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Coburns Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Yarcombe, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8998 / 50°53'59"N

Longitude: -3.0692 / 3°4'8"W

OS Eastings: 324910

OS Northings: 111687

OS Grid: ST249116

Mapcode National: GBR M2.RQ7X

Mapcode Global: FRA 46GQ.G4B

Entry Name: Coburns Farmhouse

Listing Date: 16 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1098223

English Heritage Legacy ID: 86712

Location: Yarcombe, East Devon, Devon, TA20

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 21 SW
3/157 Coburns Farmhouse
- II
Farmhouse. Mid C17, refurbished in the late C18 - early C19. Local stone and flint
rubble, roughcast on the front; stone rubble stacks topped with C19 and C20 brick;
slate roof, originally thatch.
Plan and development: 3-room-and-through-passage plan farmhouse facing south-east
and built across the hillslope. If the left (south-west) end there is a parlour
with a gable-end stack. Next to it is the dining room with an axial stack backing
onto the parlour. The kitchen is at the right end and has a gable-end stack.
Between the kitchen and dining room there is a wide through-passage which contains
the main staircase. A 1-room plan dairy block projects at right angles to rear of
the kitchen. This is not a late medieval house. The parlour is a late C18 - early
C19 extension. Thus the original house had a 2-room plan and, the wide passage
probably then contained a small dairy/buttery. The house was reroofed in the late
C18 - early C19 and the dairy was added at the same time. 2 storeys with a lean-to
pump house to rear of the passage.
Exterior: regular but not symmetrical 4-window front of mostly C20 casements
without glazing bars although the window over the passage doorway is C19 and
contains rectangular panes of leaded glass. There are more similar C19 windows to
rear and the dairy retains one shuttered window. The front doorway is right of
centre and contains a late C19 - early C20 plank door with a window. The roof is
Interior: the 2 rooms of the C17 section of the house both have deeply chamfered
crossbeams with step stops. Although both fireplaces are blocked by C20 fireplaces
their large size is evident and part of the oak lintel of the kitchen fireplace is
exposed. The joinery detail is all C19 and C20. The roof structure dates from the
late C18 - early C19 and is carried on A-frame trusses with staggered tusk-tenoned
purlins and plate yokes.

Listing NGR: ST2491011687

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