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Great Burridge Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Chawleigh, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8941 / 50°53'38"N

Longitude: -3.7801 / 3°46'48"W

OS Eastings: 274900

OS Northings: 112017

OS Grid: SS749120

Mapcode National: GBR L3.RXX9

Mapcode Global: FRA 26ZR.14H

Plus Code: 9C2RV6V9+JW

Entry Name: Great Burridge Farmhouse

Listing Date: 19 February 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1106607

English Heritage Legacy ID: 95489

Location: Chawleigh, Mid Devon, Devon, EX18

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Chawleigh

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Chawleigh St James

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Great Burridge Farmhouse

Farmhouse. C16, much rebuilt in C17, rearranged in C19. Front is plastered
rubble, rest exposed cob with inserted rubble footings and some C19 work of exposed
stone rubble with brick dressings; thatch roof with some slate replacement.
C19 modernisation obscures original layout although it is derived from a 3-room-
and-through-passage plan facing south. The through passage has been removed but
was probably to right (east) of hall and service end room was until circa 1970 in
agricultural use and was unheated. Hall has front lateral stack and inner room has
rear projecting lateral stack. Dairy block at right angles to rear of hall,
Granary and store added in C19 on left (west) end the same width as main house but
under a roof at right angles. Both stairs are C20. 2 storeys.
Irregular 5-window front of C19 and C20 casements with glazing bars. The main
door, a C19 part-glazed plank door with contemporary monopitch and slate-roofed
porch is left of centre and inserted into former inner room. At right end is a C20
glazed door and window alongside is blocking a former doorway. Over the right
service end the eaves of the roof step down and lift over the right end first floor
window. Roof is gable-ended to right. At left end the gable end of the granary is
hidden by a C20 farm building. On the left end an external flight of stone steps
lead to first floor. The gable-ended dairy block has its western side wall rebuilt
in rubble with brick dressings.
Interior: the inner room now contains the main stair and entrance lobby. It
contains a late C16-early C17 crossbeam soffit-chamfered with step stops. The
large fireplace is built of rubble with a plain, possibly replacement, oak lintel.
The hall has a lower end internal jetty over the passage partition. The headbeam
of a plank-and-muntin screen is exposed on the passage side and has a scratch-
moulded cornice and Roman numeral carpenter's assembly marks. The bressumer of the
jetty is fluted with 4 convex moulds and must be late C16-early C17. The hall was
floored in the C17 with a double ovolo moulded and bar-runout stopped crossbeam.
The fireplace is blocked and the original may have been demolished. The service
end room has 2 crossbeams of large scantling with unstopped soffit chamfers. All
the internal partitions are timber framed and clad with plaster. The roof space is
inaccessible but the feet of the principal rafters show. They are large and neatly
squared suggesting that the roof is C17 and intact. The open truss over the hall
rests on vertical posts set into the wall and mortised, tenoned and pegged into the
principals - a kind of devolved jointed cruck. The dairy is late C16-early C17 and
includes a soffit-chamfered and step stopped crossbeam.

Listing NGR: SS7490012017

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