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Higher Oakwell

A Grade II Listed Building in King's Nympton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.9834 / 50°59'0"N

Longitude: -3.8816 / 3°52'53"W

OS Eastings: 268015

OS Northings: 122123

OS Grid: SS680221

Mapcode National: GBR KZ.L8H3

Mapcode Global: FRA 26RJ.3KM

Entry Name: Higher Oakwell

Listing Date: 25 October 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1152926

English Heritage Legacy ID: 97296

Location: King's Nympton, North Devon, Devon, EX37

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: King's Nympton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Kingsnympton St James the Apostle

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SS 62 SE
1/119 Higher Oakwell
- II
Farmhouse, unoccupied at time of survey. Late C17 or early C18. Painted rendered
stone rubble and cob, unrendered to rear. Thatch roof with gable ends. Front
lateral stack towards right end with pronounced batter, heightened in brick with
slated bread oven projection. Lateral stone rubble stack with tall brick shaft
towards rear left end.
Plan: L-shaped on plan, with direct entry into parlour heated by rear lateral stack
at left end and kitchen to right heated by front lateral stack with entry at right
end and staircase running up rear wall. Rear wing has scullery/dairy behind the
kitchen and integral lofted outbuilding beyond.
Exterior: 2 storeys. 2-window range. Early C20 4-light and 2-light casements 2
panes per light above C20 2-light window to left of porch with pantiled leanto roof
in line with lateral stack. Plank door. Right side of rear wing has C20 leanto
porch to left of leanto with slate roof and plank door to outbuilding to right.
Interior: original fireplaces probably concealed behind C20 grates. Creamery to
rear wall of kitchen. Interior principally has late C19 and early C20 joinery. Roof
not accessible but visible feet of rough principals suggest late C17 or early C18
roof structure entirely intact.
Higher OdKwell is in a poor state of repair having been unoccupied for many years.

Listing NGR: SS6801522123

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

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