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Latitude: 50.6728 / 50°40'22"N
Longitude: -3.663 / 3°39'46"W
OS Eastings: 282582
OS Northings: 87226
OS Grid: SX825872
Mapcode National: GBR QN.HSR2
Mapcode Global: FRA 3769.BS2
Entry Name: Neadon Farm
Listing Date: 9 March 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1163586
English Heritage Legacy ID: 85577
Location: Bridford, Teignbridge, Devon, EX6
Civil Parish: Bridford
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Bridford St Thomas a Becket
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
BRIDFORD NEADON LANE
SX 88 NW
2/56 Neadon Farm
Former farmhouse. Circa late medieval origins, remodelled in the late C16/early
C17, C20 rear addition. Whitewashed rendered cob and stone; thatched roof, gabled
at right end, half-hipped at left end; 2 axial stacks with granite shafts.
Plan: A 3 room and through passage plan, lower end to the left, with some rather
unusual features. The origins of the house are a late medieval open hall, open
from end to end. The circa late C16/early C17 remodelling, flooring the house and
introducing the stacks, produced an unusual plan form: the lower, room stack backs
on to the passage and the 2 upper end rooms are heated from back to back fireplace
in an axial stacks. Until the late C20 the right hand room was accessible from the
exterior only and may have functioned as a separate 1 cell dwelling adjoining a 2
room and through passage plan house. C20 flat-roofed single-storey rear extension.
It seems likely that the left end room was originally the hall and that the lower
end higher ends have been reversed.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4 window front with the eaves thatch eyebrowed
over 2 first floor windows; C20 gabled porch on front to the through passage to
left of centre. C20 timber casements with glazing bars. The left return has a 4-
light first floor C17 timber mullioned window, the mullions chamfered to the
exterior, flush on the interior. The right return has a 4-light timber mullioned
window on the ground floor.
Interior: The granite ashlar back of the left hand stack, with a hollow-chamfered
cornice, is exposed in the passage, a typical feature of medieval houses in the
region. The right hand partition of the passage is unusual: massively wide oak
planks fixed horizontally to rough timber posts, the posts exposed in the centre
room: a shouldered timber jamb survives from an early doorframe into the centre
room. The left hand room has an open fireplace with granite jambs, a timber lintel
and a bread oven and a chamfered stopped axial beam: a stair rises in the front
right corner of the room. The centre room has a similar open fireplace and a very
deeply-chamfered crossbeam; similar fireplace to right hand room.
Roof: Jointed cruck roof construction of a late medieval date, the crucks side-
pegged with mortised cranked collars to each truss. The truss above the left hand
room is interrupted by the stack and has the remains of wattle and daub infill,
similarly infilled truss to right of right hand partition. The roof timbers are
heavily encrusted with soot from end to end, including the half-hipped left end
with rafters, battens and thatch all complete, some new rafters added above the old
rafters over the right end. There is no sign of a smoke louvre but an unexplained
arrangement of framing to the left of the axial stacks, visible on the first floor
only may be related to smoke escape.
An extremely interesting and unusual evolved house of medieval origins, with a very
complete medieval roof. Group value with Green Summers. (qv).
Listing NGR: SX8258287226
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