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Borcombe Farmhouse Including Front Garden Walls

A Grade II Listed Building in Southleigh, Devon

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Latitude: 50.717 / 50°43'1"N

Longitude: -3.1422 / 3°8'31"W

OS Eastings: 319459

OS Northings: 91437

OS Grid: SY194914

Mapcode National: GBR PC.5948

Mapcode Global: FRA 4795.X8J

Plus Code: 9C2RPV85+Q4

Entry Name: Borcombe Farmhouse Including Front Garden Walls

Listing Date: 8 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1163876

English Heritage Legacy ID: 88796

Location: Southleigh, East Devon, Devon, EX24

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Southleigh

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Southleigh St Lawrence

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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5/124 Borcombe Farmhouse including front
- garden walls


Farmhouse. Circa 1850. Local stone and flint rubble with Beerstone ashlar
dressings; stone rubble stacks with original chimneyshafts with Beerstone ashlar
quoins and projecting coping; slate roof.
Plan: the farmhouse faces south-east and is built down a gentle hillslope. It has
a double depth plan with front and back room either side of the central entrance
hall and staircases. The principal rooms are those at the front, the service rooms
those to rear. There are gable-end stacks each end; that to right (north-east) is
larger and projects from the right end on the same axis as the main house which is 2
storeys. Restrained Tudor Gothic style.
Exterior: the farmhouse has a not quite symmetrical 3-window front of C19 casement
with glazing bars under Tudor-style hoodmoulds. The front doorway is a little left
of centre and it contains a C19 4-panel door with overlight and hoodmould. The roof
is gable-ended. The dairy front has 3 windows and a doorway similar to those on the
main house and all with hoodmoulds. It too is gable-ended and there is a small
gabled bellcote on the ridge. There are some round-headed windows with ashlar
voussiors to rear.
Interior: not inspected but is thought to contain original joinery and other
The front garden is enclosed by a stone rubble wall. The front gate piers art
square in section with Beerstone ashlar quoins, moulded capitals and ball finials.
Borcombe Farmhouse with its contemporary barn (q.v) and Cow House (q.v) form a good
farm group in an attractive setting.

Listing NGR: SY1945991437

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