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Bowhayes Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Culmstock, Devon

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Latitude: 50.906 / 50°54'21"N

Longitude: -3.2698 / 3°16'11"W

OS Eastings: 310813

OS Northings: 112606

OS Grid: ST108126

Mapcode National: GBR LT.R7FC

Mapcode Global: FRA 461Q.1Z2

Entry Name: Bowhayes Farmhouse

Listing Date: 17 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1147639

English Heritage Legacy ID: 95889

Location: Culmstock, Mid Devon, Devon, EX15

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Culmstock

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Culmstock All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

ST 11 SW
10/39 Bowhayes Farmhouse
- II
Farmhouse. Late C17 - early C18, thoroughly refurbished and enlarged in the late
C19. Plastered cob on stone rubble footings; stone rubble stacks topped with C19
and C20 brick; thatch roof.
Plan and development: 4-room plan house facing north and built across the
hillslope. Originally this was a 3-room plan lobby entrance house. The 2 larger
heated rooms of this are the 2 right end rooms which have an axial stack between
them serving back-to-back fireplaces and front lobby entrance. There was an
unheated room to left. In the late C19 a fourth room was added at the left end an
axial stack built serving the third room. At the same time this third room was
enlarged at the expense of the adjoining original room. Also a corridor was built
along the front of the same room from the lobby to new stairs.
2 storeys.
Exterior: regular but not symmetrical 5-window front of C20 casements with glazing
bars and the central ones are blind. The front doorway, the original lobby
entrance, is right of centre and contains a C20 door with contemporary porch. Roof
has low half hips each end.
Interior: is largely the result of late C19 and C20 modernisations and little
original carpentry is exposed. The right end room shows no carpentry detail and the
fireplace here is blocked. The C19 stair rising to rear of the stack is probably a
rebuild of the original. The room right of centre has an axial beam with its soffit
cut back. The fireplace here was blocked in the C19 but the original was
temporarally exposed in 1987. It was very large with an oak-framed surround and one
timber jamb had been removed. The roofspace is inaccessible but the bases of
straight principals show over the original house, their scantling large enough to
suggest that the roof is carried on late C17 - early C18 A-frame trusses.

Listing NGR: ST1081312606

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