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Dark Hole Farmhouse (St. Leonard's Cove Caravan Park)

A Grade II Listed Building in Stoke Fleming, Devon

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Latitude: 50.3237 / 50°19'25"N

Longitude: -3.5982 / 3°35'53"W

OS Eastings: 286326

OS Northings: 48310

OS Grid: SX863483

Mapcode National: GBR QR.M561

Mapcode Global: FRA 38C5.L11

Plus Code: 9C2R8CF2+FP

Entry Name: Dark Hole Farmhouse (St. Leonard's Cove Caravan Park)

Listing Date: 25 March 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1164601

English Heritage Legacy ID: 99943

Location: Stoke Fleming, South Hams, Devon, TQ6

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: Stoke Fleming

Built-Up Area: Stoke Fleming

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Stoke Fleming St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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House, formerly a farmhouse. Probably early C17, or earlier origins,
remodelled and extended in C18 and circa late C19. Bitumen-coated slate
hipped roof. C19 brick shafts to central axial stack and to end and rear
Plan: The existing house facing south has a 4-room plan, its lower end is
to the right (east). At the back of the main range there is an axial
passage, 2 stair turrets and rear outshut.
The room to the left of centre was probably the hall of the original house
with an axial stack at its lower right hand end. If there were a cross and
through passage immediately to the right of this axial stack, its lower side
partition partition has been removed, the front doorway blocked and a lobby
entrance created immediately to the left in front of the stack. These would
probably be C19 alterations as is the axial passage along the back of the
main range. The single storey outshut behind the hall is circa C18 or early
C19 and the 2 storey outshut behind the lower right hand end is a later C19
addition. The 2 stair turrets at the back may indicate either that the
original house had an open hall or that the house was subdivided at some
time. There is another front doorway into a lobby between the two left hand
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4-window south front with 4 gabled half-
dormers through the eaves with C19 3-light casements with glazing bars and
slate hung gables. C19 2:3 and 4-light ground floor casements with glazing
bars. Blocked doorway at centre with C20 gabled open porch and a doorway to
the left with a C19 plank door and a C20 greenhouse to the front of the
right hand end.
The rear elevation has 2 circular stone turrets, one to the right of centre,
the other to the left of centre with a painted stone rubble outshut between
with a lean-to slate roof. The lower left hand stair turret is enclosed
within a large late C19 slate hung outshut of 2 storeys, originally open on
the ground floor.
Interior is largely the result of the late C19 modernisation and most of the
joinery is of this date. The hall fireplace appears to have a concrete
lintel and the lower end fireplace is C2O. The ground floor was partitioned
in the C19 to form an axial passage at the back and the hall has a C19
settle by the fireplace against the partition.
Roof: Only the roof structure over the lower end was inspected. It has
straight principal rafters halved and crossed at the apex and halved, lapped
and pegged collars.

Listing NGR: SX8632648310

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