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Lower Pithayne Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Yarcombe, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8754 / 50°52'31"N

Longitude: -3.0707 / 3°4'14"W

OS Eastings: 324765

OS Northings: 108976

OS Grid: ST247089

Mapcode National: GBR M2.T3XB

Mapcode Global: FRA 46GS.FK0

Entry Name: Lower Pithayne Farmhouse

Listing Date: 25 March 1982

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1098186

English Heritage Legacy ID: 86723

Location: Yarcombe, East Devon, Devon, EX14

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Yarcombe

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Yarcombe St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

ST 20 NW
7/168 Lower Pithayne Farmhouse
- II
Farmhouse. Dated 1832 but an earlier core is suspected. Roughcast local stone and
flint rubble; stone rubble stacks topped with C19 and C20 brick; thatch roof.
Plan: L-plan farmhouse. The main block faces south and is built across the
hillslope. It has a 3-room plan. The left (west) end room is a small parlour, the
centre room is a dining room and between them is an axial stack serving back-to-back
fireplaces. At the right (east) end there is the entrance lobby and main staircase.
The rear block projects at right angles to rear of the right end. It contains the
kitchen with a stack backing onto the main block and there is an unheated
dairy/buttery to rear. 2 storeys with lean-to outshots to rear. Exterior: regular
4-window front of C19 casements containing rectangular panes of leaded glass and
there are more similar windows on the other sides. The first floor window left of
centre is blind. Below is a Hamstone plaque recording the rebuilding of the
farmhouse in 1832 by Sir T.T.F.E. Drake. There is a lean-to porch on the right end
with its outer round-headed arch flush with the main front. The doorway is on the
right end and it contains its original (1832) 6-panel door. Directly behind the
porch is the stair window; it is tall and narrow and contains C19 coloured glass
margin panes. The roofs of both wings are gable-ended.
Interior contains plain C19 carpentry detail including crossbeams with narrow
chamfers and brick fireplaces with plain oak lintels. It also contains a great deal
of C19 joinery detail. The roof was not inspected.
This is a well-preserved C19 estate farmhouse of modest proportions.

Listing NGR: ST2476508976

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

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