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Latitude: 50.8335 / 50°50'0"N
Longitude: -3.8259 / 3°49'33"W
OS Eastings: 271513
OS Northings: 105363
OS Grid: SS715053
Mapcode National: GBR L1.WYBH
Mapcode Global: FRA 26WW.M9V
Entry Name: Loosebeare Farmhouse Including Garden Walls and Gates Adjoining to South
Listing Date: 15 December 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1106574
English Heritage Legacy ID: 95621
Location: Zeal Monachorum, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17
District: Mid Devon
Civil Parish: Zeal Monachorum
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Zeal Monachorum St Peter
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS 70 NW
2/70 Loosebeare Farmhouse
- including garden walls and
gates adjoining to south
Farmhouse. Probably C17 or earlier, enlarged and rearranged in early C19. Rear
block of plastered cob on rubble footings, front block of plastered stone rubble;
stone rubble stacks topped with C19 brick; slate roofs.
House faces south and is made up of 2 parallel ranges with a very narrow connecting
wing. The rear block appears to be the original farmhouse with a 4-room plan and
central axial stack. In the early C19 this part was relegated to service usage and
a new front block built about 2m in front of the older block and over the left end.
It has a 2-room plan with central entrance hall and staircase and end stacks. Both
are 2 storeys but the newer block is taller.
The main front (the early C19 block) has a symmetrical 3-window front around a
central doorway. The outer windows are 16-pane sashes and there is a central first
floor 12 pane sash. The original 6-panel door now lies behind a later C19 - early
C20 gabled porch with glass roof and walls. The eaves are carried on pairs of
shaped brackets and the roof is gable ended. The end walls have 2 windows, the
front blind and rear 16-pane sashes. The narrow connecting wing contains a secondary
doorway. The front of the rear block projecting to right (east) contains a C19 3-
light casement with glazing bars on each floor. There are C19 and C20 casements to
rear. The rear block roof is half-hipped to right and gable-ended to left.
Interior was not available for inspection at time of survey but the front block is
said to include early C19 joinery detail and there are exposed beams in the rear
The front garden is enclosed by low stone rubble walls which include a pair of
square-section granite gate posts with ball caps. There is a wrought iron gate with
closely-spaced lower rails curving at lockbar level to form an intersecting arcade.
The upper section is filled with intersecting semi-circles with some fleur-de-lys
finials and the top has a bifurcated scroll. The gate and walls are probably
contemporary with the early C19 build.
Listing NGR: SS7151305363
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