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Latitude: 50.7416 / 50°44'29"N
Longitude: -4.2592 / 4°15'33"W
OS Eastings: 240694
OS Northings: 95985
OS Grid: SX406959
Mapcode National: GBR NQ.2PS9
Mapcode Global: FRA 17Z3.SM7
Plus Code: 9C2QPPRR+J8
Entry Name: North Thorne Farmhouse
Listing Date: 21 January 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1164825
English Heritage Legacy ID: 90743
Location: Broadwoodwidger, Torridge, Devon, EX21
Civil Parish: Broadwoodwidger
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Ashwater St Peter ad Vincula
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SX 49 NW
4/41 North Thorne Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Circa late C16 with circa late C18/early C19 alterations. Stone rubble
and cob, the higher end whitewashed and rendered, bitumen painted slate roof gabled
at ends, formerly thatched. Projecting lateral stack on front heating hall with a
tall stone chimney shaft of squared masonry, small rendered stack at right end
heating inner room.
3 room and through passage plan the inner room probably originally unheated. A
straight joint indicates that the lower end has been rebuilt, it is in use as a
farmbuilding. A 2-storey rear addition to the higher end may have originated as a
single-storey dairy or service rooms. The through passage plan survives with a
blocked doorway leading from the passage to the lower end. A circa late C18 straight
stair has been inserted at the rear of the hall. The roof has been raised and the
roof trusses replaced, probably in the late C19 or early C20. 2 storeys.
Asymmetrical 1:3 window front, the left-hand opening a loft entrance in the lower
end. Wide open-fronted stone porch with a sloping corrugated asbestos roof and a
wide front door leads into the through passage to the right of the lower end. Large
slightly projecting lateral stack on the front heating the hall to the right of the
passage. The stack has a tall stone shaft and a semi-circular projecting bread oven.
2 ground floor windows to the right are C20 3-light casements, 2 and 3 panes per
light, 3 first floor C20 3-light casements 3 panes per light. The lower end has a
first floor loft entrance above a 2-light window to the left of a ventilation slit.
A lower farmbuilding adjoins the lower end at the left, it has a slate roof hipped at
the left end, an entrance on the front at the right and an opening under the eaves on
Interior The fireplace to the hall stack is late C20, earlier jambs and lintel may
be concealed behind. The hall has 1 large chamfered ceiling beam, stops may be
hidden by the wall plaster. Large roughly-chamfered ceiling beam to the inner room
which also has a C20 fireplace. The partition enclosing the stair has wide
horizontal planking. Wide plank door between the passage and hall. Circa early C19
doorframe. The roof trusses over the higher end are C20.
Listing NGR: SX4069495985
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