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Harvestwood Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Upottery, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8686 / 50°52'6"N

Longitude: -3.1348 / 3°8'5"W

OS Eastings: 320240

OS Northings: 108289

OS Grid: ST202082

Mapcode National: GBR LZ.TRMS

Mapcode Global: FRA 46BT.0JK

Entry Name: Harvestwood Farmhouse

Listing Date: 16 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1098242

English Heritage Legacy ID: 86655

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
7/100 Harvestwood Farmhouse
- II
Farmhouse. Mid - late C16 with C17 improvements, refurbished in the mid-late C19.
Plastered local stone and flint rubble including sections of cob; stone rubble
stacks, the hall one has a stone rubble chimneyshaft, the parlour stack is topped
with C19 brick; thatch roof.
Plan and development: 3-room-and-through-passage plan farmhouse facing south-west
and built down a hillslope. Uphill at the left (north-west) end is an unheated
inner room which was probably a dairy or buttery, Next to it is the hall with an
axial stack backing onto the wide passage. A semi-circular projection in front of
the hall stack may have been either a newel stair turret or a late C17 curing
chamber. Below (right of) the passage is a parlour with a gable-end stack and a
winder stair alongside it. Adjoining the right end is a former stable block, the
same height as the main house but wider and it projects forward from the main front.
It contains a through-passage on the hall side. Part of the stable has been
converted to domestic use.
The original mid - late C16 house had a 3-room-and-through-passage plan. It was
built with the hall fireplace. The hall was probably (though not certainly), open
to the roof at this time. The inner room was smaller; it was lengthened in the late
C18 - early C19. If the hall was open to the roof it was floored over in the early
- mid C17. In the mid - late C17 the former service end was rebuilt as a parlour
with a heated master chamber above. The stable block was added in the mid - late
C17 the former service end was rebuilt as a parlour with a heated master chamber
above. The stable block was added in the mid - late C19.
The house is 2 storeys with mid - late C19 service outshots to rear of the main
Exterior: the main house has an irregular 4-window front of C19 and C20 casements
with glazing bars. Some of the first floor windows rise a little into the eaves.
The passage front doorway is right of centre and it contains a C19 part-glazed
studded plank door with a C20 hood. The former stable, at the right end, breaks
forward and contains a plank door with a window alongside. The roof is gable-ended
and the eaves are carried down over the stable projection.
Interior: the inner room has a plain axial beam of late C18 - early C19 date. The
stair here might be C17; the window in the rear wall lighting the stair has a C17
oak frame but is missing its mullion. The hall fireplace was rebuilt in the C19.
The hall crossbeam is C17; it is chamfered with step stops. The partition along the
lower (parlour) side of the passage is clad with planks but there is an oak plank-
and-muntin screen behind. The parlour end is mostly C17. The crossbeam has deep
hollow chamfers with step stops. The fireplace here too was rebuilt in the C19.
Alongside is the winder stair which has, at the stairhead a short banister with a
turned newel post and splat balusters. The chamber fireplace is lined with C19
brick but a C17 oak lintel is exposed, chamfered with scroll stops.
The central section of the roof is original and it is carried on clean side-pegged
jointed cruck trusses. The parlour roof has a late C17 A-frame truss and the inner
room was extended with a late C18 - early C19 A-frame truss with X-apex. The former
stable has plain C19 carpentry detail.

Listing NGR: ST2024008289

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