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Latitude: 51.0268 / 51°1'36"N
Longitude: -4.1152 / 4°6'54"W
OS Eastings: 251760
OS Northings: 127404
OS Grid: SS517274
Mapcode National: GBR KN.HP8W
Mapcode Global: FRA 268D.NKN
Entry Name: Crosspark Farmhouse
Listing Date: 29 May 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1163293
English Heritage Legacy ID: 98753
Location: Horwood, Lovacott and Newton Tracey, North Devon, Devon, EX31
District: North Devon
Civil Parish: Horwood, Lovacott and Newton Tracey
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Horwood St Michael
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS 52 NW
4/49 Crosspark Farmhouse
Tenement farmhouse. 1622. Rendered stone rubble and cob. Asbestos slate roof with
gable end to main range. Roman tiled roof to single storey kitchen range at left
end. Tall front lateral rendered hall stack with offsets and brick shaft. Small
C20 lateral front brick stack heating lower end.
Hall and lower end in 2-room plan to main range with stair turret to rear of hall.
Direct entry to hall, a matchboarded partition forming cross-passage having been
removed in late C20. The single storey kitchen/scullery extension beyond and to
the left of the hall appears to be a C19 addition, completing the 3-room plan.
2 storeys to main range, single storey kitchen extension. 2 window range C20 2-
light casements. Ground floor has slate canopies extending to left and right of
hall stack, that to left continuous over hall window with C20 2-light casement, 2-
panes per light and former doorway to kitchen extension now infilled and casement
window inserted. That to right forms lean-to roof to stone rubble porch with
semicircular-headed brick arch. C19 plank inner door. Buttress at right end, the
depth of the plinth at this lower end reflecting the steepness of the slope across
which the house is built.
Interior: step-stopped ovolo-moulded fireplace lintel to hall is carved HL 1622.
Winder staircase to rear of hall to V-shaped arrangement of 2 C17 chamfered door
surrounds with old plank doors to 2 chambers over lower end and lower part of hall,
with a further C17 chamfered door surround to third chamber with access via the
middle chamber. Chamber over lower end has moulded plasterwork cornice to 3 walls,
with small plasterwork floriated roundels above to each end. A damaged, but
largely intact plasterwork ceiling also survives over the principal chamber,
concealed by a protective false ceiling underneath introduced in the C20. The
solid partition to the lower end of the hall rises to the apex of the roof, with no
access to the roof structure over the lower end. Over the hall is a single C17
truss with lap-jointed collar, threaded purlins and ridge purlin with the majority
of rafters intact. No sign of smoke-blackening.
The compact size of this farmhouse, with the majority of original features intact,
makes it a particularly interesting single phase survival. Small 2-room plan
houses of early C17 are very uncommon in Devon.
Listing NGR: SS5176027404
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