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North Breazle Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Bratton Clovelly, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7079 / 50°42'28"N

Longitude: -4.198 / 4°11'52"W

OS Eastings: 244898

OS Northings: 92115

OS Grid: SX448921

Mapcode National: GBR NT.4MJ7

Mapcode Global: FRA 2736.LB3

Plus Code: 9C2QPR52+5Q

Entry Name: North Breazle Farmhouse

Listing Date: 7 September 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1105624

English Heritage Legacy ID: 94264

Location: Bratton Clovelly, West Devon, Devon, EX20

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Bratton Clovelly

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Bratton Clovelly St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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6/9 North Breazle Farmhouse

- II*

Farmhouse. Circa 1500 with C17 and C20 alterations. Rendered cob walls. Gable
ended slate roof. Projecting rubble stack at left gable end; rendered rubble stack
at right gable end; projecting rubble lateral stack at right side of hall bay with
rendered brick shaft.
3-room and through-passage plan. Both the lower and inner rooms have solid wall
partitions, the latter full height, the former only head height. Originally with
central hearth open to the roof at least over the hall. Ceiled in early to mid C17
when hall stack was added integral to a large projecting hall bay, lateral to its
right-hand wall. Inner and lower room gable end stacks also inserted in C17; newel
stairs in projection at rear of inner room. In C20 rear door of passage blocked and
staircase inserted there. The lower room fireplace was removed and a door put in
its place.
2 storeys. Asymmetrical 3-window front with large projecting 2-storey gabled hall
bay at centre. Mainly C19 casements although left-hand and right-hand first floor
windows are C20 of 2 and 4 lights. Ground floor windows to left and centre are 4-
light with a 3-light window to the right. First floor window at centre has 2
lights. These windows have H-L hinges. To right of centre is C19 panelled and
glazed door to front of passage under C20 porch with leanto slate roof. Rear
elevation towards right-hand end has semi-circular projection for newel stairs.
Interior: Over lower end of hall 1 arch-braced smoke-blackened truss survives with
rafters and ridge, which has curved feet the full extent of which are not visible.
Morticed cambered collar and threaded purlins with morticed apex and diagonal ridge.
Inner room truss visible only on 1st floor possibly contemporary with morticed
cambered collar. Over the lower end are softwood trusses probably C18 or C19. The
doorway to the hall from the passage has a shouldered cranked head but is encased on
the front.
The hall fireplace has a chamfered wooden lintel with ogee stops and chamfered
granite jambs. The lower room has chamfered longitudinal beams with hollow step
stops; on 1 beam the stop curiously finishes further in on one side than the oth<r.
The particular interest of this house is in the large hall bay with its integral
stack which is a most unusual feature and might be a unique arrangement. The hall
is quite narrow from higher to lower side, so when the hall was floored there would
not have been much room for the stack in the conventional position. The solution
was to build a large hall bay thereby enlarging the hall and putting the fireplace
in the bay.

Listing NGR: SX4489892115

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