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Shutes Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Northleigh, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7563 / 50°45'22"N

Longitude: -3.1423 / 3°8'32"W

OS Eastings: 319518

OS Northings: 95806

OS Grid: SY195958

Mapcode National: GBR PC.2P37

Mapcode Global: FRA 4792.X6R

Plus Code: 9C2RQV45+G3

Entry Name: Shutes Farmhouse

Listing Date: 8 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1104125

English Heritage Legacy ID: 88770

Location: Northleigh, East Devon, Devon, EX24

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Northleigh

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Northleigh St Giles

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Farmhouse. Early - mid C17, thoroughly renovated circa 1980 with new extension.
Exposed local stone and flint rubble; stone rubble stacks topped with C19 and C20
brick; slate roof, formerly thatch.
Plan: L-plan house. The main block faces south-west. Originally it had a 3-room,
central service room, plan. At the right (south-east) end is the former kitchen
with a gable-end stack. The winder stair alongside has been converted from a former
curing chamber. The partition between the kitchen and central service room has been
removed and the 2 rooms have been united. At the left end is the former parlour
with a gable-end stack. A probably secondary 1-room plan block projects at right
angles in front of the left end (the parlour). Circa 1980 this was converted from
agricultural to domestic use. C20 extension on left end. Main house is 2 storeys.
Exterior: the main block has an irregular 2-window front of C20 elm-framed
casements with C17 style ovolo-moulded mullions. The front doorway is alongside the
front block and contains a C20 plank door. The front block contains similar windows
to the main block. Both roofs are gable-ended. The rear of the main block contains
3 original C17 oak-framed windows, 2 with ovolo-moulded mullions and one has
chamfered mullions. In the right gable-end of the main block there is a tiny
Beerstone light with round head to the stair/former curing chamber.
Interior: was thoroughly but carefully renovated circa 1980 and there is a great
deal of replacement elm carpentry of that date. The carpentry in the former parlour
is original; a roughly-finished crossbeam and a stone rubble fireplace with
chamfered oak lintel. The former service room and kitchen have circa 1980 ceiling
carpentry but the large Beerstone ashlar kitchen fireplace with chamfered oak lintel
is the original. It has a side oven and in the left side a blocked opening to what
is now the stair and this provides evidence that the present stairwell was
originally a curing chamber. The main block roof contains 2 original side-pegged
jointed cruck trusses. The carpentry detail of the front block is all circa 1980.

Listing NGR: SY1951895806

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