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Slantycombe Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Hockworthy, Devon

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Latitude: 50.9654 / 50°57'55"N

Longitude: -3.3978 / 3°23'52"W

OS Eastings: 301939

OS Northings: 119374

OS Grid: ST019193

Mapcode National: GBR LM.MK0J

Mapcode Global: FRA 36SK.D3G

Entry Name: Slantycombe Farmhouse

Listing Date: 17 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1147755

English Heritage Legacy ID: 95920

Location: Hockworthy, Mid Devon, Devon, EX16

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Hockworthy

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Hockworthy St Simon and St Jude

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

ST 01 NW
4/71 Slantycombe Farmhouse
- II
Farmhouse. C16 core, refurbished and rearranged in the mid C17. The west end wall
was rebuilt after a collapse circa 1900. Plastered walls, the front is stone
rubble, the rear cob on stone rubble footings; stone rubble stacks the main one with
its original stone rubble chimneyshaft; slate roof, formerly thatch.
Plan and development: 3-room lobby entrance plan house built across the hillslope
and facing south. At right end is a small room now used as a kitchen. It has a
projecting gable-end stack but this is thought to be an C18 or C19 insertion. It
was probably an unheated dairy. The centre room, the hall, was used as a kitchen
and the left room was a parlour. Kitchen and parlour share an axial stack serving
back-to-back fireplaces and the front lobby entrance is between these room onto the
side of the stack. This layout is apparently the result of a major renovation of a
C16 house, probably an early or mid C16 3-room-and-through-passage plan house. The
C17 kitchen appears to have been the hall. It was open to the roof and heated by an
open hearth fire. The fireplace here was probably built in the late C16 backing
onto the passage. The passage was abolished in the mid C17 when the parlour
fireplace was built backing onto the former hall stack and the whole house was
rearranged. It is 2 storeys and there is a secondary outshot to rear of the
Exterior: irregular 4-window front of late C19 and C20 casements, the latest
without glazing bars, and including one partly blocked window in which the surviving
single light contains rectangular panes of-leaded glass. The front doorway is left
of centre and contains a late C19 plank door with contemporary hood on shaped
brackets. Roof is gable-ended.
Interior: the parlour carpentry is all mid C17. The axial beam is soffit-chamfered
with bar scroll stops, the same finish as the oak lintel of the stone rubble
fireplace. The hall/kitchen fireplace is different. It has an oak framed surround
suggesting that it may have a cob chimney. The crossbeam here has broad soffit-
chamfers and no stops. A half beam is set well in front of the chimneybreast for
some unknown reason. No carpentry is exposed in the former dairy. The present
stairs rise behind the hall stack. They are late C19 or C20 but a hollow in the
rear wall of here suggests that they occupy the position of the originals. The roof
is carried on 4 trusses, all of which have side-pegged jointed cruck principals set
into the cob rear wall and straight principals onto the frost stone wall. The
centre 2 are smoke-blackened from the C16 open hearth.

Listing NGR: ST0193919374

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