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Scorlinch Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Clyst St. Lawrence, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7956 / 50°47'44"N

Longitude: -3.3757 / 3°22'32"W

OS Eastings: 303142

OS Northings: 100456

OS Grid: ST031004

Mapcode National: GBR LN.ZBMS

Mapcode Global: FRA 36TZ.NQW

Plus Code: 9C2RQJWF+6P

Entry Name: Scorlinch Farmhouse

Listing Date: 11 November 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1162160

English Heritage Legacy ID: 86798

Location: Clyst St. Lawrence, East Devon, Devon, EX15

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Clyst St. Lawrence

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Clyst St Lawrence

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Farmhouse. C16 origins with C17 improvements and a major early - mid C19
modernisation. Plastered cob on stone rubble footings; stone rubble stacks topped
with C19 brick; thatch roof, slate to rear outshots.
Plan and development: 4-room-and-through-passage plan house facing south-south-
east, say south. At the left (west) end is a lower end parlour with a rear lateral
stack. Next to it is the passage with the C19 stairblock projecting to rear. The
hall has a large projecting front lateral stack. Next to it is a small unheated
room which is now used as a kitchen but was formerly a dairy or buttery. The right
(east) end inner room has a projecting end stack and was probably a kitchen.
The layout is essentially the product of the late C19 (and to a lesser extent C20)
modernisations. The development of the house before is unclear since most of the
evidence is hidden by plaster. Nevertheless it seems very likely that it originated
as some form of open hall house.
House is 2 storeys with a late C18 - early C19 2-storey outshot (a cellar with
hayloft over) on the right (east) end and late C19 and C20 lean-to outshots across
the rear.
Exterior: irregular 5-window front of C19 casements with casements. The passage
front doorway is left of centre and it contains an early - mid C19 4-panel door
behind a late C19 - early C20 tile roofed porch on plain posts. Alongside to right
is the large projecting hall stack which has slate coping to the offsets. The roof
is half-hipped to left and to right is hipped over the cellar outshot.
Interior: is largely the result of C19 modernisations which included plastering
over most of the structure. Nevertheless the earlier layout is well-preserved and
enough carpentry is exposed to suggest that a great deal of the earlier fabric
survives. In the lower end parlour the fireplace has a C19 chimneypiece and the
crossbeams are plastered over. The back of the passage is blocked by the C19 stair,
open string with stick balusters. The hall fireplace is blocked by a C20 grate but
here the crossbeams are exposed; they are chamferd with runout stops and probably
late Cli in date. The former dairy and inner room have axial beams which are
plastered over and the inner room fireplace is blocked by a C20 grate. The
roofspace is inaccessible and most of the trusses are boxed into the first floor
partition. The chamber over the parlour however shows an A-frame truss but this was
plastered over probably circa 1650 and the panels made up by the crosswalls, truss
and purlins have moulded plaster friezes. Most of the joinery detail is C19, but
some is earlier. For instance the dairy has a late Cl7 - early C18 cupboard with a
fielded panel door on H-hinges and there are a couple of contemporary 2-panel doors
on the first floor.
This is an intriguing farmhouse which has had little modernisation since the early -
mid C19. This C19 refurbishment is an important phase in the development of the
house. Superficially it is essentially an early - mid C19 farmhouse. This C19
character should be preserved but also great care should be taken during
modernisation work lest C16 or Cl? features be disturbed.

Listing NGR: ST0314200456

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