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Old Venn

A Grade II Listed Building in Bridford, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.6706 / 50°40'14"N

Longitude: -3.6531 / 3°39'11"W

OS Eastings: 283275

OS Northings: 86966

OS Grid: SX832869

Mapcode National: GBR QN.J33Y

Mapcode Global: FRA 3779.GMK

Entry Name: Old Venn

Listing Date: 9 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1097831

English Heritage Legacy ID: 85578

Location: Bridford, Teignbridge, Devon, EX6

County: Devon

District: Teignbridge

Civil Parish: Bridford

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Bridford St Thomas a Becket

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

BRIDFORD POUND LANE
SX 88 NW
2/57 Old Venn
GV II
Former farmhouse. Probably early C16 origins, remodelled in the late C16/early C17,
roof raised late C18. Whitewashed rendered cob and stone rubble; thatched roof,
half-hipped at left end, gabled at right end; end stacks and axial stack, all with
brick stafts; right gable end weatherboarded.
Plan: 3 room and through passage plan, lower end to the right, hall stack backing
on to passage, lower end and inner room stacks probably C19 or C20 additions.
Single-storey rear left addition, a former outbuilding converted to domestic use;
2-storey C20 rear centre lean-to; single storey rear right lean-to probably C19.
Internal detail indicates that the house originated as an open hall arrangement,
probably floored in the late C16/early C17. In the late C18 the roof was raised but
the ground floor plan remained intact. A late C20 stair has been introduced into
the passage.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4 window front with a C20 gabled porch on posts
to the front door to the through passage to right of centre. 2-, 3- and 4-light C20
timber casement windows with glazing bars except for C20 12-pane sash to left of
front door.
Interior: Wide through passage with massive rear door; exposed granite ashlar of
the hall chimney stack revealed in the hall with a hollow-chamfered cornice, a
typical feature of medieval houses in the region. The hall has a massive open
fireplace with hollow-chamfered granite jambs, a massive granite lintel, a
chamfered stopped crossbeam and C18 timber cupboard doors to a fitted wall
cupboard. Roughly chamfered crossbeam to inner room to the left, both inner and
lower end room fireplaces appear to be post C17 introductions.
Roof: X apex pegged main trusses with halved collars are probably C18 but the
rafters and battens are sooted and presumably re-used from the late medieval roof
of the open hall. The axial stack has a granite shaft in the roofspace (below the
exposed brick shaft) and the height of the earlier roofline was approximately 2 1/2
metres below the present ridge.
An evolved traditional house, group value with barn to the rear.


Listing NGR: SX8327586966

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