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Hitts Farmhouse Including Barn Adjoining to North East

A Grade II Listed Building in Whimple, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7681 / 50°46'5"N

Longitude: -3.3458 / 3°20'44"W

OS Eastings: 305191

OS Northings: 97360

OS Grid: SY051973

Mapcode National: GBR P5.TVCH

Mapcode Global: FRA 37W1.VRY

Entry Name: Hitts Farmhouse Including Barn Adjoining to North East

Listing Date: 24 October 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1098115

English Heritage Legacy ID: 86957

Location: Whimple, East Devon, Devon, EX5

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Whimple

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Whimple St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


6/202 Hitts Farmhouse including barn
- adjoining to north-east

- II

Farmhouse. Probably C16 and C17, some C18 and C19 modernisation. Plastered cob
on stone rubble footings; stone or cob stacks topped with C19 and C20 brick; thatch
roof, replaced with corrugated iron over the barn.
Plan: apparently a 4-room-and-through-passage plan house facing south-east. The
room at the right (north-east) end alongside the barn is the lower end room with
a rear lateral stack. The other side of the passage is the former hall with a
lateral stack backing onto the passage. Next to it is an inner room with an axial
stack backing on to a small diary at the left (south-west) end. Since no internal
inspection was available at the time of this survey it is not possible to identify
details of the plan or even room function. For instance was the lower end room
a parlour or a kitchen? Nor is it possible to determine the historic development
of the house although it seems likley that it began in the C16 as some kind of
open hall house, maybe heated by an open hearth fire. Farmhouse is 2 storeys with
C19 lean-to outshots to rear.
Exterior: irregular 5-window front of mostly C18 or C19 casements containing
rectangular panes of leaded glass although some have been reglazed with glazing
bars, and one is a C20 replacement without glazing bars. There are 2 front
doorways. The passage front doorway is right of centre and it contains a C20 plank
door. Further left a doorway has been inserted into the former hall and it contains
a C20 panelled door. The roof is half-hipped to left and to right carries on over
the barn.
Interior: was not available for inspection at the time of this survey. However
it appears to have had little modernisation in the C20 and much C16 and C17
carpentry (and maybe other) detail is suspected. an internal inspection should
be undertaken before any alterations lest C16 and C17 features be disturbed.

Listing NGR: SY0519197360

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