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Latitude: 50.7255 / 50°43'31"N
Longitude: -3.4494 / 3°26'57"W
OS Eastings: 297795
OS Northings: 92765
OS Grid: SX977927
Mapcode National: GBR P3.0XNT
Mapcode Global: FRA 37N5.B09
Entry Name: Venn's Farmhouse and Adjoining Farmbuildings to South-West
Listing Date: 19 March 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1164779
English Heritage Legacy ID: 86184
Location: Sowton, East Devon, Devon, EX5
District: East Devon
Civil Parish: Sowton
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Sowton St Michael and All Angels
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SOWTON SOWTON LANE (east side)
SX 99 SE
1/48 Venn's Farmhouse and adjoining
- farmbuildings to south-west
Farmhouse with adjoining barn and farm building range. Probably C17 with C18 and
C19 alterations and additions. Roughcast cob, except to the front wall which is of brick; gabled end thatched roof. The farm buildings are of unrendered cob on
stone footings, with hipped thatched roof, and gabled-end slate roof. House was
originally a 3-room plan house, possibly with a cross passage (there is no door
opposing that to the front) with the hall and inner room to the right, and the
service end to the left; a late-C18 wing extends to the rear of the service end;
there is structural evidence that it replaces an earlier rear room, and this is
confirmed by its odd alignment at an oblique angle to the house. Service room
heated by an internal end stack, the hall by an external rear lateral stack. The
inner room is unheated, and the rear wing has an internal fireplace with bake oven set in one of the rear corners. All stacks with brick shafts. 2 storeys.
Front: C19 brick refacing; regular 5-window range; first floor with C19 3-light
casement windows, lintels at eaves level; leanto tiled canopy to doorway, with one 3-light casement window to the left, 3 to the right, all with segmental window arches. A brick, thatched leanto abuts the left hand end, with a small 2-light casement window in the gable wall. The farm buildings stand forward of the house, and extend to the right of the farmhouse along Sowton Lane; tall cob barn stands end-on to the road, with 1 small ground floor opening only : attached to this is a lower cob barn, with wagon entrance to the farmstead to the left all under continuous slate roof.
N W Alcock, 'Houses in an East Devon Parish', Trans. Devon Assoc, 94 (1962) pp.
Listing NGR: SX9779592764
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