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Orchard Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Instow, Devon

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Latitude: 51.0499 / 51°2'59"N

Longitude: -4.143 / 4°8'34"W

OS Eastings: 249888

OS Northings: 130022

OS Grid: SS498300

Mapcode National: GBR KM.G29L

Mapcode Global: FRA 266B.XDZ

Entry Name: Orchard Farmhouse

Listing Date: 29 May 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1107631

English Heritage Legacy ID: 98773

Location: Instow, North Devon, Devon, EX39

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Instow

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Instow St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SS 43 SE
Orchard Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Mid to late C16 with C20 alterations. Rendered stone and cob. Slate
roof with gable end. Brick stacks to each gable end and front lateral hall stack
with offsets and brick shaft.
3 room and through-passage plan with 2 storey wing at right angles to rear of hall
incorporating stair turret and former salting house. C20 dairy to rear of lower
end with corrugated iron leanto roof.
2 storeys. 4-window range. C19/C20 fenestration. 2-light casements 4 panes per
light except at right end which is 6 panes per light. Horizontal sliding sash at
left end, 4 panes per light, otherwise C20 fenestration to ground floor. C20 brick
porch with slate roof. 4 panelled door, the upper panels glazed.
Interior: hall ceiling beam plastered over. Chamfered door surround with scroll-
stopped durns at head of stairs to room over salting house. C17 decorative
plasterwork cornice to gable end wall and opposing wall to chamber over parlour.
Moulded plasterwork cornice to chamber over hall. 3 mid to late C16 trusses over
hall and parlour with straight principals, threaded purlins and ridge purlin and
thin morticed and tenoned straight collar. The truss over the hall is slightly
smoke-blackened. Truss over lower end replaced in early C20 when a secondary
staircase for farm servants was introduced to give separate access to this end
chamber from the through-passage.

Listing NGR: SS4988830022

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