer plank doors.
Roof: Massive pegged collar rafter trusses, formerly with lap dovetailed collars, the
principal rafters supported on vertical posts. The character of the trusses appears
to pre-date the late C17, they may be re-used timbers.
A high quality house with external and interior features.

Listing NGR: SX9011475547

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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