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East Heywood Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Bondleigh, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8157 / 50°48'56"N

Longitude: -3.9245 / 3°55'28"W

OS Eastings: 264519

OS Northings: 103561

OS Grid: SS645035

Mapcode National: GBR KX.XX7B

Mapcode Global: FRA 26NY.4W8

Plus Code: 9C2RR38G+75

Entry Name: East Heywood Farmhouse

Listing Date: 8 October 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1105385

English Heritage Legacy ID: 92888

Location: Bondleigh, West Devon, Devon, EX20

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Bondleigh

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Bondleigh St James the Apostle

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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5/5 East Heywood Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Circa early C16 with C17 alterations and addition. Rendered cob walls
corrugated asbestos roof gabled to right end and to rear wing. Rendered rubble
axial stack offset from ridge, rendered brick stack at right gable end and
projecting rendered lateral stack with brick shaft at side of wing.
Plan: Originally 3-room-and-through-passage plan almost certainly with an open hall
although there is no direct evidence of this. What looks like an original hall
window at the rear of the house is in fact over the lower end - either it has been
re-used or there was some form of 1st floor solar at the lower end. In the Cl7
considerable alterations were made to the house. It was floored throughout and a
hall stack inserted backing onto the passage. Behind the inner room a substantial
mid C17 parlour wing was built heated by a lateral stack. The lower room was also
probably extended at this time. In the circa mid C20 the thatch was removed from
the roof and any evidence of a medieval roof probably went with it. The house was
refenestrated at the front but the rear elevation left relatively unaltered.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 5 window front of early-mid C20 2 and 3-light
casements, some with small panes. 1st floor right-hand window is transomed and may
be earlier. Gabled C20 part-glazed porch at centre. Rear elevation has C19 plank
door at rear of passage to right of centre. To its left on the 1st floor is a tall
circa early C16 wooden mullion window with richly moulded mullions and jambs and
depressed 4-centred heads to the 2 outer lights. A C20 window has been inserted
into the 2 inner lights. Moulded wooden lintel above. To the right is a much
smaller 2-light C17 chamfered wooden mullion window with leaded panes. C20 2-light
casement to its right. Beyond that the wing projects with a C20 leanto porch
against its inner face above which is a C17 3-light wooden mullion window the
glazing of which has been replaced.
Interior: Hall has chamfered cross beams with hollow steps stops. Open fireplace
but the lintel has been renewed. Lower room has very substantial cross beams with
convex stops. 2 C17 doorframes survive to the inner room - one from the hall, one
from the wing - both square-headed and chamfered. The wing has a chamfered axial
beam and a blocked fireplace with ovolo-moulded wooden lintel resting on stone
Roof: Over the main range no original timbers survive; however the rear wing
retains its C17 timbers; straight principals with collar halved on with notched
This house preserves its C17 plan form with a number of contemporary features but is
particularly notable for tne unusual survival of a medieval timber window. It forms
an important group with a C17 detached kitchen (q.v) across its back courtyard and
also has attractive later farm buildings (q.v) to the front.

Listing NGR: SS6451903561

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