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South Ash

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

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Latitude: 50.9706 / 50°58'14"N

Longitude: -3.8708 / 3°52'14"W

OS Eastings: 268741

OS Northings: 120686

OS Grid: SS687206

Mapcode National: GBR KZ.M57F

Mapcode Global: FRA 26SK.1T9

Plus Code: 9C2RX4CH+6M

Entry Name: South Ash

Listing Date: 20 February 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1106697

English Heritage Legacy ID: 97312

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

County: 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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SS 62 SE
1/135 South Ash
- II
Farmhouse, now private dwelling. Late C16 or early C17 but possibly earlier fabric
concealed. Painted rendered stone rubble and cob. Thatch roof gable end to left,
half-hipped to right end. Front lateral stone rubble hall stack with tapered cap
heightened in brick, and brick stack at left end.
Plan: Overall T-shape on plan. Front range of longhouse type with lofted
stables/shippon at lower end to right of wide through-passage with hall heated by
front lateral stack and inner room beyond at left end. Dairy and stairhall wing to
rear of hall. Although roofspace not accessible, the entire range appears to have
been largely re-roofed, possibly in the C19, when the roof of the rear wing was
extended forward over the hall which therefore has a front gable and the hall stack
has had to be considerably heightened. The effect has been to accentuate the L-
shaped plan of the dwelling part. The rear wall of the hall was removed to open it
up with the rear wing which is divided axially to create a dairy on the lower side
and a straight-run staircase on the upper side running from back to front. At the
same time a rear entrance was created into the inner room close to the angle of the
rear wing, and there appears also to have been an opposing front doorway which has
subsequently been blocked; indeed, all the openings to the inner room on the farm
courtyard side have been blocked.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Single window to hall bay on each floor, late C19 and early
C20 fenestration. Ground floor window of 4 lights, 3 panes per light. Leanto slate
canopy to through-passage doorway with plank door. Stable/shippon range to right has
loft plank door above 2 plank doors with window opening between.
Interior: C19 joinery largely intact; stables/shippon range retains stall fittings,
cobbled floor and mangers. Chamfered lintel to hall fireplace which has bread oven.
Hall ceiling beams replaced when rear wall removed and single axial been inserted.
Deep chamfered cross ceiling beam to rear wing. Solid stone rubble partition wall
between hall and inner room. Inner room has 2 chamfered cross ceiling beams and
bressumer at lower end. Integral cupboard on front wall. Fireplace has unchamfered
lintel and bread oven. No access to roof space but straight feet of principals with
light scantling suggest major reroofing probably in C19. However, butting up against
the hall/upper room partition is a lower truss with boxed in feet of straight
principals, suggesting part of the earlier roof structure survives.

Listing NGR: SS6874120686

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