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Glebe Farmhouse Including Front Garden Walls

A Grade II Listed Building in Payhembury, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8016 / 50°48'5"N

Longitude: -3.2932 / 3°17'35"W

OS Eastings: 308965

OS Northings: 101018

OS Grid: ST089010

Mapcode National: GBR LS.YTRH

Mapcode Global: FRA 36ZZ.BTP

Entry Name: Glebe Farmhouse Including Front Garden Walls

Listing Date: 24 October 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1098150

English Heritage Legacy ID: 86838

Location: Payhembury, East Devon, Devon, EX14

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Payhembury

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Payhembury St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

ST 00 SE
3/81 Glebe Farmhouse including front
- garden walls
- II

Farmhouse. Late C17 - early C18, renovated in the mid - late C19. Plastered brick,
the north-west end is exposed and is built of Flemish bond local handmade red brick
with decorative use of burnt headers; brick stacks with plastered chimneyshafts; red
tile roof, originally thatch.
Plan and development: the main block faces south-west. It is built on a terrace
with the farmyard at a lower level at the left (north-west) end. The main block has
a 3-room-and-through-passage plan. The room functions have changed somewhat. The
passage separates right (south-east) end room with a gable-end stack was probably
the original kitchen. The smaller unheated room next to was probably the buttery or
dairy. The the service room from the former parlour at the left end and the parlour
has a gable-end stack. Access to the parlour is not directly from the passage; a
short corridor leads from the rear of the passage along the back wall with a doorway
to front into the parlour and an arch through the rear wall to the original main
stair in a turret which projects to rear. In the mid - late C19 a new kitchen block
was built behind the parlour. Then the original parlour became a dining room and
the original kitchen a parlour. Also a new main stair was built in a new stair
block projecting to rear of the new parlour. 2 storeys with a cellar.
Exterior: regular but not symmetrical front C20 easements without glazing bars.
The passage front doorway is right of centre and it contains a C19 6-panel door
behind a C20 gabled porch. The roof is gable-ended. The left (north-west) end
shows original brick and drops down to the farmyard. Thus at the bottom is the
cellar doorway, a plain plank door in a round-headed arch flanked by unglazed
windows of indeterminate date. Above a single ground and first floor window, both
under ellipitcal brick arches; the former contains an original oak window with
chamfered mullions. The rear stair turret also has an original oak window but this
has a flat-faced mullion and contains rectangular panes of leaded glass.
Interior: is largely the result of C19 and C20 modernisations but enough original
carpentry and joinery survives to suggest that the modernisations were superficial.
The passage contains a short length of original fielded panelling in 2 heights.
There is an original round-headed arch to the original open-well stair; closed
string, square newel posts, moulded flat handrail and turned balusters. The former
parlour has a moulded cornice and there is some other joinery detail around the
house. The former kitchen has plain-chamfered crossbeams but the fireplace here is
blocked. Roof not inspected but the bases of straight principals show, the
scantling large enough to suggest they are from original A-frame trusses. The small
cellar roof is a brick segmental vault.
The front garden is enclosed by a stone rubble wall of various dates. It projects
forward from the left end of the front and here revets the terrace. As it returns
across the front it includes a presumably C19 arch-headed doorway built of coursed
blocks of local stone ashlar and with projecting keystone and alternate voussoirs.

Listing NGR: ST0896501018

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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