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Latitude: 50.7944 / 50°47'39"N
Longitude: -3.3546 / 3°21'16"W
OS Eastings: 304624
OS Northings: 100303
OS Grid: ST046003
Mapcode National: GBR LP.Z9Z2
Mapcode Global: FRA 36VZ.YQ8
Entry Name: Broad Oak Farmhouse Including Stables Adjoining to West
Listing Date: 24 October 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1098162
English Heritage Legacy ID: 86767
Location: Clyst Hydon, East Devon, Devon, EX15
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
CLYST HYDON AUNK
ST 00 SW
2/7 Broad Oak Farmhouse including
- stables adjoining to west
Farmhouse. Mid C16 with major later C16, C17 and early C18 improvements, modernised
with a new parlour wing in the early or mid C19, modernised again in 1987.
Plastered cob on stone rubble footings; stone rubble and brick stacks with plastered
C19 brick chimneyshafts; slate roof.
Plan and development: the farmhouse has a long main block facing north and built
down a gentle hillslope. It has a 5-room plan. Uphill at the left (east) end is a
parlour with an end stack. Also there is a second parlour here in a 1-room plan
wing projecting forward and it is heated by an outer side lateral stack. There is
an axial passage between these 2 parlours. The next room in the main block is the
dining room and it has an axial stack backing onto the entrance hall which contains
the main stair. To right of the entrance hall is the kitchen with an axial stack
backing onto the unheated former dairy or buttery at the right (west) end.
This layout is the result of the early or mid C19 refurbishment of an earlier house.
Just enough of the original house survives to indicate that it had a 3-room-and-
through-passage plan. The service end room and passage is now occupied by the
dairy/buttery, (the passage front and back doorways are now blocked), the hall is
now the kitchen and the inner room has been converted to the present entrance hall.
The original full height jettied crosswall at the upper end of the hall (between
kitchen and entrance hall) suggests that the inner room was floored from the
beginning but the hall and maybe the service end was open to the roof and heated by
an open hearth fire. The hall fireplace was inserted in the late C16 -early C17 and
the former passage and service end was probably floored over at the same time. The
hall was floored in the early - mid C17. The present dining room is a mid C17
parlour extension and at this time the hall was relegated to a kitchen function.
The main block parlour may be a late C17 - early C18 extension but was thoroughly
modernised in the C19 when the second parlour was built. The house is 2 storeys.
Exterior: irregular 1:4-window front. The front end of the parlour wing contains a
C19 16-pane sashes and there are others on the inner side. The main block also
includes a couple of 16-pane sashes, one ground floor left and another first floor
right. The centre 2 first floor windows have been replaced with 4-pane sashes and
the left first floor window is blind. The ground floor right window is a C20
casement with glazing bars. The front doorway contains a C19 part-glazed 6-panel
door behind a contemporary flat-roofed porch on Tuscan columns and with a moulded
entablature. The eaves are carried on pairs of shaped brackets and the roof is
gable-ended to the main block and parlour wing. The rear wall has a 3-window front
of 12-pane sashes.
Interior: contains work from all the major building phases. The dairy/buttery (the
former service room and passage) has a plain chamfered crossbeam and there is a
lower passage partition but it is plastered over. The hall has a large fireplace;
it is partly blocked but its chamfered oak lintel shows. At the upper end the jetty
is supported by curving posts set in the side walls. The crossbeam is chamfered
with step stops. The former inner room now contains a C19 staircase. The dining
room (C17 parlour) fireplace is blocked by a C19 chimneypiece but the original
crossbeams are exposed; they are richly moulded with scroll stops. The main block
parlour shows only C19 features (including an Adam style chimneypiece) except for a
late C17 - early C18 cupboard in the passage which still has its original panelled
top tier of doors. Apart from this and a couple of contemporary 2-panel doors the
joinery detail is C19. The roof was raised in the c19 and is carried on a series of
C19 king post trusses. However the jetty crosswall shows in the roofspace although
its apex has been cut off. It is a closed truss which is clean on the inner room
side but the hall side is smoke-blackened from the original open hearth fire.
An C18 or C19 stable block is built onto the right (west) end of the house. Built
of plastered cob on stone rubble footings with a slate roof it has 2 windows on the
front and 2 doorways to rear and a loading hatch to the hayloft in the right gable-
end. It has plain carpentry detail and was reroofed in the C19.
This is an interesting multi-phase Devon farmhouse. It contains good quality work
from all its building phases and although more C16 and C17 carpentry is probably
hidden the early - mid C19 modernisation was very important to the development of
the house and its features should be respected.
Listing NGR: ST0462400303
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