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Down Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Stokenham, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.2285 / 50°13'42"N

Longitude: -3.674 / 3°40'26"W

OS Eastings: 280696

OS Northings: 37843

OS Grid: SX806378

Mapcode National: GBR QN.73SW

Mapcode Global: FRA 386F.6HM

Entry Name: Down Farmhouse

Listing Date: 25 March 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1164680

English Heritage Legacy ID: 99951

Location: Stokenham, South Hams, Devon, TQ7

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: Stokenham

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Stokenham St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

STOKENHAM
SX83NW Down Farmhouse
10/166

II

Farmhouse. Circa early C17 or earlier, remodelled and extended in circa
early C18 and altered in C20. Roughcast stone rubble. Asbestos tile roof
with half hipped right hand end and hipped left end, and red clay ridge
tiles. One end and 2 lateral stacks with rendered shafts and louvred yellow
clay pots.
Plan and development: The original house had a 3-room and through or cross
passage plan, the lower right end room heated from an end stack and the hall
and inner left room heated from lateral stacks at the back. In circa early
C18 the house was remodelled, a straight staircase was inserted into the
passage creating a lobby entrance, the lower end which might have been
originally unheated became the parlour and the inner left room became the
kitchen. The outshut behind the inner room is probably also an C18
addition. The hall-inner room partition has been moved to enlarge the
inner room.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 5 window south west front. Late C20
aluminium casements in earlier window openings, smaller on the first floor.
Doorway to right of centre with rendered lean-to porch, formerly open
fronted but now with plastic door and with C20 glazed inner door. Small
stone rubble outshut at left hand end of porch with lean-to corrugated iron
roof.
At rear a large projecting and gabled lateral stack at centre and internal
lateral stack and lean-to outshut on right. To left of central stack 2 late
C20 aluminium casements on first floor.
Interior: Most of the internal features are covered and most of the joinery
has been replaced. Circa early C19 straight stair in former passage with
moulded handrails, newels and double dog-gates with scrolled finials to
stiles, fielded bottom panels and stick balusters in top panels. The hall
and inner room have closely spaced - spaced chamfered joists and no main
beams. The roof has collars halved, lapped and pegged to straight
principal in elm.


Listing NGR: SX8069637843

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