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Allison Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Spreyton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7545 / 50°45'16"N

Longitude: -3.873 / 3°52'22"W

OS Eastings: 267973

OS Northings: 96657

OS Grid: SX679966

Mapcode National: GBR Q9.LSYV

Mapcode Global: FRA 27S2.T3P

Plus Code: 9C2RQ43G+QQ

Entry Name: Allison Farmhouse

Listing Date: 4 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1106049

English Heritage Legacy ID: 94930

Location: Spreyton, West Devon, Devon, EX17

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Spreyton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: South Tawton St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Farmhouse including former barn. Mid or late C17, refurbished in the mid C19.
Plastered cob on stone rubble footings; stone rubble stacks topped with C19 and C20
brick; thatch roof.
Plan and development: long block built across a gentle hillslope facing east-north-
east, say east. The house is at the left (south) end. It has a 2-room plan with
central entrance lobby and stair. The left room is the kitchen with a projecting
gable-end stack and the parlour to right has an axial stack backing onto the stair.
The right end section includes workshop and storerooms with bed chambers.
Originally there was a 1-room plan cottage at the left end with a threshing barn
alongside with full height opposing central doorways onto the threshing floor. The
house was refurbished in the mid C19 and enlarged by encroaching into the barn to
provide the parlour. Afterwards the rest of the barn was used as a ciderhouse. In
the C20 the house was enlarged by taking over the former hayloft for bed chambers
and thereafter the remaining ground floor space was used as workshop and stores. 2
storeys with outshot to rear of former kitchen.
Exterior: irregular 3:1:2-window front of C20 casements with glazing bars. The
projecting bay is the filling of the barn door in front of the projecting midstrey
walls. To left it is an almost symmetrical arrangement around the main front
doorway; now containing a part-glazed panelled door behind a C20 path with
monopitch roof. Roof is gable-ended. The outshot to rear was originally open-
Interior has plain carpentry detail. Roof was not inspected although the bases of
straight principals showed.
Allison is a historic settlement and yet it seems likely that the old farmhouse was
on a different site.
Source: Devon SMR.

Listing NGR: SX6797396657

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