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Beards Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in West Buckfastleigh, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.498 / 50°29'52"N

Longitude: -3.8257 / 3°49'32"W

OS Eastings: 270607

OS Northings: 68059

OS Grid: SX706680

Mapcode National: GBR QD.J0YY

Mapcode Global: FRA 27WR.1CH

Entry Name: Beards Farmhouse

Listing Date: 27 May 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1107355

English Heritage Legacy ID: 99436

Location: West Buckfastleigh, South Hams, Devon, TQ11

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: West Buckfastleigh

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Buckfastleigh

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

WEST BUCKFASTLEIGH LOWER COMBE
SX 76 NW

4/156 Beards Farmhouse
-
- II

Farmhouse. Circa early C16, floored and stack inserted in Cl7. Stone rubble.
Steeply pitched slate roof with gabled ends. Rendered chimney stack behind ridge
with granite weathering. Three room and through passage plan with inserted axial
hall stack backing onto through passage, and inserted hall ceiling. Kitchen may have
been originally a shippon but now has gable end stack. Higher end appears to be partly
rebuilt. Staircase is slight projection on rear wall of hall. Two storeys. Three
window range. C19 two-light casements with glazing bars. Through passage doorway
to left of centre is slight projection with C19/20 gabled timber porch and plank door.
Slight projection for staircase at rear. Lower corrugated iron roof at right hand
(west) end and lean-to at left hand (east) end. Interior: Closely spaced wavey and
chamfered ceiling beams in hall. Blocked axial fireplace in hall, said to have granite
jamb. Boarded partition between through passage and lower room may conceal screen.
Heavy joists over through passage. Ceiling beam in lower room boxed in. Gable end
fireplace in lower room blocked. Timber newel stairs at rear of hall by fireplace
with timber doorframe incorporating frame to cupboard to side. Three smoke-blackened
trusses, only front blades survive and stump of truncated blade at back. Morticed
for threaded purlins and for collars which have been replaced The truss blades at
back are later. Some of the smoke-blackened rafters have been reused as joists in
the roof over the ceiling.


Listing NGR: SX7060768059

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