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Outer Marsh Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Clyst Hydon, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8043 / 50°48'15"N

Longitude: -3.3529 / 3°21'10"W

OS Eastings: 304763

OS Northings: 101398

OS Grid: ST047013

Mapcode National: GBR LP.YQDG

Mapcode Global: FRA 36VZ.5KX

Plus Code: 9C2RRJ3W+PR

Entry Name: Outer Marsh Farmhouse

Listing Date: 11 January 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1098160

English Heritage Legacy ID: 86764

ID on this website: 101098160

Location: East Devon, EX15

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Clyst Hydon

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Clyst Hydon St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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2/5 Outer Marsh Farmhouse
- II

Farmhouse. Early-mid C16 with major later C16-early C17 improvements, refurbished
in the late C19-early C20 and modernised circa 1970. Plastered cob on stone rubble
footings; brick and stone rubble stacks topped with C19 and C20 brick; thatch roof,
now (1987) under tarpaulins.
Plan and development: U-plan farmhouse facing east. The main block has a 3-room-
and-through-passage plan. At the right (north) end is a small unheated inner room,
probably a dairy or buttery. Next to it is the hall with a rear lateral stack. At
the left end is a lower end parlour. In fact the parlour projects a little to rear.
It is the front room of a crosswing. It has an axial stack backing onto a service
room at the back end. A kitchen block projects at right angles to rear of the right
end and it overlaps behind the hall. Its stack backs onto the hall stack.
The front block is the historic core of the house. The original roof over the hall
and inner room shows that the original house was open to the roof, divided by low
partitions and was heated by an open hearth fire. The subsequent development of
this part is difficult to determine since most of the structural evidence is hidden.
The lower end was rebuilt as the parlour crosswing in the mid C17. The hall was
floored about the same time or a little later. The kitchen wing might also be C17
but the fireplace looks C19. The hall fireplace was rebuilt at the same time.
House is 2 storeys.
Exterior: the windows around the house are all C20 and most have glazing bars. The
front is buttressed and has an irregular 3-window front. The passage front doorway
is left of centre behind a late C19-cearly C20 plank door and contemporary porch.
The roof is half-hipped to right and hipped to left.
Interior shows largely the result of C19 and C20 modernisation. For instance no
carpentry detail is exposed in the dairy/buttery, kitchen or parlour service room.
Also the hall fireplace is rebuilt with brick. The chamfered axial crossbeam though
is probably C17. The parlour crossbeam is ogee-moulded with bar scroll stops. The
fireplace lintel has a similar finish but the fireplace is lined with C20 brick.
The roofs of the main block and parlour crosswing are both carried on side-pegged
jointed cruck trusses but they are not contemporary. The main block roof over the
hall and inner room is smoke-blackened from the original open hearth. The parlour
crosswing roof was built in the C17.

Listing NGR: ST0476301398

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