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Higher Eggbear Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Cheriton Bishop, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7199 / 50°43'11"N

Longitude: -3.7467 / 3°44'48"W

OS Eastings: 276794

OS Northings: 92595

OS Grid: SX767925

Mapcode National: GBR QH.MWR6

Mapcode Global: FRA 3715.N4Z

Plus Code: 9C2RP793+X8

Entry Name: Higher Eggbear Farmhouse

Listing Date: 20 May 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1105996

English Heritage Legacy ID: 95110

Location: Cheriton Bishop, Mid Devon, Devon, EX6

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Cheriton Bishop

Built-Up Area: Cheriton Bishop

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Cheriton Bishop St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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10/7 Higher Eggbear Farmhouse


Farmhouse. C16 with C17 improvements and extensions and C20 modernisations.
Plastered cob on rubble footings; stone stacks with exposed granite ashlar or
brick chimney shafts; thatched roof. Original 3-room-and-through-passage plan
with inner room to east. Now 2 storeys throughout facing south. Axial hall stack
backing onto passage and end stacks. C17 2-storey front porch incorporated into
C20 conservatory, small C17 2-storey, gable-ended block projecting to rear of hall
is probably former stair turret, and C17 outshots to rear. 5 window south front.
Passage door to projecting C20 glass-fronted conservatory with roof carried down
over and C17 first floor window oak, 3 lights, chamfered mullions with C19 leaded
square panes projecting through thatch as wide segmental-headed dormer. Other
windows C20 casements with glazing bars, all 2 lights except 3 lights to hall.
Eyebrows over 3 windows right of conservatory C20 doors to service and inner rooms.
Good interior. Smoke-blackened roof timbers and thatch over hall and service room
including side-pegged jointed cruck truss with cambered collar over hall suggests
early C16 house with open hearth and low partitions. Contemporary round-headed oak
doorframe to rear of passage. Later in C16 and early C17 inner room floored and
chamber jettied into hall, full height cob partition erected on lower side of
passage and service end floored, hall fireplace inserted (granite with moulded oak
lintel) with oak plank and muntin screen, rear extension built connected to hall
by oak flat-arched door. In mid C17 inner room extended to 3 bays with new roof
and granite fireplace with oak lintel chamfered with bar-roll stop in end wall and
winder stair to right. Cob outshots with C17 square-headed door from passage
extension to outshot behind service room.

Listing NGR: SX7679492595

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