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East Titchberry Farmhouse Including Wall Immediately to North

A Grade II Listed Building in Hartland, Devon

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Latitude: 51.0161 / 51°0'58"N

Longitude: -4.5045 / 4°30'16"W

OS Eastings: 224423

OS Northings: 127069

OS Grid: SS244270

Mapcode National: GBR K4.J6P9

Mapcode Global: FRA 16GF.DXT

Plus Code: 9C3Q2F8W+F5

Entry Name: East Titchberry Farmhouse Including Wall Immediately to North

Listing Date: 2 June 1977

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1165809

English Heritage Legacy ID: 91192

Location: Hartland, Torridge, Devon, EX39

County: Devon

District: Torridge

Civil Parish: Hartland

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Hartland St Nectan

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

Tagged with: Farmhouse Thatched farmhouse

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SS 22 NW
1/125 East Titchberry Farmhouse
including wall immediately to
2.6.77 north


Farmhouse. Circa 1500 with C17 and C18 alterations and C20 additions. Rendered
rubble walls. Gable-ended thatch roof. 2 rendered, probably brick, stacks, one
axial and one at left gable-end, at right gable is rendered rubble stack with
dripcourse and brick shaft.
Plan: original plan form not entirely clear but at present 3 main rooms which
presumably would have had a passage between 2 of them although there is now no sign
of it. The house was originally of the open hall form with a central hearth, to
what extent the house was open to the roof is not clear since the roof structure
over each end has been replaced. The hall was floored at some stage during the C17
and an axial stack inserted into it, the right-hand room was also given a C17 stack
but that to the left-hand room may be a later insertion. Behind the right-hand room
is a C17 newel staircase in a projection. Further alterations took place in circa
early C18 when the house may have been turned back to front, the front wall of the
hall was built out and an axial passage partitioned off along its rear wall.
Another staircase was added in a projection behind the left-hand room probably in
the late C18 or early C19. 2 single storey C20 extensions built at front of either
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical nothern elevation has C20 small-paned casements
and sashes and a wide projection at the centre. Single storey flat-roofed C20
extensions projecting from left and right ends. The southern elevation has an
asymmetrical arrangement of windows, the right-hand side of tine front projects
slightly without windows and to left of centre is a semi-circular stair projection.
C20 small-paned one and 2-light casements on the 1st floor with C19 16-pane sash
below to the left and paired 16-pane sashes at the centre. The stair projection
inbetween has a C20 stable-type door in its left-hand side and a single light
casement on the front. The right-hand projection has a C20 plank and part-glazed
door to the left. The east gable wall of the house has a stone mounting block
against it. To the north of the house a small courtyard is enclosed by a tall stone
rubble wall with shaped coping which may be C17 in origin.
Interior: right-hand room has open fireplace with C17 chamfered and hollow step-
stopped wooden lintel and cloam oven in left-hand side. Stone newel stairs at the
rear which are unusually contained in a light framed partition with the outer stone
wall enclosing it at some distance out. The central room shows evidence of the
early C18 remodelling in the form of its chair rail and moulded wooden cornice and
contemporary chimneypiece with projecting central panel to frieze and dentilled
cornice which breaks forward above it. Between chimneypiece and cornice are 2
fielded panels of a type which almost certainly would have lined the whole room.
The cupboards either side are probably C19.
Roof structure: 2 original cruck trusses over the hall of which the rear blades and
only half the front ones survive, one is a face-pegged jointed cruck. The morticed
cranked collars also survive complete with original rafters, battens and thatch -all
are smoke-blackened. At the front of the roof, where the wall has been built out new
rafters have been inserted to take the shallower roof pitch. Over the left-hand and
right-hand ends the roof has been replaced, to the left probably in the C18 but over
the right end the structure could be C17 although full inspection was not possible.

Listing NGR: SS2442327069

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