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Lemons Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Atherington, Devon

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Latitude: 50.9899 / 50°59'23"N

Longitude: -4.0074 / 4°0'26"W

OS Eastings: 259209

OS Northings: 123082

OS Grid: SS592230

Mapcode National: GBR KT.KSQV

Mapcode Global: FRA 26HH.GM8

Plus Code: 9C2QXXQV+X2

Entry Name: Lemons Farmhouse

Listing Date: 25 February 1965

Last Amended: 25 March 1965

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1106856

English Heritage Legacy ID: 96874

Location: Atherington, North Devon, Devon, EX37

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Atherington

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Atherington St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

Tagged with: Farmhouse

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Farmhouse. Probably late C15, remodelled in late C16 and early C17 with C20
alterations. Stone rubble and rendered cob. Thatch roof gable end to left, half-
hipped to right. Tall lateral hall stack with drip and off-sets and tall axial
stone rubble stack (formerly gable end) with drip and tapered cap.
Former open hall house with low screen partitions to, originally, 3-room through-
passage plan, the upper inner room end later demolished. In late C16 remodelling
the rear through-passage doorway was also blocked by insertion of projecting stair
turret. Further stair turret to rear of hall. In C20 the barn or shippon
outbuilding attached to lower end was taken in to form part of dwelling.
2 storeys. 5 window range, that to left end and centre with eyebrow dormers
containing small gables. Timber ovolo mullion window of 3 lights, 2 panes per
light to right of stack, otherwise C20 fenestration. Ground floor has sash to left
end 8 over 3 panes and ovolo moulded surround to cross-passage doorway with
weathered stops. 2 light casement 3 panes per light to right. Thatched leanto
roof to porch to former outbuilding at lower end. Bay to lower end of main range
breaks forward slightly.
Interior: fine quality features survive throughout the main range.Hall has boxed in
bressumer of jettied downstand construction at lower end and ceiling beam and
bressumer at upper end with impressive scroll-stopped chamfers. Stair turret
doorway to rear of hall with ovolo moulded surround and bulbous stops to the durns.
Winder staircases to rear hall and cross-passage stair turrets. Fine plank and
muntin screens to both sides of cross-passage, that to hall side 7 planks wide with
chamfered muntins, stopped near the base and headrail chamfered to its lower arris
with coved cornice above which has been cut through to take the chamfered ceiling
joists with run out stops when floor was inserted. Segmental arched doorway,
partly cased in, towards centre. Screen to lower side 5½ planks wide with
chamfered headrail and carpenter marks. 2 impressive 4-centred arched doorways
with chamfered surrounds towards left end, that to right closed off with vertical
boarding, that to left with 4 plank door. Lower end has bench against rear of
screen with reused scratch moulded crested panelling and tall shaped bench end.
Ovolo moulded fireplace lintel. Scroll-stopped wide chamfered ceiling beam. Part
of screen survives to upper storey set slightly off the lower end screen below, 2
planks wide, stopped halfway up the chamfered muntins. At head of hall stair
turret is a jointed chamfered post to the right of doorway to chamber over hall
with chamfered surround, with part of the durn surviving to the left-hand doorway
which would have served the chamber over the demolished upper end. 2 raised cruck
trusses over lower end of hall and lower end with morticed and tenoned cranked
collars. Access to roof space below the lower truss only, the timbers heavily
smoke-blackened right to the former gable end, being further evidence with the
pronounced change in floor levels to confirm the phased insertion of floors to this
former open-hall house with low-screen partitions.

Listing NGR: SS5920923082

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