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Chapple Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Fremington, Devon

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Latitude: 51.0684 / 51°4'6"N

Longitude: -4.1527 / 4°9'9"W

OS Eastings: 249264

OS Northings: 132096

OS Grid: SS492320

Mapcode National: GBR KL.DZSD

Mapcode Global: FRA 2659.CZG

Entry Name: Chapple Farmhouse

Listing Date: 25 February 1965

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1107646

English Heritage Legacy ID: 98717

Location: Fremington, North Devon, Devon, EX31

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Fremington

Built-Up Area: Fremington

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
1/1 Chapple Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Probably C16 origins, largely remodelled and extended 1663 by
datestone. Rendered stone rubble and cob. Slate roof with gable ends. Axial
brick stack heating chamber over inner room, brick stack to right (lower) end, stone
rubble lateral rear hall stack with tapered cap, heightened in brick, and brick
lateral rear stack heating inner room with C19 clay pots, that to right horned with
incised foliated decoration.
3-room and through-passage plan with additional room at left end beyond the inner
room, probably a C17 addition and may originally have been used for farm storage.
C19 gable-ended dairy wing at right angles to rear of lower end forming overall L-
shaped plan.
2 storeys. 5-window range. C19/C20 fenestration. 2-light casements to upper
storey, 3 with 6 panes per light to right, 3 panes per light to left and C20 window
at left end over French windows. Otherwise C19 3-light casements, 6 panes per
light to ground floor. 4-panelled door to through-passage doorway, the upper panels
glazed. Datestone near to eaves level above R 1663 C. C19 4-light hall casement
to rear, 3 panes per light.
Interior: a lower end has high fireplace lintel with narrow chamfer and centrally-
placed large cloam bread oven to rear of hearth. Beside the fireplace on the left
is a former newel staircase replaced in C20 by straight flight of stairs. Behind
the stack at first floor level over the bread oven is a narrow bay which may
originally have contained a stairway to the former garrets. Chamfered bressumer and
2-cross ceiling beams with hollow step stops to lower end room. Ovolo-moulded
straight-headed door surround with scroll-stopped durns between through-passage and
lower end. Plank and muntin screen, 7 planks wide, the muntins chamfered and
infilled straight-headed doorway between hall/through passage. 4-panelled door to
rear of through-passage. The hall ceiling beams and fireplace lintel have been
covered over in C20, but an ovolo-moulded door surround with triangular prism over
scroll-stopped durns survives between hall and inner room. C17 chamfered door
surround to axial partition to inner room, the front passage containing a good C17
staircase with moulded handrail, turned balusters and larger newels with compressed
finials. 2 C17 trusses with lap-jointed collars survive over the higher end,
otherwise roof structure replaced in C20. The 1663 datestone is set in the band of
stone rubble above the original height of cob wall, suggesting that the eaves were
heightened and earlier roof structure replaced at the time when the house was
The house was the home of the Fishley family of potters in the late C19, the
chimney pots being a product of their potteries.

Listing NGR: SS4926432096

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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