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East Coombe Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Chagford, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.669 / 50°40'8"N

Longitude: -3.8635 / 3°51'48"W

OS Eastings: 268408

OS Northings: 87137

OS Grid: SX684871

Mapcode National: GBR Q9.S98Y

Mapcode Global: FRA 27S9.QN8

Entry Name: East Coombe Farmhouse

Listing Date: 16 September 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1165981

English Heritage Legacy ID: 94551

Location: Chagford, West Devon, Devon, TQ13

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Chagford

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Chagford St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SX 68 NE CHAGFORD

3/21 East Coombe Farmhouse
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GV II

Farmhouse. Mid-late C17, modernised circa 1940. Plastered granite stone rubble;
granite stack with granite ashlar chimney shaft; thatch roof.
Plan: 3-room plan house facing south. It is built down a slope. Parlour at downhill
end, the left (west) end, and kitchen in centre. Large axial stack between these
rooms serves back-to-back fireplaces. Rear lobby entrance on to side of the stack
and a winder stair rise from kitchen against front side of the stack. The upper end
room is unheated and terraced into the hillslope. It was originally divided axially
into 2 rooms of equal size, probably then a pantry and dairy. It has been rearranged
and converted to the present kitchen and bathroom. 2 storeys with a woodshed on
right (east) end.
Exterior: irregular 4-window front of C19 and C20 casements with glazing bars. The
ground floor left window has been converted to French windows. The roof is hipped
each end. In fact the right end is gable-ended and hipped over the woodstore which
stands on top of the terrace. Similar fenestration to rear. Main doorway has C19 6-
panel door. Secondary C19 plank door to service end and alongside it a granite
trough is built into the wall and projects from it.
Interior: the parlour was modernised in C19 and shows no earlier features. The
kitchen fireplace is exposed; built of granite ashlar it has a hollow-chamfered
surround and has a side oven (relined with C19 brick) under the winder stair. 3-bay
ceiling has one original roughly chamfered crossbeam; the other is a C20
replacement. Axial roughly-finished beam in service end. Most of the joinery
detail is C19 and C20 but there is one C17 studded plank door with applied panels to
the bathroom (it has been reset). Roof of original A-frame trusses with pegged lap-
jointed collars.
East Coombe has an interesting mid-late C17 plan and a most attractive valley
setting. It is complimented by a group of granite farmbuildings, the oldest of which
are listed.


Listing NGR: SX6840887137

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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