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Lower Cliston Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Blackawton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.3484 / 50°20'54"N

Longitude: -3.7078 / 3°42'27"W

OS Eastings: 278591

OS Northings: 51223

OS Grid: SX785512

Mapcode National: GBR QL.SF57

Mapcode Global: FRA 3833.Z6S

Entry Name: Lower Cliston Farmhouse

Listing Date: 25 February 1991

Last Amended: 25 March 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1108051

English Heritage Legacy ID: 99795

Location: Blackawton, South Hams, Devon, TQ9

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: Blackawton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Blackawton St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

Lower Cliston Farmhouse

Farmhouse. Circa early C17 or earlier, remodelled in circa mid C19. The
outbuilding extension is probably circa early to mid C19. Rendered local
slate rubble with rendered front and ends Welsh slate roof with gabled ends
and crested ridge tiles. Rendered shafts to gable end and rear lateral
Plan and development: 3-room plan house facing south, the lower left-hand
(west) end is the kitchen with a gable end stack. The hall has a projecting
lateral stack at the back and the higher right-hand room has a gable end
stack. The kitchen has a doorway at the front through a C19 or C20 internal
lobby. If there were originally a cross or through passage the lower end
room could have been unusually small. The house was remodelled in circa mid
C19 when a staircase was inserted between the hall and the higher right-hand
room. The outbuilding at the lower left end was either added during the mid
C19 remodelling at a littler earlier.
Exterior: 2 storey. Asymmetrical 4-window south front. Late C19 and C20
2-light casements with glazing bars. 2 doorways to left and right of centre
with C20 glazed doors, the left-hand doorway has an open parch with a lean-
to slate roof and stone rubble side wall. The right-hand doorway has a
later C19 open porch.
At the back a large projecting lateral stack at the centre will set-off and
a massive rendered shaft also with set-off. C19 and C20 casements at the
The outbuilding adjoining the lower left end is also built of stone rubble
and has a lower scantle slate roof with a hipped end. The left-hand end of
the front wall is recessed slightly and here there is a small single storey
lean-to with a corrugated iron roof. At the back there is a loft doorway.
Interior: The ceiling beams have been plastered over except for the waney
joists exposed in the kitchen. The kitchen has a cream in the back wall
with a wooden lintel, a gable end with a large chamfered lintel and what
looks like a diagonal stop and a cupboard with C19 panelled doom. The hall
has a Victorian cast-iron gate and a simple wooden chimneypiece with a
bracketed shelf. Straight staircase with simple circa mid C19 balustrade on
the landing with s balusters and turned newels.
The roof space was not inspected but first floor rooms were high ceilings
and the exposed feet of the principal rafters are straight.

Listing NGR: SX7859151223

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

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