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Exton Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Exton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6689 / 50°40'7"N

Longitude: -3.4384 / 3°26'18"W

OS Eastings: 298443

OS Northings: 86455

OS Grid: SX984864

Mapcode National: GBR P3.QDYF

Mapcode Global: FRA 37P9.N88

Entry Name: Exton Farmhouse

Listing Date: 11 November 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1104187

English Heritage Legacy ID: 88613

Location: Woodbury, East Devon, Devon, EX3

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Woodbury

Built-Up Area: Exton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Woodbury with Exton

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SX 98 NE WOODBURY EXMOUTH ROAD (east side), Exton

1/104 Exton Farmhouse
- II*

Farmhouse. Early to mid C17 with C19 alterations and large extensions to the
right. Roughcast cob on stone footings, with brick gable end and patching; gabled-
end roofs, thatched to farmhouse, tiled to C19 extension. The plan is a variant of
the 3-room, through-passage type, uncommon in Devon in a house of this size and
pretension. Principal heated rooms to either end, the hall to the left with an end
stack rebuilt in the C19, and the parlour to the right with an end stack with bake
oven. The middle room was an unheated service room until the insertion of an
internal rear lateral stack in the C19. The stairs are placed to the rear of the
passage which is entered through a 2-storey porch. 2 storeys.
Front: the C17 house a 3-window range with large 2-storey porch. Porch supported
by 2 Tuscan columns; door surround with cyma recta moulding and elaborate bases
with saltire decoration; door lintel with cavetto and 2 fillets, and hollow step
stops. Door itself with 9 panels, studded rails and fleur de lis strap hinges. 2-,
3- and 4-light C19 casement windows to each of the principal rooms and respective
chambers (the latter with lintels at eaves level) except the 4-light ground floor
window to right-hand end (the parlour) which is C17, with ovolo moulded surround
and mullions.
Rear: 3 mid C19 1st floor 2-light casement windows, with transom, 4 panes to the
main light, 8 small panes above transom; 3 later 2-light casement windows to ground
floor. Half-glazed rear door opposes main entrance. C19 leanto, and gable-ended
single storey brick extension. The C19 extension along the roadside with brick
quoining, 3 gable half dormers, and two 3-light ground floor windows identical to
farmhouse rear 1st floor windows. Left-hand end wall of house probably rebuilt in
brick at the same time, with 3 single light windows under depressed arches.
Interior: parlour with 2 chamfered cross beams each with scroll stop and bar;
service room, the parlour end fireplace in a good and unusual example of a
Victorian open range with bake oven, reorganised in C19 and without contemporary
internal features. Left-hand room (hall) with 2 1/2 chamfered cross beams, ovolo
moulded, the stops with 3 bars, saltire and scroll. Roof not inspected, but the
principals visible in upper rooms are large and straight.

Listing NGR: SX9844686454

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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