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Higher Hurston Farmhouse Including Garden Walls Adjoining to Front

A Grade II Listed Building in Chagford, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6425 / 50°38'32"N

Longitude: -3.8595 / 3°51'34"W

OS Eastings: 268612

OS Northings: 84183

OS Grid: SX686841

Mapcode National: GBR Q9.TY0Q

Mapcode Global: FRA 27TC.L7K

Plus Code: 9C2RJ4RR+X5

Entry Name: Higher Hurston Farmhouse Including Garden Walls Adjoining to Front

Listing Date: 16 September 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1106222

English Heritage Legacy ID: 94563

Location: Chagford, West Devon, Devon, TQ13

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Chagford

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Chagford St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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5/32 Higher Hurston Farmhouse including
- garden walls adjoining to front


Farmhouse. C17, probably C16 core, extensively refurbished and extended in late C19-
early C20. Granite stone rubble with large dressed quoins and some granite ashlar
dressings; granite stacks with granite ashlar chimney shafts; thatch roof, slate to
Plan and development: originally a 3-room-and-through-passage plan house facing
south with the service and room at the right (eastern) end. The present layout
however is the result of the late C19-early C20 refurbishment. The service end room
is now a parlour with a new or rebuilt late C19-early C20 end stack. Rear of passage
is now blocked by a stair and bathroom block projecting at right angles. The hall
has a large axial stack backing onto the through passage. The inner room is an
unheated dairy. The kitchen beyond was added probably in the C17 and has an end
stack. The kitchen and rear are terraced into the slope. Outshots to rear of hall
and inner room/dairy. 2 storeys.
Exterior: irregular 5-window front of late C19-early C20 timber mullion-and-transom
windows containing rectangular panes of leaded glass. The ground floor windows have
segmental arches of granite ashlar over, and the first floor windows have timber
lintels. The front passage doorway is right of centre has a segmental arch like the
windows and contains a large late C19-early C20 plank door with cover strips and
ornate wrought iron strap hinges. Contemporary stone rubble porch with gabled slate
roof and segmental outer arch. To left of the doorway the regularity of the
fenestration is broken by a gap. This contains a small fixed light ground floor
window and, at first floor level, a row of 3 pigeon holes and a slate nowy-headed
sundial inscribed T Willing 1851. Straight join shows between inner room and kitchen
extension. Roof is gable-ended to right and hipped to left.
Interior: shows few features earlier than the late C19-early C20 although the basic
fabric appears to be C17. The ground floor rooms have plain soffit-chamfered
crossbeams. The hall fireplace is late C16 or C17; large, granite ashlar with
hollow-chamfered granite lintel. Only limited access was possible to the roof but
the hall trusses were clean with pegged lap-jointed collars and the principals have
curving feet; probably late C17 in date. In the late C19-early C20 the ground floor
walls were stripped back to the granite. Most of the joinery detail is late C19-
early C20 including the stairs which have spat balusters and granite steps.
The narrow front garden is enclosed by low granite rubble walls which ramp down to
follow the slope.

Listing NGR: SX6861284183

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