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Cobley Farmhouse with Forecourt Wall and Gateway

A Grade II* Listed Building in East Worlington, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8945 / 50°53'40"N

Longitude: -3.7759 / 3°46'33"W

OS Eastings: 275197

OS Northings: 112054

OS Grid: SS751120

Mapcode National: GBR L3.RZ4X

Mapcode Global: FRA 26ZQ.W8Y

Plus Code: 9C2RV6VF+QJ

Entry Name: Cobley Farmhouse with Forecourt Wall and Gateway

Listing Date: 20 February 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1107331

English Heritage Legacy ID: 97418

Location: East Worlington, North Devon, Devon, EX17

County: Devon

Civil Parish: East Worlington

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: West Worlington

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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SS 71 SE
8/13 Cobley Farmhouse with forecourt
wall and gateway
- II*
Farmhouse. Early C17, earlier origin, refenestrated early C19. Rubble plinth, cob
above, rendered and colourwashed; hipped straw-thatched roof, 2 large rubble gable
end stacks, projecting lateral rubble stack at rear, later brick shaft.
Plan: E-shaped on plan, main range has a 3-room-and-through-passage plan, lower end
to the right heated by a large kitchen fireplace with an axial gable-end stack; hall
with rear lateral stack, unheated inner room, 2-storeyed porch on front of through-
passage, wing at front with end stack added at right-angles to inner room,
outbuilding projecting at right-angles to lower end; C18 ciderhouse at right angles
to rear of lower end. Originally probably an open hall house, perhaps with a smoke
bay at lower end (suggested by a half beam set above and in front of the present
fireplace). Wing at higher end with dated plasterwork:-"1771", but the wing itself
probably slightly earlier.
Exterior: 2 storeys, 1:2:1:2:1 windows, almost symmetrical, first and last in the
projecting wings, that to centre in the porch. C19 multi-paned 2- and 3- light
casements. Outer doorway to porch in a moulded stone surround with a semi-circular
head, inner doorway with moulded door frame. C18 cider-house wing at rear, reused
early wooden-mullion window.
Interior of hall with 2 chamfered lateral ceiling beams with straight cut stops;
lower room with 2 lateral ceiling beams and the half beam, chamfered and with big
convex stops. Hall fireplace with ovolo-moulded wooden bressumer; wing at right-
angles to the higher end has fireplace with granite jambs and wooden bressumer,
dated plaster set over. Simple C19 staircase in passage.
Roof: majority of roof not seen but cruck appears to exist over the higher end,
majority of roof later with trenched purlins, probably C17.
Forecourt with rubble walling, pantilled capping, gateway with large piers.

Listing NGR: SS7519712054

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