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Higher Aylescott Farmhouse and Dairy and Shippon with Loft over Adjoining to South and Cartshed Adjoining to West

A Grade II Listed Building in West Down, Devon

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Latitude: 51.1598 / 51°9'35"N

Longitude: -4.1084 / 4°6'30"W

OS Eastings: 252659

OS Northings: 142176

OS Grid: SS526421

Mapcode National: GBR KN.7C02

Mapcode Global: VH4MJ.Q3WQ

Plus Code: 9C3Q5V5R+WJ

Entry Name: Higher Aylescott Farmhouse and Dairy and Shippon with Loft over Adjoining to South and Cartshed Adjoining to West

Listing Date: 14 November 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1162975

English Heritage Legacy ID: 98470

Location: West Down, North Devon, Devon, EX34

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: West Down

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: West Down St Calixtus

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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4/223 Higher Aylescott Farmhouse and
- dairy and shippon with loft over
adjoining to south and cartshed
adjoining to west.


Farmhouse, with adjoining dairy, shippon and cart-shed, early C18 possibly with
earlier fabric, extended to rear probably early in C19, when shippon and dairy may
also have been added. Cart shed late C19. Morte slates. Colour-washed rendered
to farmhouse facade. Asbestos slate roofs to farmhouse with gable end rubble stone
stacks with taper caps and to cart shed. Corrugated iron roof to dairy and
shippon. L-shaped plan to farmhouse with outshut with lean-to slated roof in the
angle. Front range with single rooms each side of cross-passage. Dairy and
shippon adjoins at right angles to right side of farmhouse and extends southwards.
Cart shed adjoins at right angles to west side of house forming overall 3-sided
front courtyard plan. Farmhouse 2 storeys with 2-window range of C19 4-light
timber casements, 2 panes per light above two C19 3-light timber casements 3 panes
per light, flanking projecting porch with slated lean-to roof. 4 panelled inner
door. Scrolled and chamfered lintel to fireplace to right-side room. 1 original
roof truss survives. Dairy has blocked doorway towards upper end and 2 paned
casement, the shippon breaking forward to right with single ventilation slit and 4
paned casement inserted in larger blocked opening with timber lintel. Dairy has
flagstone floor and plastered internal walls.

Listing NGR: SS5265942176

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