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A Grade II Listed Building in Holne, Devon

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Latitude: 50.5372 / 50°32'13"N

Longitude: -3.8781 / 3°52'41"W

OS Eastings: 267004

OS Northings: 72510

OS Grid: SX670725

Mapcode National: GBR Q8.VKKH

Mapcode Global: FRA 27RN.4YQ

Plus Code: 9C2RG4PC+VQ

Entry Name: Combestone

Listing Date: 27 May 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1107415

English Heritage Legacy ID: 99273

ID on this website: 101107415

Location: Dartmeet, South Hams, Devon, PL20

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: Holne

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Holne St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Farmhouse. Probably C16 remodelled in C18 and with C18 rear outshut. Granite
rubble, rendered at rear and higher north-west end. Corrugated asbestos roof,
gabled at higher north-west end, hipped at lower south-east end. Axial stack at
lower end of hall and higher gable end stack, both rendered granite with weatherings.
Originally probably a 3-room and cross passage plan, the lower end room possibly
originally a shippen was entirely rebuilt and reduced in length probably in C18. It
is now a 3-room plan consisting of hall heated by axial stack backing onto former
passage; inner room probably originally unheated, the end stack added probably C18.
The lower end was entirely rebuilt probably in C18 as a smaller lower end room with
a front and end direct entrances. Possibly at same time in C18 outshut was added at
the rear for small service rooms. Eaves were also raised probably in the C18.
2 storeys. Regular 3-window range. All probably C19 2-light casements except for
hall window at centre of ground floor which has 3 lights. The ground floor windows
circa C18 with flat obessed stone arches. The hall window has granite dripstone
over surviving from original window. Doorway to right, into lower room, with
concrete lintel and C20 plank door. The original doorway to passage has disappeared
when lower end was rebuilt. Rear outshut has corrugated iron catslide roof.
Interior: hall fireplace has unchamfered monolithic granite jambs and granite lintel
hidden behind later fascia. At rear of stack an oven projection blocking position
of original passage front door. A section of old rear wall suggests there was no
passage rear doorway. Recess to side of fireplace in front wall of hall has
chamfered slightly cambered granite lintel. Stud and plaster partition to inner
room has C20 wide arched opening. Inner room fireplace has brick arch and granite
rubble jambs. Roof has soft wood trusses halved and side-pegged at apse. The hall
axial stack has granite weathering at lower level than present roof.

Listing NGR: SX6700472510

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