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Lower South Dean Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Trentishoe, Devon

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Latitude: 51.2163 / 51°12'58"N

Longitude: -3.9455 / 3°56'43"W

OS Eastings: 264219

OS Northings: 148138

OS Grid: SS642481

Mapcode National: GBR KW.3Q93

Mapcode Global: VH4M7.KPJH

Plus Code: 9C3R6383+GR

Entry Name: Lower South Dean Farmhouse

Listing Date: 9 April 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1106789

English Heritage Legacy ID: 97122

Location: Trentishoe, North Devon, Devon, EX31

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Town: North Devon

Civil Parish: Trentishoe

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Trentishoe St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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SS 64 NW
2/150 Lower South Dean Farmhouse
- II
Farmhouse. Late C17 with C19 alterations and outbuildings at each end converted to
form part of dwelling in C20. Painted stone rubble. Slate roof to main range,
asbestos slate roof at right end, pantiled roof to left end. Tall rear lateral
stone rubble hall stack and stone rubble stack at right end of main range with
tapered caps and drips.
Basically 3-room-and-through-passage plan, the front through-passage doorway blocked
in C19 and a window inserted, and entrance made direct into hall. Former dairy to
lower end to left of passage, hall heated by rear lateral stack to right with a
narrow heated inner room beyond which has projecting stair turret to its rear. In
C20, probaby a former barn at right (upper) end and outbuilding at left end with
slightly lower roof height were taken in to form part of dwelling. C19 outshut with
slate roof to rear of lower end.
2 storeys. 5 window range in all to main range. Principally C19 and early C20
fenestration. From left end 2 2-light casements, 4 panes per light, 2 paned window,
2 light casement 6 panes per light and 2 light casement 4 panes per light. Ground
floor has C20 door inserted into dairy to left of small C19 3 light window inserted
in blocked through passage doorway. Projecting stone rubble porch with half-glazed
plank door and hall window projection with 2-light casement 6 panes per light to
right. Converted outbuilding at left end has 3 light window over blocked doorway
with inserted C20 window. Converted barn has large dormer over 4 light casement.
Interior: single chamfered axial ceiling beam with straight cut stops to inner room.
Original straight-run stone steps with slate treads to rear stair projection. Hall
has two unchamfered axial ceiling beams and C19 lintel to fireplace which has bread
oven with cast iron door. Solid stone rubble wall rising only to first floor level
between hall and inner room. Original flagstone floors to hall and through-passage.
Lime-ash floor to inner room. C17 roof structure intact beneath superimposed slate
roof with 3 trusses with straight principals, two tiers of trenched purlins and
diagonally set ridge purlin and typical C17 dove-tailed collars.

Listing NGR: SS6421948138

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