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Redland Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Ashreigney, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.8934 / 50°53'36"N

Longitude: -3.9428 / 3°56'33"W

OS Eastings: 263461

OS Northings: 112233

OS Grid: SS634122

Mapcode National: GBR KW.S4YR

Mapcode Global: FRA 26MR.3RF

Entry Name: Redland Farmhouse

Listing Date: 10 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1104650

English Heritage Legacy ID: 90804

Location: Ashreigney, Torridge, Devon, EX18

County: Devon

District: Torridge

Civil Parish: Ashreigney

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Ashreigney St James

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

ASHREIGNEY
SS 61 SW
6/13 Redland Farmhouse
II
House, formerly farmhouse. Circa 1500 with early C17 alterations and late C20
addition. Plastered cob walls. Hipped thatch roof. Large late C20 brick axial
stack on rubble base, similar stack at left-hand end.
Plan: 3-room-and-through-passage plan, lower end to the left. Originally open to
the roof probably from end to end with central hearth to hall. A partition in the
roof suggests that the lower end was floored first but due to the replacement of the
lower end timbers and the whitening of the partition to obscure smoke-blackening
this cannot be confirmed. The rest of the house was probably floored by the early
Cl7 and a fireplace inserted into the hall backing onto the passage. The gable end
fireplace to the lower room is likely to have been a later C17 addition. The small
inner room remained unheated and was used most likely for food storage purposes. In
the late C20 a wing was added behind the passage and hall.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4-window front of later C20 2-light small paned
casements. C20 plank door to left of centre. Small rubble oven projection on wall
in front of both stacks. C20 wing projects from centre of rear elevation.
Interior: lower room has chamfered hollow-step stopped ceiling beam. Fireplace has
narrow chamfered wooden lintel. The hall fireplace has a hollow chamfered wooden
lintel which has been cut off at the right-hand end. The back of the stack, facing
onto the passage, is constructed of dressed stone. Remains of cream oven in hall
opposite fireplace. The beam beside the hall fireplace, extending to the rear wall
has. mortices for a screen.
Roof: the original smoke-blackened roof survives over the hall and inner room with 2
trusses of which the hall one is recognizable as a jointed cruck although its front
blade has been superceded by the inserted hall stack. The construction of the joint
is unusual because where the upright post joins the blade at the elbow, it tapers
and is clasped between the forked end of the blade in a form of elongated bird's
mouth joint and the only peg visible is one on the side of the post before it
actually joins the blade. Morticed collar, diagonal ridge and threaded purlins.
The form of the inner room truss is not clearly visible below the roof space. The
blackened rafters and thatch also survive. Inserted into the hall truss is a
probably secondary partition which has subsequently been whitened, that corresponds
to the head-beam for a screen below. The roof over the lower end was replaced
probably in the C20 with rough insubstantial rafters.


Listing NGR: SS6346112233

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