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East Liddaton Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Brentor, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6233 / 50°37'23"N

Longitude: -4.1742 / 4°10'27"W

OS Eastings: 246300

OS Northings: 82651

OS Grid: SX463826

Mapcode National: GBR NV.B1M2

Mapcode Global: FRA 274F.9KZ

Plus Code: 9C2QJRFG+88

Entry Name: East Liddaton Farmhouse

Listing Date: 7 November 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1163101

English Heritage Legacy ID: 92275

Location: Brentor, West Devon, Devon, EX20

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Brentor

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

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East Liddaton Farmhouse


Farmhouse. C15 or earlier origins, C16 remodelling, C17 extension, C19 additions.
Stone rubble, partly rendered; slate roof hipped at ends, formerly thatched.
Rendered chimney on axial ridge. C19 rear addition slate-hung. Medieval open hall
house remodelled in the C16 when a floor and front stair turret were added and a
stack inserted backing on to the cross passage. A solid high end partition may also
be of the C16. In the C17 the inner room was extended as a parlour wing. A first
floor window to the main block also dates from the C17. Lower end partly dismantled,
probably in the C19 when a rear addition formed the present T-plan. Salting room on
front may also be C19. 1 + 1-window front. Porch to right of stair turret has
sloping slate roof. A probably C16 arched shouldered timber doorway into the former
passage has hollow and roll moulding. C20 front door into lean-to on front. Lean-to
roof is built across a first floor 3-light C17 timber ovolo-moulded mullioned window
with leaded panes and some old glass. C20 casement with glazing bars to first floor
of stair turret. C19 casement, 6-panes per light, in right return of lean-to. Small
reset slit lancet in one stone on right-hand end may have been a stair light.
Interior 1 smoke-blackened medieval truss, a massive raised or possibly upper cruck
with saddle and square-set ridge. Below the collar are 2 diagonal braces to the
principals, braces visible below first floor ceiling. C16 fireplace has massive
granite chamfered lintel formerly supported on corbels with curved ends (q.v.
Monkstone and Perry Ash), right-hand corbel and end of lintel probably removed when
C19 stair was inserted to right of fireplace, left-hand corbel intact. Slate floors
to hall and parlour. Hall retains timber bench fixed to wall opposite fireplace. 2
plastered over cross beams to hall ceiling. Chamfered stopped lintel over hall
doorway may be a reused door jamb. Large semi-circular oven projecting into former
cross passage is probably C19. A house which has been remarkably unaltered since the

Listing NGR: SX4630082651

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