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Higher Greendale Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Woodbury, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6998 / 50°41'59"N

Longitude: -3.386 / 3°23'9"W

OS Eastings: 302214

OS Northings: 89827

OS Grid: SY022898

Mapcode National: GBR P4.TH50

Mapcode Global: FRA 37S7.BP6

Plus Code: 9C2RMJX7+WJ

Entry Name: Higher Greendale Farmhouse

Listing Date: 21 April 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1104169

English Heritage Legacy ID: 88573

Location: Woodbury, East Devon, Devon, EX5

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Woodbury

Built-Up Area: Higher Greendale

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Woodbury Salterton

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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2/73 Higher Greendale Farmhouse
- II

Farmhouse. C15 or early C16, with later alterations. Roughcast cob on stone
footings; gabled-end slate roof. 3 room, through-passage plan to house, the higher
end to the right of the passage. The house was originally open to the roof as it
is smoke-blackened throughout. The hall was the last room to receive a 1st floor,
probably in the C17 when the rear lateral stack was inserted. This stack probably
also served a wing to the rear of the hall which then served as a kitchen (as it
still does; if there is a fireplace it is not visible). This wing, like the house,
is of cruck construction and was open to the roof until heightened and floored in
circa 1937; whether the roof was sooted or not is unknown. A single-storey C19
wing stands forward of the original service end. Inner room unheated until late
insertion of angle stack. 2 storeys.
Front: 3 window range; 2- and 3-light C19 casements to 1st floor; ground floor: 2
casement windows, of 4-lights to hall, 3-lights to inner room. Rear wing with 2
early C19 ground floor casement windows with saddle bars. Rear doorway to passage
with chamfered lintel mitred into jambs which are now concealed.
Interior: passage with chamfered lintel to former doorway into service end. Hall,
1 and 2-half beams, running axially, chamfered with step stops; fireplace with
chamfered lintel, its stops removed when C18 moulded mantelpiece added. Planked
cupboard doors with strap hinges. Late-C17 or early-C18 fielded panel door to 1st
floor room above passage, with HL hinges. Hall 1st floor raised about 10".
Roof and internal partitions: 2 jointed crucks, pegged and morticed at apex,
trenched purlins, slightly cranked collars and large diagonal ridge piece; heavily
smoke-blackened throughout, including rafters. Sooted thatch and battening was
removed when the roof was slated. Partition of lath and plaster at higher end of
hall is clean to inner room; another, lightly sooted towards hall, stands over the
passage, both are late medieval insertions, and do not,relate at all to either of
the crucks. A third cruck, probably a jointed base cruck, visible in wing.

Listing NGR: SY0221489827

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