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Latitude: 50.8846 / 50°53'4"N
Longitude: -3.4077 / 3°24'27"W
OS Eastings: 301074
OS Northings: 110399
OS Grid: ST010103
Mapcode National: GBR LM.SNHC
Mapcode Global: FRA 36RR.N8P
Entry Name: Lower Coombe Farmhouse
Listing Date: 11 June 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1105893
English Heritage Legacy ID: 95371
Location: Halberton, Mid Devon, Devon, EX15
District: Mid Devon
Civil Parish: Halberton
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Halberton
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
HALBERTON BRITHEM BOTTOM
ST 01 SW
2/184 Lower Coombe Farmhouse
Farmhouse. C16, with C17 and later alterations. Cob and stone rubble, plastered,
under gabled end slate roofs. Formerly a 3-room, through-passage plan, with 2 rear
wings, 1 to the service end, the other to the hall. Higher end to the left of
passage; end stacks, that to the right originally external and partially dismantled;
external rear lateral stack heats hall; all with brick shafts. 2-storeys, with
newel staircase at service end to rear of stack; and evidence of another now gone,
at corresponding corner of inner room; present main stairs occupy former passage.
Front: 3-window range; all C19 three-light casement windows; timber, open porch with
slate roof to passage; the right wing projection (under catslide roof) marks former
smoking chamber, subsequently converted into small chamber with a (now blocked)
window, visible internally.
Rear: service end wing with 2 and 4-light C19 casement windows to end, probably
inserted into C17 embrasures; an earlier 4-light casement with chamfered mullions
and jambs; 8 or 10-panes per light, and with a sliding butterfly catch and
stanchions, survive to the ground floor outer side elevation of this wing; wing to
rear of hall with end stack, partially rebuilt; the first floor 2-light window to
the left of this with ovolo moulded mullion and jambs, 10 leaded panes per light,
C19 two-light window to right of stack; C19 two and 3-light casements in early
embrasures to outer face of this wing. Inner room chamber with 3-light casement
window with chamfered mullions and jamb.
Interior: inner room fireplace lintel, wooden, with unusual barley-sugar moulding to
concave moulding; rough cross beam with mortices marks position of former screen
between this room and hall; service end fireplace lintel with hollow step stops; 1
deeply chamfered cross beam.
Roof: 2 periods: 1, possibly C16, with 2 jointed crucks; the other, later with
trusses crossed and pegged at apex.
Listing NGR: ST0107410399
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