History in Structure

Old Farmhouse Approximately 30 Metres South East of Hill Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Sheldon, 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: 50.8626 / 50°51'45"N

Longitude: -3.2628 / 3°15'46"W

OS Eastings: 311220

OS Northings: 107765

OS Grid: ST112077

Mapcode National: GBR LT.TWSB

Mapcode Global: FRA 461T.JNB

Plus Code: 9C2RVP7P+2V

Entry Name: Old Farmhouse Approximately 30 Metres South East of Hill Farmhouse

Listing Date: 27 January 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1097998

English Heritage Legacy ID: 87181

ID on this website: 101097998

Location: East Devon, EX14

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Sheldon

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Sheldon St James the Greater

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

Tagged with: Farmhouse

Find accommodation in


ST 10 NW

3/180 Old Farmhouse approximately 30
- metres south-east of Hill Farmhouse


Disused farmhouse. Early - mid C16 with major later C16 and C17 improvements,
modernised in the late C19, disused in the C20 and parts have been adapted for
agricultural use. Plastered local stone rubble; stone rubble stacks topped with C19
brick; corrugated iron roof, some old thatch beneath.
Plan and development: Small 3-room-and through-passage plan house facing north-west
and built down a gentle hillslope. Uphill at the left (north-west) end is an inner
room parlour with a gable end stack. Next is the hall which has an axial stack
backing onto the passage. The lower end has been much rebuilt in the C20; it is now
a garage workshop and open-fronted. The house was built in the C16 as an open hall
house maybe heated by an open hearth fire. The hall was floored over in the early -
mid C17. 2 storeys.
Exterior: The workshop section is open-fronted and much rebuilt, and secondary
outshots hide the hall and inner room section. The passage front doorway is right of
centre and contains a late C19-early C20 plank door. The passage rear doorway has an
original oak doorframe missing one side of a shoulder-headed arch. This side has
open window embrasures some containing the remains of C19 casement windows. Roof is
gable-ended and steps down by the hall stack.
Interior is dilapidated. The lower end has been much rebuilt in the C20. The rest
shows mostly the result of a late C19 modernization. In the inner room the crossbeam
is plastered over and the fireplace blocked by a C19 grate. However the hall has a
large stone rubble fireplace with a chamfered oak lintel, and the crossbeam is
chamfered with scroll stops. The roof is carried on side-pegged jointed cruck
trusses from the passage to the inner room end. The limited access to the roofspace
showed arguable evidence of smoke-blackening from an open hearth fireplace.
Unmodernized but dilapidated farmhouse.

Listing NGR: ST1122007765

External Links

External links are from the relevant listing authority and, where applicable, Wikidata. Wikidata IDs may be related buildings as well as this specific building. If you want to add or update a link, you will need to do so by editing the Wikidata entry.

Recommended Books

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.