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Latitude: 50.6418 / 50°38'30"N
Longitude: -3.6476 / 3°38'51"W
OS Eastings: 283596
OS Northings: 83748
OS Grid: SX835837
Mapcode National: GBR QN.KYB0
Mapcode Global: FRA 377C.YJZ
Entry Name: Reed Farmhouse
Listing Date: 9 March 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1097799
English Heritage Legacy ID: 85601
Location: Christow, Teignbridge, Devon, EX6
Civil Parish: Christow
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Christow St James
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SX 88 SW
5/82 Reed Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Late medieval with very thorough 1973-4 alterations and partial
rebuilding. Whitewashed rendered cob on stone rubble footings, granite entrance
porch slate roof, gabled at ends ; right end stack and axial stack,
Plan: Very altered. A 1973 report Dr N. Alcock prior to renovations indicates a hall
to the left (stack backing on to passage), with a very long lower right end,
subsequently divided between service rooms and a barn and a separate cottage at the
right end ; 1 room plan rear wing off hall, rear right outshuts. The origins of the
house are a late medieval open hall, probably floored in the C17, the suggested date
of the rear left wing. The hall stack may have been inserted before the hall was
floored (Laithwaite). The lower end (including the cottage) has been repartitioned
and modernized but the hall and passage survive at the left end and smoke-blackened
jointed crucks (not seen at time of survey, 1987) are said to survive.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 5 window front. C20 porch to through passage to
left of centre with fine 2-centred chamfered inner doorframe. 1-, 2- and 3-light C20
timber casements with glazing bars.
Interior: Not thoroughly inspected at time of survey. The roughly dressed granite
back of the hall stack is exposed in the passage, the remainder of the partition made
up with a plank and muntin screen with doorframe. On the right side a chamfered
doorframe leads into the former lower end and a recess marks a former stair leading
to what was the loft over the lower end. The hall has a chamfered stopped crossbeam
and open fireplace with a timber lintel relieving arch and C19 bread oven. Lower end
modernized : rear wing, first floor and roofspace not inspected but may retain
features of interest. A smoke-blackened jointed cruck is said to survive over the
hall, a similar clean truss over the lower end.
A survey record of the house by Dr N. Alcock, prior to renovations is deposited in
the NMR. The report includes ground plan, elevation and photograph and illustrates
shouldered head doors to the rear of the passage and into the lower end. A plank and
muntin screen is also mentioned : these features not seen at time of survey but may
survive if not in situ.
An important medieval house with an unusual plan form wih no inner room and a semi-
domestic, semi-agricultural lower end.
Listing NGR: SX8359683748
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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