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The New Inn

A Grade II Listed Building in Farway, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7547 / 50°45'16"N

Longitude: -3.1621 / 3°9'43"W

OS Eastings: 318121

OS Northings: 95654

OS Grid: SY181956

Mapcode National: GBR PB.HXBV

Mapcode Global: FRA 4782.V8R

Plus Code: 9C2RQR3Q+V5

Entry Name: The New Inn

Listing Date: 8 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1163500

English Heritage Legacy ID: 88762

Location: Farway, East Devon, Devon, EX24

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Farway

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Farway St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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The New Inn


House, former public house. Probably late C16 - early C17 but most of the house was
rebuilt in the late C17 - early C18. The walls are plastered but apparently contain
sections of local stone and flint rubble, cob, brick, concrete block and timber
framing; thatch roof.
Plan and development: essentially a U-plan building. The main block faces south-
west and it has a 3-room lobby entrance plan. At the right end is a parlour. The
largest room in the centre is a former kitchen. Kitchen and parlour share an axial
stack between which serves back-to-back fireplaces and the lobby entrance is also
between the rooms in front of the stack. At the left (north-west) end is a small
unheated room and behind that is the main stair. 1-room plan service blocks project
at right angles to rear of each end. The left one was an unheated cellar/cider
house/pantry with bed chamber above, and the right one was the stables but has now
been brought into domestic use. The house is essentially the result of a large
scale late C17 - early C18 rebuild. Since the outer walls contain such a variety of
building materials it seems likely that some is earlier than the late C17 - early
C18. Also there is some reused pieces of early C17 carpentry. Also since the left
(north-west) end wall is timber-framed above first floor level it may be that the
house once continued further in that direction. The left service wing is probably
late C17 - early C18 but the former stable is C19. In the C20 the narrow courtyard
between the 2 rear wings was roofed over. House is 2 storeys.
Exterior: regular but not symmetrical 4-window front of old, maybe C18, casements
containing rectangular panes of leaded glass. The front lobby entrance doorway is
right of centre and it contains a C20 part-glazed door under a flat hood on shaped
timber brackets. Behind the plaster the front wall is stone rubble to first floor
level and brick above. The roof is hipped each end.
Interior: the right end parlour was renovated in the late C19 and the detail
exposed there dates from then. The centre room kitchen fireplace is exposed and is
brick with one side supported on an oak post and it has a chamfered oak lintel. The
chamfered axial beam could be original although it looks suspiciously like a
replacement. The main stair is a late C17 early C18 dogleg with closed string,
square newel posts with shaped finials and turned balusters. The first floor
includes some original, that is to say late C17 - early C18, joinery detail. There
is a corridor along the rear with a couple of fielded 2-panel doors hung on H-hinges
and a couple of cupboards in the same style in the parlour chamber. The roof was
not inspected although the bases of straight principals from probably late C17 -
early C18 A-frame trusses show on the first floor.
The New Inn was once known as Hodders House, a family name which appears in the
parish registers only in the early C17. It is one of a group of attractive listed
buildings which make up the hamlet of Farway.
Source: the owner's documentary research.

Listing NGR: SY1812195654

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