History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Old Venn

A Grade II Listed Building in Bridford, Devon

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


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

Find accommodation in

Listing Text

SX 88 NW
2/57 Old Venn
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

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

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.