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Latitude: 50.9579 / 50°57'28"N
Longitude: -3.3537 / 3°21'13"W
OS Eastings: 305018
OS Northings: 118476
OS Grid: ST050184
Mapcode National: GBR LP.MXX4
Mapcode Global: FRA 36VL.57R
Entry Name: West End Farmhouse
Listing Date: 17 March 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1106416
English Heritage Legacy ID: 95950
Location: Holcombe Rogus, Mid Devon, Devon, TA21
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
- Test End Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Early or mid C16 with major later C16 and C17 improvements, modernised
and partly rebuilt circa 1930. Plastered cob on stone rubble footings; stone rubble
stacks, one still with its original stone rubble chimneyshaft; slate roof (formerly
Plan and development: originally a 3-room-and-through-passage plan facing south-
west. The former inner room, at the left (north-west) end, has a gable-end stack.
The former hall has an axial stack backing onto the site of the passage. The
partition between hall and innner room has been removed and the 2 rooms united. The
rear of the passage is now blocked by C20 staircase. 2-storey front porch. The
service end has a 2-room plan with axial stack between but this end is a complete
rebuild of circa 1930. The original house was an open hall house heated by an open
hearth fire. The hall and inner room parlour fireplaces were probably inserted
between the mid C16 and early C17, the hall one first. The hall was floored over in
the late C16 or early C17, probably the same time the porch was built. Now 2
Exterior: irregular 2:1:1 window front of C20 casements with glazing bars. The
gabled porch, a little right of centre has a plain outer doorway containing a C20
plank door door. Secondary C20 door and lean-to porch on right end. Roof is gable-
Interior: is mostly the result of C20 modernisations. For instance both hall and
inner room fireplaces are blocked by C20 grates. No carpentry detail shows in the
inner room end but the hall section has a soffit-chamfered and pyramid stopped
crossbeam. The roof section overthe hall and Inner room is made up of C16 trusses.
The lower sections are plastered over but their shape suggest they are jointed
crucks. Only the hall part of the roofspace was available for inspection at the
time of this survey and it was smoke-blackened from the open hearth fire.
Listing NGR: ST0501818476
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