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Smalldon Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Swimbridge, Devon

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Latitude: 51.0508 / 51°3'2"N

Longitude: -3.96 / 3°57'36"W

OS Eastings: 262712

OS Northings: 129769

OS Grid: SS627297

Mapcode National: GBR KW.G0M4

Mapcode Global: FRA 26LB.P1W

Plus Code: 9C3R322Q+8X

Entry Name: Smalldon Farmhouse

Listing Date: 18 March 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1165486

English Heritage Legacy ID: 98659

Location: Swimbridge, North Devon, Devon, EX32

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Swimbridge

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Swimbridge St James the Apostle

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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11/177 Smalldon Farmhouse


Farmhouse. Possibly late C15, remodelled in C17 with C19 alterations. Painted cob
and stone. Asbestos slate roof. Axial rubble stack. Brick stack at left end. L-
shaped on plan. The front range, formerly open hall with through-passage, inserted
stack backing onto through-passage and heated inner room. Both front and rear
through-passage doorways have been blocked up, the entrance to front having been
moved to left to enter hall. Lower end, formerly a shippon and stable with loft
over, rebuilt as separate dwelling in C20. In C17 a 2-storeyed right-angled
kitchen extension with gable end stack was added to rear left end. 2 storeys. 3-
window range mainly C19 fenestration, one 4-light casement and two 2-light
casements, all 8-panes per light. Tiled gabled porch roof with 6 panelled door.
2-light casements to each side, 8 panes per light and similar casement at left end,
but with 3-panes per light.
Interior: creamery in through-passage. Scratch-moulded joists and stop-chamfered
ceiling beam to hall. Ovolo-moulded door surround to stair turret doorway to rear
of hall and chamfered doorframe with elaborately carved stops to the durns at head
of staircase. Inner room has built-in C19 cupboard to left of fireplace. Rear
kitchen to extension was scroll-stopped chamfered fireplace lintel and ceiling beam
with wide chamfer and large keel stops. Chamfered door surround partly cased in
between hall and kitchen wing. Chamber over hall has had ceiling removed to expose
large raised cruck truss with 2 tiers of threaded purlins and ridge purlins. Large
mortices for removed collar. The majority of rafters survive, with heavy smoke-
blackening extending from lower gabel end wall of through-passage to the hall/inner
room cob partition which rises to the apex of the roof. Over the inner room a
roughly pegged truss appears to be a late C18/C19 replacement with the purlins
resting on the backs of the principals. Two C17 raised cruck trusses with slightly
cranked lap-jointed collars and 2 tiers of threaded purlins and ridge purlin.

Listing NGR: SS6271229769

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