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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
Entry Name: Borcombe Farmhouse Including Front Garden Walls
Listing Date: 8 March 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1163876
English Heritage Legacy ID: 88796
Location: Southleigh, East Devon, Devon, EX24
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
SY 19 SE SOUTHLEIGH
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
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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