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Handley Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Clayhanger, Devon

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Latitude: 51.0155 / 51°0'55"N

Longitude: -3.382 / 3°22'55"W

OS Eastings: 303153

OS Northings: 124927

OS Grid: ST031249

Mapcode National: GBR LN.J91S

Mapcode Global: FRA 36TF.D87

Plus Code: 9C3R2J89+66

Entry Name: Handley Farmhouse

Listing Date: 7 December 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1106916

English Heritage Legacy ID: 96719

Location: Clayhanger, Mid Devon, Devon, TA4

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Clayhanger

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Clayhanger St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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7/74 Handley Farmhouse


Former farmhouse. Circa early C17 or earlier origins, remodelled in the late
C19/early C20. Stone rubble with some cob, colourwashed and rendered to the front
elevation; slate roof, gabled at ends; end stacks and axial stack.
Plan: T plan. A single depth main range, 3 rooms wide with a through passage between
the 2 right hand rooms giving access to an unheated rear service wing. Single-storey
lean-to at right end. The left end of the house may have been the original inner
room but is said to have been a single storey cider house with a lean-to roof given a
second storey in the circa late C19/early C20.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4 window front with 3 gabled porches, one to the
left hand room, 1 to the passage and one into the right end lean-to, regular
fenestration. Late C19/early C20 3-light timber casements with glazing bars.
Interior: Late C16 and C17 carpentry survives in the 2 right hand rooms and rear
wing. Open fireplaces with chamfered lintels, the right hand fireplace with what is
probably a smoking chamber to the right of the stack and a rounded recess to the
left, possibly a former newel stair. The right hand room has a chamfered cross beam
and half-beam and exposed joists. All this would be mid C17 but the chamfered step-
stopped cross beam in the unheated service wing appears to be earlier as do the crank
arched doors into the service wing on the ground and first floors.
Roofs: Rear wing of cruck construction; probably a pair of jointed crucks but boxing-
in made this difficult to establish at time of survey (1986). Main range roof a
circa early C20 replacement.

Listing NGR: ST0315324927

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