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Tillerton Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Cheriton Bishop, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7435 / 50°44'36"N

Longitude: -3.715 / 3°42'53"W

OS Eastings: 279094

OS Northings: 95166

OS Grid: SX790951

Mapcode National: GBR QJ.SK9F

Mapcode Global: FRA 3733.VXQ

Plus Code: 9C2RP7VP+92

Entry Name: Tillerton Farmhouse

Listing Date: 20 May 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1105999

English Heritage Legacy ID: 95117

Location: Cheriton Bishop, Mid Devon, Devon, EX6

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: 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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6/17 Tillerton Farmhouse


Farmhouse. Probably early C16 origins, improved and extended in late 016 and early
C17 with some C18 and C19 modernisations. Plastered cob on rubble footings; stone
and cob stacks with C19 brick tops; wheat reed thatched roof. Long, low, 2
storey building with upper floor largely in roofspace. Originally a 3-room-and-
through-passage plan with small inner room to north-west (left of south-west facing
front) and long service end, the latter a result of 1 or 2 extensions. Large
lateral stack projecting to front of hall and gable end stacks. Rear of passage
now occupied by C19 winder stair blocking original back door. Irregular front with
hall stack left of centre and passage door immediately to right. To left 2 light
casements with glazing bars to hall, inner room and chamber over hall, the latter
rising into the eaves; to right a horizontal sliding sash at extreme right end
and a small window right of front door and single first floor 3-light casement
rising into eaves, 5 pigeon-holes with slate landings are cut into cob under eaves
at left end. Well-preserved interior. Hall has oak plank and muntin screen with
moulded head beam at upper end and inner chamber jettied over a large framed
crosswall on moulded bressumer propped on (possibly later) curving oak brackets.
Remains of oak plank-and-muntin screen also at lower end. Large granite fireplace
with ovolo-moulded oak lintel in front wall, its small window in left corner
apparently part of C19 brick refurbishment. 2-bay roof carried on side-pegged
jointed cruck truss. Early C17 flooring with double ovolo moulded crossbeams with
scroll stops carved as leaves. A contemporary cornice of carved wood applied to
chimney breast has paired leaf decoration flanked by rosettes. C20 rear hall
window reuses early C17 iron casement with square leaded panes and shaped iron
catch. In service end roof is inaccessible but 3 exposed cross beams to ground
floor; inner 2 have deep chamfers with early C17 stops. In C18 service end
apparently extended 1 bay with plain finished cross beam and contemporary end
fireplace, now blocked. C18 rearrangement apparently included small dairy off
passage and blocked remains of door to front (now including small window) and
blocked square sectioned mullion window to rear show from this period. Inner room
fireplace and other early features remain hidden. A fine unmodernised example of a
multi-phase Devon farmhouse.

Listing NGR: SX7909495166

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