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Beara Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in King's Nympton, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.956 / 50°57'21"N

Longitude: -3.8663 / 3°51'58"W

OS Eastings: 269018

OS Northings: 119049

OS Grid: SS690190

Mapcode National: GBR L0.N0CD

Mapcode Global: FRA 26SL.3LG

Entry Name: Beara Farmhouse

Listing Date: 25 October 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1106689

English Heritage Legacy ID: 97291

Location: King's Nympton, North Devon, Devon, EX37

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: King's Nympton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Kingsnympton St James the Apostle

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

KINGS NYMPTON
SS 61 NE
3/114 Beara Farmhouse
- II
Farmhouse. Probably early C16, remodelled in late C16 or early C17 with C19
alterations. Painted rendered stone rubble and cob. Thatch roof, half-hipped at
left end, with gable end to right. Rendered front lateral stack with offsets and
tall brick shaft towards lower left end, axial brick stack and brick stack at right
end.
Plan: original core consists of hall, with cross-passage to left and inner room to
right. The lower end appears to have been demolished, the left end wall having been
rebuilt entirely in stone rubble. There is no access to the roofspace but the
single jointed cruck truss over the hall suggests the hall was originally open to the
roof. In the late C16 or early C17 the hall was ceiled and the hall stack inserted.
The inner room, heated by the axial, (formerly gable end) stack, may have been ceiled
from the outset. Probably in the late C17 or C18 an extension of single room plan
was added at the right, upper end. This was used within living memory as a cider-
house. The staircase is situated to the rear of the inner room stack. Dairy
outshut to rear of hall and inner room.
Exterior: 2 storeys. 5-window range. 2-light casement 6 panes per light above
plank door to left of hall stack, which has slated bread oven projection. Two 2-
light casements 6 panes per light above 2 C20 windows to right. Extension at right
end has 2 half dormers with 2-light casement above C20 stable door and C20 2-light
window.
Interior: hall has single deep chamfered cross ceiling beam with hollow step stops.
Partition between hall and cross passage has partly exposed headrail of screen, which
may survive concealed. Flag floor to front of cross-passage. Hall fireplace
concealed in C20 but retains timber lintel. Probably C19 hall bench and window seat
with panelled backs. Dairy fittings principally intact. C18 or early C19 dog-leg
staircase breaking into 2 flights beside inner room stack. C19 plank doors intact to
upper storey.
Roof: no access to roofspace but single side-pegged jointed cruck truss over hall,
the front principal probably altered when the hall stack was added. No roof
principals visible to inner room and the heavy purlins to the extension is carried
entirely on the partition and gable end walls.


Listing NGR: SS6901819049

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