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Latitude: 50.8605 / 50°51'37"N
Longitude: -3.1885 / 3°11'18"W
OS Eastings: 316450
OS Northings: 107444
OS Grid: ST164074
Mapcode National: GBR LX.V41P
Mapcode Global: FRA 466T.PN5
Entry Name: Combeshead Farmhouse
Listing Date: 16 March 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1098262
English Heritage Legacy ID: 86596
Location: Luppitt, East Devon, Devon, EX14
District: East Devon
Civil Parish: Luppitt
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Luppitt St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
ST 10 NE
6/41 Combeshead Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Mid C17 with late C18 - early C19 refurbishment and extensions.
Plastered local stone rubble; stone rubble stacks topped with C19 and C20 brick;
coated slate roof, formerly thatch, corrugated iron to rear outshot.
Plan and development: 6-room plan farmhouse facing west-north-west, say west, and
built across a gentle hillslope overlooking the farm courtyard. There is a small
unheated room at the left (north) end. Alongside is a parlour with an axial stack
backing onto the unheated end room. This parlour is separated from the former
kitchen by a through-passage. The former kitchen has an axial stack backing onto
another unheated room. This unheated room (now used as a kitchen) was probably a
dairy or buttery originally. At the right (south) end there are 2 small unheated
rooms which are not connected to the main house but each has its own external
doorway. These have always been service rooms used as woodstore, cellar, workshop,
toolstore and the like. These 2 service rooms and the unheated room the other end
were added to the mid C17 3-room-and-through-passage plan in the late C18 - early
C19. The farmhouse is 2 storeys with a C20 rear outshot.
Exterior: irregular 5-window front of various C20 casements, the latest without
glazing bars. There are now 4 front doorways. The passage front doorway is left of
centre and contains a late C19 part-glazed 4-panel door behind a C20 porch with
monopitch roof. Further right there is a secondary doorway into the present kitchen
(the former dairy/buttery) which has a late C19 plank door behind another C20 porch.
The 2 service rooms at the right end also have C19 plank doors. The roof is gable-
end to right and hipped to left.
Interior: is largely the result of the late C18 - early C19 refurbishment and later
modernisations. Nevertheless the mid C17 house appears to be well-preserved. The
rooms either side of the through-passage, the former kitchen and parlour, both have
chamfered crossbeams and scroll stops. Both fireplaces are blocked but the former
kitchen fireplace has its chamfered oak lintel exposed. The roof from end to end
dates from the late C18 - early C19; a series of A-frame trusses with pegged and
spiked lap-jointed collars and X-apexes.
Listing NGR: ST1645007444
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