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Plumley Farmhouse, Including Cottage Immediately North-West of House

A Grade II Listed Building in Bovey Tracey, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6085 / 50°36'30"N

Longitude: -3.6958 / 3°41'44"W

OS Eastings: 280107

OS Northings: 80130

OS Grid: SX801801

Mapcode National: GBR QL.846W

Mapcode Global: FRA 374G.J06

Plus Code: 9C2RJ853+CM

Entry Name: Plumley Farmhouse, Including Cottage Immediately North-West of House

Listing Date: 3 July 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1165536

English Heritage Legacy ID: 84468

Location: Bovey Tracey, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ13

County: Devon

District: Teignbridge

Civil Parish: Bovey Tracey

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Bovey Tracey St Peter, St Paul and St Thomas

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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2/25 Plumley Farmhouse,
- including cottage immediately
north-west of house

Farmhouse. Late C16 or C17, remodelled and enlarged in early C19 (certainly by
1845). Early part of cob and stone, C19 addition of stone rubble, the whole
rendered externally. Slated roofs with late C19 glazed ridge-tiles, the gables
finished with stone copings and kneelers. Front of the C19 range has 2 large
projecting chimneystacks with offsets, these having paired shafts, chamfered and
stopped, with tapered tops. 3 other plain stacks with C19 tapered tops: one on
ridge at rear of C19 range, the others on the ridge of the older range, in the
centre and on the right-hand gable. Plan consists of a C16 or C17 rear range, long
enough to have contained a 3-room and cross-passage plan. In front of it, at left-
hand end, is an L-shaped C19 range with entrance porch in the angle of the L. 2
storeys. Present exterior, which corresponds almost exactly with that shown in a
drawing of 1845, is designed in a romantic Tudor style with wood mullions and stucco
hoodmoulds to the windows. Entrance porch has 2-centred arch with hood mould; inner
door has 3 tall ogee-headed panels with glazed head tracery above. Second storey of
porch has window with cranked head containing an 8-pane fixed wood sash with old
glass. To left of porch is one of the large projecting chimneystacks, this having a
small inserted ground-storey window to its right. To right of porch is the gabled
L-wing with one window in each storey; ground storey window has 4 lights, the second
storey window 3 lights, all with 8 panes per light, mostly of old glass. The right-
hand side wall of wing has the other large projecting stack to left and a mullioned-
and-transomed stair window to right, each of its 4 lights with 6 panes. To right of
the wing is the exposed end of the old house, 3 windows wide, the left-hand bay
forming a slight projection. In ground storey the left-hand window is of 4
mulilioned-and-transomed lights, the mullions ovolo-moulded on the inside and the
lower part possibly of C17 date; leaded panes, one light an old iron casement with
original catch. Above, in second storey, a 3-light mullioned window with old iron
casement in centre having leaded panes. To right in ground storey is a window of 3
lights with 3 panes per light, and then a window of 2-lights with 2 panes per light.
In second storey a pair of 2-light windows, each light of 8 panes, under a single
Interior: C19 addition has original wooden open well stair with thin square section
balusters and octagonal newels with moulded caps. Older rear range has chamfered
beams with notched step-stops, some of them slightly rounded. Roof rebuilt in C19.
Farmyard: immediately north-west of the house and included in the listing is a
cottage, probably of late C17 or early C18. It has rendered solid walls and a
slated roof. In gable end a large projecting chimneystack with offsets. It is 2-
storeys and 3-windows wide, the windows containing small, 2-light C19 casements. It
may prove to have early features concealed under plaster. West of the house, and
separately listed, is a U-shaped range of farm buildings, partly late C16 or C17 and
partly C19.
Source: Sketch of 1845 by Elizabeth Croker (Devon Record Office, 2160A add.7/PZ4,

Listing NGR: SX8010780130

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