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Little Cobden Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Whimple, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7557 / 50°45'20"N

Longitude: -3.3667 / 3°21'59"W

OS Eastings: 303694

OS Northings: 96017

OS Grid: SY036960

Mapcode National: GBR P5.8VRC

Mapcode Global: FRA 37V2.S88

Plus Code: 9C2RQJ4M+78

Entry Name: Little Cobden Farmhouse

Listing Date: 24 October 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1163031

English Heritage Legacy ID: 86958

Location: Whimple, East Devon, Devon, EX5

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Whimple

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Whimple St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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5/203 Little Cobden Farmhouse
- II

Farmhouse. C16 and C17, some C20 modernisation. Plastered cob on stone rubble
footings; one stack is cob or stone rubble, the other is brick, both have plastered
chimneyshafts; slate roof, formerly thatch.
Plan and development: 3-room-and-through-passage plan farmhouse facing west-south-
west, say west. At the right north end is an unheated inner room. Next to it is
the former hall with an axial stack backing onto the passage. A newel stair turret
projects to rear of the hall close to the passage rear doorway. At the left south
end is the lower end kitchen with projecting gable-end stack. Since no internal
inspection was available at the time of this survey it is not possible to determine
the historic development of the house in detail. Nevetheless it seems clear that
the house was built in the C16 as some form of open hall, maybe heated by an open
hearth fire. House is 2 storeys with a lean-to outshot to rear of the hall and
inner room.
Exterior: irregular 5-window front of C20 casements with no glazing bars. Passage
front and back doorways contain C20 doors. Roof is gable-ended.
Interior: was not available for inspection at the time of this survey. However an
oak plank-and-muntin screen was seen at the upper end of the hall. The old layout
appears to be well-preserved and therefore a good deal of C16 and C17 structural
detail is suspected.

Listing NGR: SY0369496017

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