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Latitude: 50.8137 / 50°48'49"N
Longitude: -4.1729 / 4°10'22"W
OS Eastings: 247019
OS Northings: 103822
OS Grid: SS470038
Mapcode National: GBR KL.Y0P4
Mapcode Global: FRA 264Y.B41
Entry Name: Hole Farmhouse
Listing Date: 26 January 1989
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1105119
English Heritage Legacy ID: 91563
Location: Black Torrington, Torridge, Devon, EX21
Civil Parish: Black Torrington
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Black Torrington St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS 40 SE
10/10 Hole Farmhouse
Farmhouse. C16 witn circa mid C17 alterations extended in C17 or C18. Plastered
cob and rubble walls. Thatch roof half-hipped to left end hipped to right.
Plan: 3-room plan with lobby entrance in front of hall stack which divides hall and
lower room to right. The hall stack is probably a relatively late insertion into
what appears from the very primitive roof structure to be a similarly late or very
primitive open hall. This may account for the use of a lobby entrance instead of
the customary through-passage although the higher ground to the rear might also have
precluded that. The inner room was also open to the roof but over the lower end the
structure has been replaced and so its form is more uncertain. 3eyond the lower
room a stable was added in the C17 or C18 with loft above.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4-window front of late C20 small-paned 2-light
casements on 1st floor in small openings and early C20 2 and 3-light casements
below. Early C20 panelled door at centre approached by stone steps. At right end
in continuous line is stable with small window to left of doorway and loading hatch
above reached by C20 wooden steps. Outshut against each end, the left-hand 1
larger. At the rear the centre part of the house is recessed and built of stone
Interior: hall has large open fireplace with C19 mantel concealing very high old
wooden lintel. Ceiling renewed. Inner room has closely-spaced chamfered cross
Roof: the original smoke-blackened roof survives over the hall and inner room with
4 straight not very heavy principal rafters and threaded purlins, the collars not
properly visible but appear to have been set into trusses. Although the features of
this house are of a modest nature it survives as one of the most traditional and
unaltered farmhouses in this part of Devon and whether it be a very late open hall
house or a very simple primitive one it is an unusual survival.
Listing NGR: SS4701903822
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