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Southlands Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Dunkeswell, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8608 / 50°51'38"N

Longitude: -3.2088 / 3°12'31"W

OS Eastings: 315018

OS Northings: 107504

OS Grid: ST150075

Mapcode National: GBR LW.V4WW

Mapcode Global: FRA 465T.MQ6

Plus Code: 9C2RVQ6R+8F

Entry Name: Southlands Farmhouse

Listing Date: 16 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1098252

English Heritage Legacy ID: 86573

ID on this website: 101098252

Location: East Devon, EX14

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Dunkeswell

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Dunkeswell St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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ST 10 NE
6/18 Southlands Farmhouse
- II
Farmhouse. Probably C17 (maybe earlier in parts), modernised with an extension in
the mid-late C19. Local stone rubble witn plastered front; stone rubble stacks
topped with C19 and C20 brick; thatch roof to main block, slate roof to the
Plan: 3-room plan main block built down a hillslope and facing south. Uphill, at
tne left (west) end is a parlour witn a gable-end stack. Entrance lobby and C19
stair between this parlour and the centre room. This centre room is the dining
room. A projection to rear of it is said to contain the old stair and probably
included a small buttery. The room has an axial stack backing onto the kitchen, the
rignt (east) end room, which has a gable-end stack. A secondary service block
projects at right angles in front of the right (kitchen) end and includes 2 unheated
rooms (converted to a cottage in the C20) and agricultural store with hayloft over
at the end.
Since no proper internal inspection was available at the time of this survey it is
not possible to determine the early structural development of the house.
Nevertheless it seems possible that the house began as some form of open hall house
in the C16 and it is easy to interpret the layout of the main block as derived from
a 3-room-and-through-passage model. It is now 2 storeys throughout.
Exterior: 3-window front of C19 and C20 casements, most with glazing bars but the
oldest 2 (on the first floor) contain rectangular panes of leaded glass. There is a
symmetrical arrangement about the front doorway which is left of centre and contains
a part-glazed late C19 door. The roof is gable-ended, so too is the service block
roof. The service block contains C20 casements with glazing bars and a C20 door.
Interior: no inspection was available at the time of this survey but the farmer
reports that no carpentry is exposed on the ground floor and that the fireplaces are
blocked by C19 and C20 grates. The joinery detail is all C19 and C20. It would
seem therefore that the interior is largely the result of the late C19
modernisation. Therefore a full internal inspection should be undertaken before any
major modernisation work or alterations lest C16 or C17 features be damaged. The
roof structure may provide evidence of late medieval origins.

Listing NGR: ST1501807504

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