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Latitude: 51.0652 / 51°3'54"N
Longitude: -3.9609 / 3°57'39"W
OS Eastings: 262691
OS Northings: 131369
OS Grid: SS626313
Mapcode National: GBR KW.F0CZ
Mapcode Global: FRA 26L9.NNW
Plus Code: 9C3R328Q+3J
Entry Name: Coombe Farmhouse
Listing Date: 18 March 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1165343
English Heritage Legacy ID: 98644
Location: Swimbridge, North Devon, Devon, EX32
Civil Parish: Swimbridge
Built-Up Area: Swimbridge
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Swimbridge St James the Apostle
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS 63 SW
8/162 Coombe Farmhouse
Farmhouse, late C15/early C16. Remodelled probably in C17, refenestrated and
extended in C19. Rendered stone rubble and cob. Slate roof with gable ends. Tall
lateral front hall stack with offsets and drip, heightened in brick. Brick stack
at right gable end and to gable end of rear extension. 3 cell, former open hall
house plan with stair turret to rear of cross-passage. Stairs now inserted in
cross-passage which has been widened by encroaching on inner end of room to right.
A further staircase situated in the unheated inner room has also been removed. C19
2 storied right-angled gable-ended kitchen extension added to rear forming overall
T-shaped plan. 2 storeys. 3 window range of horned sashes with margin glazing
bars. Brick porch with gabled roof and semi-circular arched entrance to 6-panelled
inner door. Similar sashes to each side, the hall window pushed out in line with
lateral stack under slate lean-to canopy. Tall 2-light window to left end. Slated
roof to dairy outshut to rear in right-hand angle of T-shape.
Interior: stop-chamfered beam to hall which contains vertical dado matchboarding.
Some early joinery survives to chamber at right end. Single raised cruck truss
survives over hall with cranked collar morticed into soffits of blades. The
blades, however, must have been too short for the span of the building as short
extension pieces have had to be scarfed onto the tip of each blade to complete the
apex which carried a diagonally threaded ridge purl in, all equally smoke-blackened.
The original 2 tiers of threaded purlins supporting 4 thick smoke-blackened rafters
extend only as far as the end of the hall. The 2 trusses over inner room and 4
trusses over the cross-passage end are all later replacements. The full sequence
of development is not, therefore, recoverable but the slight rise to the first
floor level over the hall suggests this was the last section of the house to
receive an inserted floor.
Listing NGR: SS6269131369
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