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Latitude: 50.8248 / 50°49'29"N
Longitude: -3.339 / 3°20'20"W
OS Eastings: 305786
OS Northings: 103659
OS Grid: ST057036
Mapcode National: GBR LQ.X7YF
Mapcode Global: FRA 36WX.K0C
Plus Code: 9C2RRMF6+WC
Entry Name: Perhams Green Farmhouse
Listing Date: 24 October 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1162656
English Heritage Legacy ID: 86897
Location: Plymtree, East Devon, Devon, EX15
District: East Devon
Civil Parish: Plymtree
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Plymtree St John the Baptist
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
PLYMTREE NORMANS GREEN
ST 00 SE
3/141 Perhams Green Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Mid C17, refurbished in the late C17 - early C18, modernised circa 1970.
Plastered cob on stone rubble footings; stone rubble stacks topped with C19 and C20
brick; thatch roof.
Plan: 4-room plan farmhouse facing south. The right (east) end was originally the
kitchen and has a gable-end stack. It is now the dining room and a kitchen has been
made in a secondary outshot to rear. Next to the former kitchen is a large entrance
hall. Left of centre is the parlour with a rear lateral stack and at the left end a
small office with the main stair behind it. There is no structural evidence here
earlier than the mid C17. Originally there might have been a through-passage
between the opposing front and back walls screened off from the rest of the entrance
hall which was then used as buttery or dairy. The ceiling levels are different
over each part. A C20 stair has been built at the back of the entrance hall. The
main stair is late C17 - early C18, presumably a grander replacement of the
original. House is 2 storeys.
Exterior: irregular 4-window front of mostly C19 casements containing rectangular
panes of leaded glass. That ground floor left is a C20 casement but first floor
right end is a mid - late C17 oak flat-faced mullion window containing rectangular
panes of leaded glass and including an iron-framed casement with a large wrought
iron catch enriched with scrolls, a fine example. The front doorway is roughly
central and contains a C20 part-glazed panelled door behind a contemporary thatch-
roofed porch with trellis sides.
Interior: the fireplaces appear to have been rebuilt in the C20. Apart from that
the C17 structure is well-preserved. The former kitchen and the entrance hall have
chamfered and step-stopped crossbeams. The parlour ceiling is low and might hide the
original structure. The main staircase rises around an open wall. The lower 2
short flights have been renovated but the long top flight is late C16 - early C17;
closed string, square newel posts, flat moulded handrail and turned balusters. The
roof is original; it is carried on jointed cruck trusses, probably side-pegged but
certainly held by pegged slip tenons, and with pegged dovetail-shaped lap-jointed
This is an interesting and attractive C17 farmhouse.
Listing NGR: ST0578603659
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