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Latitude: 50.6336 / 50°38'1"N
Longitude: -3.6004 / 3°36'1"W
OS Eastings: 286916
OS Northings: 82772
OS Grid: SX869827
Mapcode National: GBR QQ.ZJN5
Mapcode Global: FRA 37BD.K4R
Entry Name: Lower Bramble Farmhouse
Listing Date: 11 November 1952
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1097853
English Heritage Legacy ID: 85528
Location: Ashton, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ13
Civil Parish: Ashton
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Ashton St John the Baptist
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SX 88 SE
6/7 Lower Bramble Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Circa early C16 origins, remodelled in the C17, the left end rebuilt or
extended, probably in the C18. Stone rubble ; slate roof, gabled at right end,
hipped to front of left hand crosswing ; axial stack to left of centre, front lateral
projecting stack to right of centre.
Plan: A high quality house with an unusual plan form, originally an open hall house,
lower end to the right, with a grand arched brace roof to the hall. The lower end
was floored prior to the hall and jetties into it over the through passage ; the hall
stack is unusually positioned on the higher end wall opposite the passage and the
hall may have been floored late in the C17. The lower end may have been rebuilt in
the C17 and is now divided into 2 rooms, the front room a parlour. A newel stair in
an outshut adjacent to the 2 storey porch rises from the hall. The position of the
kitchen in the C17 is not clear. A crosswing was added at the left end, probably in
the C18, giving one large unheated room at the higher left end. The hall has been
reduced in size by the introduction of an axial passage at the back between the
through passage and left end crosswing.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Handsome asymmetrical 3 window front elevation with a good set
of C19 or C20 timber casements with small panes, hipped end of the crosswing to the
left, 2-storey porch to through passage with hipped roof, approximately central to
the rest of the range with a stair outshut against the left return. Moulded, rounded
granite doorframe to porch below C19 2-light casement.
Interior: Pitched stone floor to porch ; timber moulded square-headed inner doorway
with C20 door, old plank and stud front door moved to rear of passage ; moulded half
beam to right of passage, section of plank and muntin screen between hall and
passage. The hall has a moulded jetty beam but a plain beam supports the inserted
floor ; blocked fireplace with modern chimneypiece, concealing a larger fireplace.
Good C17 doorframe and door to stair outshut, the frame elaborately-moulded with
elaborately-moulded stops : octagonal newel post to stair and 2 similar first floor
doorframes to lobby at top of stairs. The front room at the lower end has a
fireplace with granite lintel hollow-chamfered jambs and a relieving arch. The room
over the hall has a plastered canted ceiling showing parts of a high quality arched
brace roof with chamfered braces. The feet of the trusses over the lower end have
boxed in principal rafters. Apex of roof not accessible at time of survey, (1987).
A high quality house with an interesting plan form.
Listing NGR: SX8691682772
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