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Latitude: 50.7914 / 50°47'29"N
Longitude: -3.3061 / 3°18'21"W
OS Eastings: 308035
OS Northings: 99905
OS Grid: SY080999
Mapcode National: GBR LR.ZJ83
Mapcode Global: FRA 37Y0.5SK
Entry Name: Talewater Farmhouse
Listing Date: 24 October 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1098113
English Heritage Legacy ID: 86951
Location: Talaton, East Devon, Devon, EX5
District: East Devon
Civil Parish: Talaton
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Talaton St James the Apostle
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SY 09 NE
6/195 Talewater Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Probably C16 origins with C17 improvements with some C19 modernisation.
Plastered cob on stone rubble footings; stone rubble or cob stacks topped with C19
and C20 brick; thatch roof.
Plan: 3-room-and-through-passage plan house facing south and built down a gentle
hillslope. Downhill at the right (east) end is the lower end kitchen with a
projecting end stack. In the centre is the hall with an axial stack backing onto
the passage. At the left (west) end is an inner room parlour with an end stack. A
second passage was introduced in the C19 across the upper end of the former hall.
Since no internal inspection was available at the time of this survey it was not
possible to determine the structural history of the house but it seems likely that
it began in the C16 as some form of open hall house, maybe heated by an open hearth
fire. The major modernisations took place in the later C16 and C17 and apparently
there have been only superficial modernisations since. The house is 2 storeys.
Exterior: irregular 4-window front. The central 2 first floor windows are C17 oak-
framed 3-light windows with chamfered mullions. The rest are C19 and C20 casements
with glazing bars. There are 2 front doorways. Both contain C20 doors. The
passage front doorway is the right one and it has a C20 hood. The roof is hipped to
right and half-hipped to left.
Interior: was not available for inspection at the time of this survey.
Nevertheless a great deal of C16 and C17 carpentry detail is suspected and therefore
an internal survey (including the roof) should be undertaken before any alterations
lest C16 and C17 features be disturbed.
Listing NGR: SY0803599905
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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