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Rawridge Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Upottery, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8501 / 50°51'0"N

Longitude: -3.1341 / 3°8'2"W

OS Eastings: 320262

OS Northings: 106228

OS Grid: ST202062

Mapcode National: GBR LZ.VRV7

Mapcode Global: FRA 46BV.DVS

Entry Name: Rawridge Farmhouse

Listing Date: 16 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1098210

English Heritage Legacy ID: 86679

Location: Upottery, East Devon, Devon, EX14

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Upottery

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Upottery St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

ST 20 NW
7/124 Rawridge Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Parts may be early C16 but the earliest features apparent are late C16 -
early C17 with a major mid - late C17 rearrangement, modernised in the late C19 -
early C20. Roughcast local stone and flint rubble including sections of cob; stone
rubble stacks topped with C19 and C20 brick; thatch roof, slate to rear service
Plan and development: the main block faces south-east and is built across the
hillslope. It has a 4-room plan. Next to the lane at the left (south-west) end is
a former kitchen with a gable-end stack. Next to this is the entrance hall which
also contains the main stair, a small pantry, and a passage through to the back.
Right of centre is a parlour (the former hall) and it has an axial stack backing
onto the entrance hall section. At the right end is an unheated inner room which
was formerly a dairy. A C19 1-room plan service block projects at right angles to
rear of the kitchen.
The present layout of the main block appears to derive from a major rearrangement of
a late medieval 3-room-and-through-passage plan. The right 2 rooms appear to be the
hall and inner room from this house. The roofspace is inaccessible and therefore it
is not possible to determine the original layout of the house. Nevertheless it
seems likely that the house began as some form of open hall house, maybe heated by
an open hearth fire. The hall/parlour fireplace and both these rooms had been
floored over before the mid - late Cl7 rearrangement at this time the entrance hall
and kitchen were built replacing the former passage and service end room.
The farmhouse is 2 storeys.
Exterior: irregular 3-window front of C20 casements with glazing bars, the first
floor ones rising a short distance into the eaves. The front doorway is roughly
central and it contains an old studded plank door behind a late C19 - early C20
gabled porch with trellis sides. The projection at the left end is thought to be a
disused curing chamber. The roof is gable-ended to left and half-hipped to right.
The rear includes C20 casements similar to those at the front except for 1 first
floor window (to the kitchen chamber) which is probably C18; it has flat-faced
mullions and contains rectangular panes of leaded glass.
Interior: is largely the result of a thorough, if superficial, late C19 - early C20
modernisation. Nevertheless some earlier features are exposed. Although the former
kitchen fireplace is blocked its oak lintel is exposed. It and the crossbeams are
both chamfered with scroll-nick stops. The cupboard to left of the fireplace is
thought to occupy a former walk-in curing chamber. The hall fireplace is blocked
but the crossbeam is chamfered with step stops. The inner room has a plain
chamfered crossbeam. The roofspace is inaccessible and those parts of the trusses
below ceiling level are boxed in or plastered over. Nevetheless the truss over the
hall might be a jointed cruck.
This farmhouse forms part of a group with the other listed buildings in the
scattered hamlet of Rawridge.

Listing NGR: ST2026206228

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

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