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Abbot's Hill Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Beaford, Devon

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Latitude: 50.9186 / 50°55'6"N

Longitude: -4.0774 / 4°4'38"W

OS Eastings: 254072

OS Northings: 115288

OS Grid: SS540152

Mapcode National: GBR KQ.QDWP

Mapcode Global: FRA 26BP.5BF

Plus Code: 9C2QWW9F+C2

Entry Name: Abbot's Hill Farmhouse

Listing Date: 16 February 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1105102

English Heritage Legacy ID: 91620

Location: Beaford, Torridge, Devon, EX19

County: Devon

District: Torridge

Civil Parish: Beaford

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Beaford All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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7/1 Abbot's Hill Farmhouse

Farmhouse. C17, remodelled and enlarged in the late C18 or early C19. Some late C19
or early C20 alterations. Rendered, probably over cob and stone. Gable-ended C20
asbestos-slate roofs, hipped over bays. Slate roof over lean-to addition, with C20
bitumen covering. Rendered end stacks and lateral stack to rear, with C19 brick
Plan and development: Probable C17 three-room and through passage plan, facing east
(ground falls to right). Consisting of former hall with lateral stack to rear,
former through passage and service rooms to right with external end stack, and former
inner room to left with external end stack. A thorough late C18 or early C19
remodelling included the addition of full-height canted bays to the hall and service
end and the addition of the dairy outshut at the right-hand end. Large kitchen wing
at rear of right-hand end with end stack, probably also added in the early C19.
Interior also remodelled at the same time. Two storeys with one-storey outshut.
Exterior: The pair of c. 1800 full-height canted bays have triple sashes glazing
bars (12-pane to ground floor and 16-pane to first floor) with wooden cills and metal
beading at angles between. First-floor 12-pane (lower leaf of 4 x 2 panes and upper
leaf of 4 x 1 panes) glazing bar sash (probably early C20 replacement - see horns)
between bays and c.1800 first-floor 12-pane glazing bar sash (lower leaf of 4 x 2
panes and upper leaf of 4 x 1 panes) to left of left-hand bay. Recessed doorway
between bays has early C20 half-glazed door with leaded coloured glass. Half-glazed
door to left of left-hand bay with 2 lower side-beaded flush panels and 3 x 3 small
panes to upper part. Late C20 lean-to glazed porch. End stacks with chamfered
offsets. First-floor early C19 sixteen-pane glazing bar sash to right of right-hand
end stack. Former dairy at right-hand gable end has C19 boarded door to front and
paired C19 wooden casements to side. Right-hand side of rear wing has 2 first-floor
C20 two-light wooden casements and 2 ground-floor boxed 12-pane glazing bar sashes
(probably early c20). Former doorway at rear of left-hand end of central room (now
window) has chamfered wooden frame with mason's mitred joints and 4-part rectangular
Interior: Only ground-floor inspected at time of survey (December 1987). Late C18
or early C19 doors throughout, each with 6 raised and fielded panels. C17 chamfered
beam in with ogee stop in wall between former hall and inner room, chamfered on
right-hand (hall) side only.
The house is said to have been a manor of the Abbots of Hartland.

Listing NGR: SS5407215288

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