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Latitude: 50.704 / 50°42'14"N
Longitude: -4.238 / 4°14'16"W
OS Eastings: 242065
OS Northings: 91762
OS Grid: SX420917
Mapcode National: GBR NR.4WTP
Mapcode Global: FRA 2706.W8M
Entry Name: Lower Grinacombe Farmhouse
Listing Date: 21 January 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1164790
English Heritage Legacy ID: 90738
Location: Broadwoodwidger, Torridge, Devon, PL16
Civil Parish: Broadwoodwidger
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
SX 49 SW
6/36 Lower Grinacombe Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Circa late C17 core, minor alterations of the C19. Whitewashed rendered
cob, probably on stone rubble footings, asbestos slate roof (formerly thatched)
gabled at ends. Rendered stack with brick shaft at left end, rendered axial stack
with brick shaft.
3 room and through passage plan with the hall stack backing on to the passage, a
heated lower end room and an unheated inner room. The house appears to have been
turned round and is now entered through what was the C17 rear. The former front of
the hall projects slightly under a catslide roof, the projection may be C18. A front
right single-storey lean-to adjoins the hall and inner room at the former rear left,
the left return of the lean-to is cob, the rest is brick and presumably a C19
extension or rebuild of earlier small service rooms. The unheated inner room was
formerly in use as a woodstore with apple loft over. In the early C19 a small
fireplace was inserted in the passage into the hall stack.
2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4-window garden front (the C17 rear) with the passage
doorway immmediately to the left of the lean-to. The left end has regular
fenestration of circa late C19 4-pane sashes. 2 gabled dormers above the lean-to are
circa late C19 with 2-light casements, 3 panes per light. There is a second entrance
into the lean-to to the left of a 3-light casement, 8 panes per light under a timber
lintel. 2 blocked windows to the right in the lean-to have timber lintels. The C17
front elevation has 2- and 3-light casement windows with glazing bars, the ground
floor window left, lighting the hall is probably a late C18 3-light casement, 8 panes
per light. The hall projection rises as a flush gabled dormer, pigeon holes with
flight ledges to the left of the dormer.
Interior The through passage plan survives. The hall fireplace is C20, probably
concealing earlier jambs and a lintel, the stairs rise within the hall projection.
The hall has a boxed-in ceiling beam and a bench against the right-hand wall with a
panelled back, circa late C19, with painted graining. A second stair in the inner
room is a mid C20 replacement of an earlier stair. The lower end fireplace is C20
and may conceal earlier jambs and lintel. A collar rafter roof, probably late
C18/early C19 has been adapted when the thatch was replaced with slate. Internally
the house is very unaltered since the late C19.
Listing NGR: SX4206591762
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