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Lower Coombe Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Halberton, Devon

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1105893

English Heritage Legacy ID: 95371

Location: Halberton, Mid Devon, Devon, EX15

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Halberton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Halberton

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

HALBERTON BRITHEM BOTTOM
ST 01 SW
2/184 Lower Coombe Farmhouse
-
- II

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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