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Great Huxhill Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Weare Giffard, Devon

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Latitude: 50.9911 / 50°59'28"N

Longitude: -4.147 / 4°8'49"W

OS Eastings: 249418

OS Northings: 123497

OS Grid: SS494234

Mapcode National: GBR KM.KTGN

Mapcode Global: FRA 266H.G6N

Plus Code: 9C2QXVR3+F6

Entry Name: Great Huxhill Farmhouse

Listing Date: 4 October 1960

Last Amended: 19 October 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1105143

English Heritage Legacy ID: 91521

Location: Weare Giffard, Torridge, Devon, EX39

County: Devon

District: Torridge

Civil Parish: Weare Giffard

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Weare Giffard Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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7/202 Great Huxhill
4.10.60 Farmhouse (formerly
listed as Great
Farmhouse. Early C17 with probable medieval origins. Dormer
windows have date C/W.S/1776. Colourwashed render over cob and
stone; gabled late C19 slate roof; rendered stone ridge stack,
and rear lateral stack; lateral stack to left side wall of cross
wing. 3-unit plan with ridge stack adjoining through passage,
which has hall to left and service range with medieval cruck to
right; cross-wing to left housed domestic chamber block. Front
has 2-story gable end of cross wing to left of main range of one
storey and attic; 4-window range. Fine C17 ribbed and panelled
door with strap hinges to through passage, set in ovolo-moulded
and hollow-chamfered architrave with urn stops. Early C17
ovolo-moulded wood-mullioned fenestration of 5-light window to
right, 4-light window to left with chamfered king mullion, 3
gabled dormers, one dated 1776, have late C19 two-light
casements. Gabled front of cross wing to left has C17
ovolo-moulded wood-mullioned 4-light window above similar but
larger 4-light window with chamfered king mullion. Rear gable of
cross wing has C17 plank door set in ovolo-moulded frame; C17
ovolo-moulded wood- mullioned 3-light window in right gable end.
Interior: through-passage has C17 panelled door to cupboard under
stairs, and C17 beaded plank door to hall on left. Hall has
ovolo-moulded beam and wall beams with raised-tongue stops; C17
ribbed door to C17 straight-flight staircase with turned
balusters to partition framing its side. Chamfered beams and C19
straight-flight stairs (in C17 position) to two rooms on right.
Room over hall has C17 plank doors with original latches; C17
plank door to room over through-passage and central room, which
has C17 two-panelled door with original lock to closet above
front door. Similar C17 door next to closet enters 3 smaller
rooms over right end of house: these rooms have C17 plank doors
and part of late medieval raised cruck incorporated within
central transverse partition. Cross wing to left: C17 plank
doors with moulded ribs set in chamfered and ovolo-moulded
frames; C17 quarter-turn stairs with winders. C17 roof not
inspected but noted as being conventional A-frame type. Many
important features (notably open fireplaces and partition walls)
have been obscured but Great Huxhill Farmhouse is a remarkably
well-preserved example of an early C17 farmhouse. Most of the
farmbuildings (q.v.) have also survived.

Listing NGR: SS4941823497

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