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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
Entry Name: Old Farmhouse Approximately 30 Metres South East of Hill Farmhouse
Listing Date: 27 January 1989
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1097998
English Heritage Legacy ID: 87181
Location: Sheldon, East Devon, Devon, EX14
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
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
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