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Latitude: 50.9666 / 50°57'59"N
Longitude: -3.3691 / 3°22'8"W
OS Eastings: 303959
OS Northings: 119469
OS Grid: ST039194
Mapcode National: GBR LP.MD8V
Mapcode Global: FRA 36TK.C9J
Entry Name: Hurfords Mead
Listing Date: 5 April 1966
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1106447
English Heritage Legacy ID: 95930
Location: Hockworthy, Mid Devon, Devon, TA21
District: Mid Devon
Civil Parish: Hockworthy
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Hockworthy St Simon and St Jude
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
ST 01 NW
- Hurfords Mead
House. C16 and C17, extensively renovated and partly rebuilt circa 1965. Plastered
stone rubble; stone rubble stacks one with stone rubble chimneyshaft, the other
topped with C20 brick; slate roof, formerly thatch.
Plan: double-depth house facing south. In fact the front rooms form the historic
core and make up a 3-room-and-through-passage plan. At the right (east) end is an
unheated inner room. The hall has an axial stack backing onto the former passage.
The service end kitchen has a large end stack. The former kitchen has been enlarged
by the removal of the lower passage screen. Since the roof has been replaced it is
not possible to determine the historic development of the house but it seems likely
that it began in the C16 as an open hall house. The hall stack was probably an
insertion in the late C16. The hall was floored over in the late C16- early C17 and
the service end kitchen stack inserted in the C17. Some of the rear rooms probably
originated as C17 or C18 outshots but circa 1965 these were brought into full
domestic use, the walls were raised and a new roof erected. The main stair is in
the rear. House is 2 storeys.
Exterior: irregular 4-window front of circa 1965 casements with glazing bars. The
former passage front doorway is left of centre and contains a circa 1965 iron-framed
glass door. Roof is hipped each end. The rear (facing the road) contains some
leaded glass windows and a panelled door.
Interior: is largely the result of the circa 1965 renovation. The service end
kitchen ceiling was replaced then. The fireplace here however is C17. It is large,
plastered stone rubble with a soffit-chamfered oak lintel. The hall fireplace is
also large and has a soffit-chamfered oak lintel. Here there is an 8-panel
intersecting beam ceiling with broad hollow-chamfered soffits. The doorway from
hall to inner room is a C16 oak 2-centred doorframe with chamfered surround. The
rest of the house appears to date from circa 1965 although an early roof truss might
be buried in the back of the hall stack.
Listing NGR: ST0395919469
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