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Heathfield Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Broad Clyst, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.7552 / 50°45'18"N

Longitude: -3.4365 / 3°26'11"W

OS Eastings: 298765

OS Northings: 96054

OS Grid: SX987960

Mapcode National: GBR P3.JTQ8

Mapcode Global: FRA 37P2.WJ7

Entry Name: Heathfield Farmhouse

Listing Date: 20 May 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1098344

English Heritage Legacy ID: 88336

Location: Broad Clyst, East Devon, Devon, EX5

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Broad Clyst

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Broadclyst St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SX 99 NE BROADCLYST

5/21 Heathfield Farmhouse

II

Farmhouse. C15 or earlier, with later alterations and to the left a dairy and
pantry extension. Cob and sandstone, rendered, standing directly on sandstone
bedrock, with half-hipped wheat reed thatched roof. Originally a 3-room, through-
passage house plan, the higher end to the right of passage, with a medieval smoke-
blackened roof extending almost the entire length of the present house and marked
externally by a higher roof ridge line. Rubble stone axial stack with drip course
raised in brick backing onto passage and heating hall; C18 internal front stack
at extreme right-hand corner with C20 brick shaft. 2 storeys.
Front: scattered fenestration, cross passage entrance left of centre with two
2-light windows to either side; 4 first floor windows, 2 lights, under eyebrow
eaves. All windows with C20 timber casements.
Interior: Hall (right of passage), stone flagged, 3 beams, chamfered with scroll
stops; fireplace now blocked. Inner room (possibly divided from Hall by concealed
screen), 2 beams, one with hollow step stop.
Roof: 4 bays of which 3 are medieval. Medieval roof with evidence of smoke-
blackening throughout. Lower end: all front rafters renewed, ridge-piece
(truncated) and some back rafters smoke-blackened. Hall : jointed cruck (adjacent
to inserted stack) with pronounced camber to collar, morticed and side pegged,
trenched purlins, all smoke-blackened. Closed truss between hall and inner room,
the truss smoke-blackened to both sides, the infill to hall only. Above inner
room some smoke blackening to ridge-piece, rafters and thatch.


Listing NGR: SX9876596054

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