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Higher Pool Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in East Allington, Devon

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Latitude: 50.332 / 50°19'55"N

Longitude: -3.7238 / 3°43'25"W

OS Eastings: 277409

OS Northings: 49429

OS Grid: SX774494

Mapcode National: GBR QK.MH24

Mapcode Global: FRA 3825.52W

Plus Code: 9C2R87JG+RF

Entry Name: Higher Pool Farmhouse

Listing Date: 25 March 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1163358

English Heritage Legacy ID: 99832

Location: East Allington, South Hams, Devon, TQ9

County: Devon

Civil Parish: East Allington

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: East Allington St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Farmhouse. Circa early C17, extended probably in C18 local slate rubble.
Asbestos slate roof with hipped ends and gable-ended wing. Stone rubble
rear lateral stack with tall red brick shaft and stack on side of front wing
also with brick shaft.
Plan and development: The original circa early C17 home was probably a 3-
room and through or cross passage plan, the lower left hand end of which has
been demolished. There is an integral 2-storey porch to the front of the
former passage. The hall has a lateral stack at the back but it is
uncertain whether the parlour at the right end was heated. The 1-room plan
wing at the front of the right hand end was probably built in the C18. A
dairy and staircase were inserted into the back of the passage at the left
hand end possibly when the lower left end was demolished. The staircase was
moved to the rear of the parlour in C20 and the house accommodation extended
into an outbuilding at the right hand end.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 3-window south east front with
projecting gable-ended wing to right and projecting 2-storey porch to left.
The porch has chamfered dressed slate round arch and the first floor is
corbelled out above a moulded string. late Cl9 or C20 glazed doors. C19 3
and 4-light casements with glazing bars, the centre windows to the hall and
hall chamber are 4-lights. The right hand window in the gable end of the
wing are C20. The gable end of the wing is said to have been rebuilt.
Large C20 conservatory on front of porch.
At the rear a large lateral stack with a tall red brick shaft. The left
hand lower end has been truncated. The right hand end is now linked to an
outbuilding by a later addition and the outbuilding is now part of the house
Interior: Only the ground floor was inspected. Much altered in C19 and C20.
The right hand room has large chamfered cross-beams plastered over. The
passageway was blocked when the dairy was formed. The hall fireplace has a
C20 brick chimneypiece, The roof structure is said to have been largely
replaced but the pegged principals remain according to the owner.
The owner reported that a lintel (now concealed) over the hall front window
has a date 1640 curved onto it.

Listing NGR: SX7740949429

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