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East Aylescott

A Grade II Listed Building in Burrington, Devon

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Latitude: 50.93 / 50°55'48"N

Longitude: -3.9679 / 3°58'4"W

OS Eastings: 261804

OS Northings: 116349

OS Grid: SS618163

Mapcode National: GBR KV.PQMD

Mapcode Global: FRA 26LN.601

Plus Code: 9C2RW2JJ+2R

Entry Name: East Aylescott

Listing Date: 8 January 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1106755

English Heritage Legacy ID: 97138

Location: Burrington, North Devon, Devon, EX37

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Burrington

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Burrington Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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SS 61 NW

5/8 East Aylescott

Farmhouse. C15 core, remodelled probably in C18 with C19 and C20 alterations.
Rendered stone rubble and cob. Asbestos slate roof, hipped at left end. Axial
brick stack and brick stack at right gable end, both with toothed course around the
Basically 2-room and through-passage plan with hall to left heated by stack backing
onto passage and lower end room to right. Passage contains straight-run staircase.
The hall was originally open to the roof, and may well have remained so until the
C18 when the stack was probably inserted and the lower end including the through
passage entirely rebuilt. The higher left end was also modified by the insertion of
the hip and it is therefore unclear whether the house extended further to the left.
2 storeys. 4-window range. C20 fenestration, 2-light casements. Ground floor
right-hand window has 2-light casement 8 panes per light. 4-light hall window to
left of porch with slated gabled roof and semi-circular arched doorway. C20 inner
door. Bread oven projection with slate capping immediately to left of porch.
Slated dairy outshut partially rebuilt in C20 to rear of hall.
Interior. Heavily altered in C19 and mostly in C20. Hall retains 2 cross ceiling
beams, 1 chamfered and unstopped, the other cased in. Chamfered lintel to hall
fireplace with bread oven. Creamery recess in rear wall of hall.
The roof trusses over the lower end replaced in C18 with principals of light
scantling and lapped pegged collars. The roof over the hall, however, is of a fine
quality, indicating that this was once a farmhouse of some stature There are 2
raised archbraced cruck trusses, the soffits of the archbraces chamfered, with short
connecting pieces to the soffits of the morticed and tenoned cranked collars.
Diagonally threaded ridge purlin and 2 tiers of threaded purlins, the lower tier
chamfered on both upper and lower sides with a single windbrace surviving to the
front and 2 to the rear. All the roof members over the hall, including a few
surviving rafters, are heavily smoke-blackened. The lower truss is set immediately
in front of the inserted stack. At the upper end, the modification in the C18 to
hipped construction, involved the sawing off of the ends of the original purlins,
but this second bay appears to have been truncated by the insertion of the left end
gable wall to support the hip, suggesting that originally the house may have
extended further to the left.

Listing NGR: SS6180416349

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