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Latitude: 50.6436 / 50°38'37"N
Longitude: -3.6464 / 3°38'46"W
OS Eastings: 283686
OS Northings: 83954
OS Grid: SX836839
Mapcode National: GBR QN.KYNY
Mapcode Global: FRA 377C.R72
Entry Name: Combe Farmhouse
Listing Date: 9 March 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1163659
English Heritage Legacy ID: 85586
Location: Christow, Teignbridge, Devon, EX6
Civil Parish: Christow
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Christow St James
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SX 88 SW
5/67 Combe Farmhouse
Former farmhouse. C17 or earlier origins, remodelled and partly rebuilt in the late
C18, some C19 and late C20 alterations. Whitewashed rendered stone rubble ; thatched
roof, gabled at ends, replaced with slate to rear of ridge ; left end stack with
brick shaft, axial granite stack with brick shaft.
Plan: 3 room and through passage plan in origin (lower end to the right, hall stack
backing on to passage), extended to the rear and re-roofed in the circa late C18 with
the rear wall rebuilt providing rear service rooms and an axial first floor corridor;
a dairy behind the inner room, service room and dog leg stair behind the former
hall and a service room behind the lower end room. The lower end has a lower
roofline and may have been altered later than the higher end.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4 window front, the eaves thatch swept down at the
right end, C20 porch and wide panelled C18 front door with strap hinges to through
passage to right of centre ; 2 first floor and 2 ground floor late C18 or C19 timber
casements with lights and glazing bars to the left of the door, C20 2-light casements
to lower end to the right and one above the front door. The rear door to the passage
is also C18, a plainer plank door with strap hinges ; a 2-light first floor window
lighting the stair retains light with square leaded panes.
Interior: No exposed ceiling beams, suggesting that the ground floor ceilings were
replaced in the C18, partition walls of oak stud with plaster infill between former
hall and rear service rooms, good survival of late C18 joinery including shutters and
cupboard doors with fielded panels and a complete set of 2-panel C18 doors on the
first floor at the higher end. The probably C17 hall fireplace survives with a
chamfered timber lintel with granite jambs and a brick-lined bread oven with a
rounded iron door. Circa C18/early C19 dog-leg stair with stick balusters and a
ramped handrail to rear of hall. The inner rood/dairy partition has been removed,
the inner room fireplace is probably a late C18 addition with a re-used lintel ; C18
timber chimneypiece to first floor room above with a Cl9 iron grate. Lower end not
inspected at time of survey (1987) but said to be plainer without C18 joinery details
(information from owner).
Roof: Apex not inspected, principal rafters visible on first floor of higher end
appear to be straight, trusses said to be pegged collar rafter design.
An attractive thatched house on the roadside.
Listing NGR: SX8368683954
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