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Latitude: 50.772 / 50°46'19"N
Longitude: -4.1383 / 4°8'17"W
OS Eastings: 249321
OS Northings: 99112
OS Grid: SX493991
Mapcode National: GBR NW.0QVY
Mapcode Global: FRA 2761.RLQ
Plus Code: 9C2QQVC6+QM
Entry Name: Lake Farmhouse
Listing Date: 29 February 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1105194
English Heritage Legacy ID: 93331
Location: Northlew, West Devon, Devon, EX20
Civil Parish: Northlew
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Northlew St Thomas of Canterbury
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SX 49 NE
8/221 Lake Farmhouse
Unoccupied farmhouse. Early C16 with C17 modifications and C19 addition. Rubble
walls with some cob at the top and more at the rear, eaves heightened with concrete
blocks. Gable ended corrugated asbestos roof. Stone rubble axial stack with
dripcourse at top and dripmoulds, similar stack at right gable end, both nave brick
Plan: 3-room-and-through-passage plan with possibly integral shippon beyond small
lower room to left. Originally open to the roof over hall and lower end with
central hearth to hall. Inner room may have always been floored. Hall ceiled and
stack inserted backing onto the passage in circa early C17, newel stairs at front of
hall stack. C19 outshut added at rear of hall.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 3-window front but windows have all been removed
apart from small light to stairs left of centre. C19 or earlier wide plank door to
passage to left of centre. Inserted C20 wide opening into inner room towards right-
hand end. Lower shippon at left-hand end has corrugated iron roof and ventilation
slits on front and rear wall. The right gable end wall of the house has a 2-light
hollow chamfered wooden mullion window on the 1st floor.
Interior: in the passage are 2 early C16 shouldered-head chamfered wooden
doorframes one to the lower room and one to the hall. The lower room has 2 wood-
framed small rectangular recesses in its end wall of uncertain purpose. Chamfered
axial beams. The hall has fireplace with chamfered granite lintel and jambs.
Wooden newel stairs rise in front of it. Chamfered ceiling beam extends from
fireplace to rear wall. The inner room has hollow chamfered axial beams. Its
fireplace has dressed granite jambs and chamfered wooden lintel.
Roof: original roof survives with a pair of raised crucks over the passage and the
hall and principals with sharply cranked feet over the inner room. The purlins and
rafters survive over the hall and inner room. Over the lower room to hall the
timbers are all smoke-blackened but it is less easy to tell over the inner room and
the solid wall rising between it and hall suggest that it was floored from the start
-and its timbers are clean this might explain the slightly different roof
Despite being unocupied this house has a surprisingly complete interior with a
number of interesting and good quality features.
Listing NGR: SX4932199112
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