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Latitude: 51.1232 / 51°7'23"N
Longitude: -3.9709 / 3°58'15"W
OS Eastings: 262169
OS Northings: 137842
OS Grid: SS621378
Mapcode National: GBR KV.9HW1
Mapcode Global: VH4MT.4137
Entry Name: Hill House and Adjoining Shippon and Detached Kitchen 5 Metres to South
Listing Date: 25 February 1965
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1165051
English Heritage Legacy ID: 98612
Location: Loxhore, North Devon, Devon, EX31
District: North Devon
Civil Parish: Loxhore
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Loxhore St Michael and All Angels
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS 63 NW
4/129 Hill House and adjoining shippon
25.2.65 and detached kitchen 5 metres to
Farmhouse, now house with adjoining shippon and detached kitchen. Farmhouse C16.
Shippon and detached kitchen C17, all remodelled in late C20. House of whitewashed
rubble and cob with asbestos slate roof, shippon and detached kitchen of rubble with
slate roofs. House has stack heating inner room at left gable end and large axial
stack with drip backing onto through-passage in well preserved 3 cell open hall
plan. No division between passage and lower end, which may have been the byre of a
longhouse, originally open to the roof. The hall remarkably still remains open to
the roof while the inner room appears to have been floored over in C17. Single
storey hall between each end with attic storey. 3-window range to south-side. C20
2-light casements. The hall and upper end ground floor windows have been pushed out
under a single narrow slated lean-to canopy. Through-passage doorway to right with
C19 doorframe and plank door with middle rail. 2 rounded rubble projections to
rear, the smaller one for bread oven to axial stack, the large one to eaves height
is the stair turret, both later additions.
C17 stair turret doorway in hall has thin chamfered jambs and segmental head. Roof
is carried on 2 pairs of partially exposed raised crucks with trenched purlins.
Shippon adjoins at lower gable end, converted into part of dwelling. Stone buttress
at left end and external stone steps to front with C20 windows inserted in door
opening on each floor. Detached kitchen to rear with former byre at left gable end
both now converted into single dwellings, joined to Hill House by courtyard walls of
rubble. Short brick shaft at right gable end to rubble stack with pronounced
batter. Courtyard side has openings above and to left of plank door. South-side
has 3-window range of C20 casements and buttress towards upper end. (E. Mercer,
English Vernacular Houses, 1975).
Listing NGR: SS6216937842
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