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Latitude: 50.9474 / 50°56'50"N
Longitude: -3.4029 / 3°24'10"W
OS Eastings: 301543
OS Northings: 117378
OS Grid: ST015173
Mapcode National: GBR LM.NPQ4
Mapcode Global: FRA 36RL.XST
Plus Code: 9C2RWHWW+XR
Entry Name: Houndsmoor Farmhouse
Listing Date: 17 March 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1106401
English Heritage Legacy ID: 96014
Location: Uplowman, Mid Devon, Devon, EX16
Civil Parish: Uplowman
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Uplowman St Peter
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
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4/165 Houndsmoor Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Mid C17, refurbished in the late C19. Plastered stone rubble; stone
rubble stack with its original tall divided chimneyshaft of stone rubble, extended
with C19 brick; coated slate roof, originally thatch.
Plan and development: 5-room plan lobby entrance house facing south built down a
relatively steep hillslope. Uphill at the right (east) end there is a small
unheated room with no connecting doorway from the main house. The next room is the
parlour and the centre room the original kitchen. A large axial stack between
parlour and kitchen serves back-to-back fireplaces. In front of the stack is the
lobby entrance and the stair rises from the parlour behind the stack. Downhill at
the left (west) end there are 2 unheated rooms, the end one was probably a dairy.
The inner room here is no wider than a passage but there is no evidence of doorways
either end. This appears to be a single phase farmhouse. However in the C19 the
roof was rebuilt apparently at a higher level than the original. House is 2
Exterior: irregular 4-window front still contains 3 probably original windows; oak-
framed with slender chamfered mullions and containing rectangular panes of leaded
glass. (There is another on the back). The rest have been replaced with C20
casements without glazing bars. The lobby entrance is roughly central and now
contains a C20 plank door with a contemporary gabled porch. The right end room has
a front doorway containing another C20 plank door. The roof is gable-ended and
steps down in level in the centre. Before the roof was raised the divided
chimneyshaft must have been a dominating feature; it is still quite impressive.
Interior: the left end room (the dairy) axial beams, the kitchen and parlour
crossbeams are all soffit-chamfered with step-stops. The partitions between the 2
left end service rooms and between service room and kitchen are plastered but the
former appears to include a cranked doorhead and in the latter the headbeam shows of
what appears to be (or have been) an oak plank-and-muntin screen. The kitchen has a
large stone rubble fireplace with a soffit-chamfered and scroll-stoppped oak lintel.
Roof not inspected but the bases of apparently C19 A-frame trusses show on the first
This is an interesting single phase C17 farmhouse. It is high in the hills and may
represent a C17 enclosure.
Listing NGR: ST0154317378
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