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Latitude: 50.9595 / 50°57'34"N
Longitude: -3.7444 / 3°44'40"W
OS Eastings: 277582
OS Northings: 119236
OS Grid: SS775192
Mapcode National: GBR L5.MTFB
Mapcode Global: FRA 361K.WKC
Entry Name: Blacklands Farmhouse Including Adjoining Barn and Engine-House
Listing Date: 14 October 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1107299
English Heritage Legacy ID: 97440
Location: Meshaw, North Devon, Devon, EX36
District: North Devon
Civil Parish: Meshaw
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Meshaw St John
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS 71 NE
4/35 Blacklands Farmhouse including
- adjoining barn and engine-house
Farmhouse with an attached barn at right-angles to right side, engine-house at the
rear. Probably all late C17, some minor C19 and C20 alteration. Rubble stone and
cob, upper floor of the house roughcast, wheat straw-thatched roof with hipped ends,
2 large lateral stacks at the rear with tall shafts, one of rubble and one of brick,
barn with a hipped corrugated iron-sheeting roof, engine-house with a segmental
Plan: The right-hand 2 rooms belong to the original 2-room plan house which has a
central lobby entrance in front of a straight staircase rising from the lobby
between the 2 rooms; the hall/kitchen to the left is about the same size as the
parlour to the right, and both are heated from lateral stacks at the back. The
small room (now the kitchen) to the left of the hall/kitchen was probably a dairy
added in the C18. In the C20 a further room was added at the left end. Across the
right-hand end there is a large C18 threshing barn forming an overall T-plan with a
horse-engine house in the angle at the rear.
Exterior: farmhouse of 2 storeys, symmetrical 2:2 bays, 2-light C19 casements with
small panes on the first floor, a similar casement to the left side of the ground
floor and 2-light late C19 casements, weathered stone string at first floor level.
Central door opening, late C17 four-panelled door, non-conforming C20 porch.
Interior: there are no exposed ceiling beams, which were probably always ceiled.
The parlour fireplace is blocked, but the hall/kitchen fireplace has an unchamfered
timber lintol and an oven. The straight-flight stair has late C17 turned balusters
at the top, the right-hand balustrade replaced in facsimile. Over the landing at
the top of the stairs there is a late C17 moulded plaster ceiling with an oval and
Roof: the roofspace was not inspected but the fact the straight principals are
exposed in the first floor rooms indicate it may be original roof.
Barn and engine house: barn with opposed threshing doors. Roof of round horse-
engine house supported on simple wooden columns. Barn with late C17 tie-beam roof.
Listing NGR: SS7758219236
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