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Ball Ham

A Grade II Listed Building in Bishop's Nympton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.9974 / 50°59'50"N

Longitude: -3.7348 / 3°44'5"W

OS Eastings: 278362

OS Northings: 123427

OS Grid: SS783234

Mapcode National: GBR L5.KHP8

Mapcode Global: FRA 362G.SZG

Entry Name: Ball Ham

Listing Date: 18 October 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1107287

English Heritage Legacy ID: 97525

Location: Bishop's Nympton, North Devon, Devon, EX36

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Bishop's Nympton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Bishop's Nympton St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


6/2 Ball Ham


Farmhouse, at one time blacksmith's house. Mid/late C17 with C19 or C20 addition at
the right end and C20 re-roofing. Rendered cob on stone rubble footings; wooden
shingle roof, gabled at ends (formerly thatched); axial stack with a rendered shaft.
Plan: Originally a 2 room plan house with a lobby entrance against the axial stack,
the left hand room heated, the right hand room unheated. A third room has been added
at the right end, and the middle room has been subdivided. A straight stair rises
against the rear wall of the left hand room - it is probably C19 and cuts through C17
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4 window front with the front door to left of
centre and a second door at the right into the right hand room. C20 windows but
probably in earlier embrasures.
Interior: The centre room has closely-spaced axial ceiling beams; the left hand room
has a C17 scroll-stopped crossbeam and fireplace lintel and retains some old wall
plaster, which also survives on the first floor.
Roof: C20 trusses, probably post 1960 and probably dating from the removal of the
The 2 room lobby entrance plan is less common in the region than the 3 room and
through passage arrangement.
Group value with the blacksmith's forge at Ash Mill.

Listing NGR: SS7836223427

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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