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Kennydown Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Wembworthy, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8972 / 50°53'49"N

Longitude: -3.9075 / 3°54'27"W

OS Eastings: 265952

OS Northings: 112588

OS Grid: SS659125

Mapcode National: GBR KY.RV7T

Mapcode Global: FRA 26PQ.RJF

Plus Code: 9C2RV3WR+VX

Entry Name: Kennydown Farmhouse

Listing Date: 19 February 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1163090

English Heritage Legacy ID: 95545

Location: Wembworthy, Mid Devon, Devon, EX18

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Wembworthy

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Wembworthy with Eggesford

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

Tagged with: Farmhouse Thatched farmhouse

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SS 61 SE
1/74 Kennydown Farmhouse
Farmhouse. C17 with possibly earlier core. Plastered cob on stone rubble
footings; stone rubble or cob stacks topped with C20 brick; thatch roof and
corrugated asbestos roof to outshots.
Originally a 3-room-and-through-passage plan house facing south with inner room at
left (west) end. Rear of passage now blocked by stairs rising first as a straight
flight then turning in both directions along rear wall. Once projecting rear
lateral stack to hall and slightly projecting end stack to inner room. Probably
secondary outshots to rear of hall and inner room. 2 storeys.
Irregular 4-window front of.mostly C20 casements without glazing bars but also
includes 2 first floor late C19 casements with glazing bars. C20 front door to
right of centre with C20 monopitch and corrugated plastic roofed hood. Roof is
hipped to right and gable-ended to left.
Interior features are mostly hidden by C19 and C20 plaster but original layout
survives. The crosswalls either end of the hall are cob. The fireplaces are
blocked by C20 grates. The service end crossbeam is plastered over. Axial hall
beam has rough soffit chamfer; it is probably late C17-early C18. C17 crossbeams
in inner room have broad soffit chamfers with large scroll stops. Roof of late C17
- early C18 A-frame trusses with pegged lap-jointed collars and X-apexes.

Listing NGR: SS6595212588

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