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Anderton Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Bere Ferrers, Devon

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Latitude: 50.4956 / 50°29'44"N

Longitude: -4.1592 / 4°9'33"W

OS Eastings: 246949

OS Northings: 68423

OS Grid: SX469684

Mapcode National: GBR NV.L5J4

Mapcode Global: FRA 275R.9FP

Plus Code: 9C2QFRWR+68

Entry Name: Anderton Farmhouse

Listing Date: 26 January 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1105515

English Heritage Legacy ID: 92588

Location: Bere Ferrers, West Devon, Devon, PL20

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Bere Ferrers

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

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3/1 Anderton Farmhouse
- II

Farmhouse. Circa early C17 with C19 and C20 extensions. Lime-washed rubble walls.
Gable-ended asbestos slate roof. Rendered rubble axial stack and brick shaft to
stack at right hand gable end.
Original plan slightly obscure as only one room remains of the C17 house although it
has later extensions either side. This room has a fireplace at one end with an
original doorway beside it and a newel stair projection at the rear; on the opposite
end wall is a C17 window which shows that this was originally an outside wall. It
is possible that the house originally consisted of only one room with gable end
entrance adjoining the chimney stack but the quality of the features is of an
unusually high quality for a 1 room house. The other alternative is a 2 room plan
possibly with a central passage with the principal (surviving) room to the left
heated by an axial stack backing onto the passage, and probably a service room to
the right which was rebuilt in the C19. A rear parallel block was added in the
early C20. At the left hand end of the original room is a late C20 1 room
2 storeys. Asymmetrical 5 window front, the original central section has a 2 window
facade of C19 casements on the 1st floor with small panes and H-L hinges, 3 lights
to the left and 2 light to the right. Similar 2 light C20 casements below. Late
C20 extension at left hand end and C19 2 storey extension at right-hand end with 2
window front of small paned casements and lean-to brick porch with C20 plank door to
the left.
Interior contains a number of C17 features of a surprisingly good quality for such a
small house - these are concentrated in the original section of the house. In the
ground floor room are 3 chamfered cross beams with traces of hollow step stops and
complete set of joists with beaded edges. The fireplace has a wooden lintel which
has been hacked away at the centre and cut off at one end. Beside the fireplace is
an original square-headed wooden doorframe chamfered on the outside with mason's
mitres. On opposite wall to the fireplace in principal room is 2 light wood
mullioned window with depressed 4-centred arched lights. At the rear of this room
is a small room with curved walls which almost certainly housed a newel staircase.
2 original roof trusses survive in this section of the house which consist of
substantial straight principals with threaded purlins and morticed apex. Collars
are halved onto the principals with dovetail joints; one collar is cambered and
soffit chamfered and stopped, the other is a wany rougher timber.
The interest of this building lies particularly in its unusual plan form and the
high quality of the timber features in an area uncharacteristic for good quality

Listing NGR: SX4694968423

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