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Latitude: 50.9672 / 50°58'1"N
Longitude: -3.3186 / 3°19'6"W
OS Eastings: 307505
OS Northings: 119464
OS Grid: ST075194
Mapcode National: GBR LR.M735
Mapcode Global: FRA 36YK.6Z4
Entry Name: Higher Brinscott Farmhouse
Listing Date: 17 March 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1106414
English Heritage Legacy ID: 95947
Location: Holcombe Rogus, Mid Devon, Devon, TA21
District: Mid Devon
Civil Parish: Holcombe Rogus
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Holcombe Rogus All Saints
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
ST 01 NE
5/97 Higher Brinscott Farmhouse
Farmhouse. C16 and C17, thoroughy renovated in the late C19. Plastered cob on
stone rubble footings; stone rubble stacks and chimneyshafts topped with C19 and C20
brick; slate roof, formerly thatch.
Plan and development: T-plan building. The main block faces south-west and it has
2 rooms with a through passage between. The left end room has a service end kitchen
with a large gable-end stack. A C19 stair has been inserted here alongside the
passage. The hall has an axial stack backing onto the passage. In the C19 the inner
room end was rebuilt as an unheated 2-room plan crosswing. Since the roof is
inaccessible (and may have been replaced) it is not possible to determine the early
development of the house in detail. Nevertheless its clear that the hall at least
was open to the roof originally. Maybe it was heated by an open hearth fire. If so
the hall fireplace was inserted in the mid or late C16 and the hall was floored over
in the late C16 - early C17. The service end was rebuilt as a kitchen in the mid
C17. House is 2 storeys.
Exterior: irregular 3:1 window front of C19 and C20 casements with glazing bars.
The hall window has been enlarged to a French window. Passage front door is roughly
central and contains a C17 oak doorframe with chamfered surround. It contains a C20
door and gabled porch is also C20. Roofs of both wings are gable-ended.
Interior: on the lower side of the passage there remains a length of a C16 oak
plank-and-muntin screen, the muntins chamfered with cut diagonal stops. The service
end former kitchen crossbeams both have deep soffit-chamfers one of them with scroll
stops. The fireplace here was blocked in the C20 using a C19 chimneypiece. On the
upper side of the passage, behind the back of the hall stack a C16 oak 2-centred
arch doorway has been cut to take a square-headed door. Large hall fireplace of
chert rubble with a soffit-chamfered oak lintel. The ceiling is carried on an 8-
panel intersecting beam ceiling of moulded beams. Other C16 and C17 carpentry
probably remains hidden under later plaster. The roofspace is inaccessible and no
signs of any trusses show. Maybe the roof has been replaced but the owner thinks
some old timbers remain.
Listing NGR: ST0750519464
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