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Elley Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Colebrooke, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7829 / 50°46'58"N

Longitude: -3.7413 / 3°44'28"W

OS Eastings: 277340

OS Northings: 99592

OS Grid: SX773995

Mapcode National: GBR QH.J4JH

Mapcode Global: FRA 3710.Q8K

Plus Code: 9C2RQ7M5+5F

Entry Name: Elley Farmhouse

Listing Date: 20 November 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1106986

English Heritage Legacy ID: 96580

Location: Colebrooke, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Colebrooke

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Colebrooke

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Farmhouse. Late C16-early C17 with C18 and C19 modernisation. Plastered cob on
rubble footings, some C20 concrete block mending, stone rubble or cob stacks topped
with C20 brick; thatch roof.
3-room-and-through-passage plan house facing south with inner room at left (west)
end and C18 1-room extension to service end. Hall has projecting rear lateral
stack, a C19 replacement of late C16-early C17 front lateral stack, and inner room
has end stack. 2 storeys.
Irregular 4-window front of late C18-early C19, C19 and C20 casements of various
sizes and most with glazing bars. C20 casements to inner room and chamber above at
left end. C19 casements to hall and chamber above left of centre. The two 1st
floor casements with the thatch lifted above. Each has a central casement with
glazing bars flanked by fixed lights containing rectangular panes of old thin
leaded glass. C20 door to passage and C19 plank door hung on strap hinges to cider
store at right end. Roof is gable-ended to left and hipped to right and the eaves
step down from left to right about half way along. The left end wall is mostly
plastered C20 concrete block rebuilt after a collapse.
Interior shows mostly result of C19 modernisation. The earliest exposed feature is
an oak plank-and-muntin screen at upper end of the hall. Its muntins are chamfered
with cut diagonal stops high enough to accommodate an upper end bench. The
fireplace is of C19 brick with plain oak lintel and includes a bread oven but the
front wall has a partly buried oak lintel of a blocked late C16-early C17 fireplace
with the chamfered soffit following a flattened Tudor arch. Hall was floored in
early C17 with 2 soffit-chamfered and late step stopped crossbeams. The roofspace
is inaccessible and the feet of the trusses are plastered over but appear to be A-
frame trusses and therefore C17 or later. The cider store in the extension has a
late C17-early C18 soffit-chamfered and runout stopped crossbeam. Other early
features are probably hidden throughout the house since the early layout is so

Listing NGR: SX7734099592

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