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Rendells Including Adjoining Outbuilding to South-West and Courtyard Wall

A Grade II Listed Building in Hartland, Devon

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Latitude: 50.9701 / 50°58'12"N

Longitude: -4.4959 / 4°29'45"W

OS Eastings: 224854

OS Northings: 121933

OS Grid: SS248219

Mapcode National: GBR K4.M2XF

Mapcode Global: FRA 16GK.492

Plus Code: 9C2QXGC3+3J

Entry Name: Rendells Including Adjoining Outbuilding to South-West and Courtyard Wall

Listing Date: 19 June 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1166275

English Heritage Legacy ID: 91232

Location: Hartland, Torridge, Devon, EX39

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Hartland

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Hartland St Nectan

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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3/166 Rendells including adjoining
- outbuilding to south-west and
courtyard wall

- II

House formerly farmhouse. Circa mid C17 with later C17 and C18 additions. Stone
rubble walls, partly cob at the rear. Gable-ended slate roof, hipped to rear wing
and corrugated iron roof to outbuilding. Brick axial stack towards left-hand end,
at right gable is C17 squared rubble stack with dripstones and dripcourse. Brick
stack at end of rear wing.
Plan: original plan not entirely clear but basically 2 rooms with a through-
passage, parlour to right and hall/kitchen to left. At rear of the right-hand room
is very small C17 lean-to reputeduly used for storing the beer. Beyond the left-
hand room is a large dairy which may not be original but forms part of a wing
projecting to the front, of which the end section was very probably a malthouse and
the whole dates from circa early C18. At the rear overlapping the central room and
the dairy is a circa late C17 wing added probably as a kitchen. Behind the passage
a projection was built in the C18 to take a framed staircase.
Exterior: 2 storeys, formerly 3 to the malthouse. Regular 3 window front of late
C20 2-light casements, those on the 1st floor without glazing bars, the later C20
ground floor windows have flat arches above. Central late C20 panelled and part-
glazed door. Malthouse projects in wing from left-hand end with 2 very low openings
just below the eaves and a plank door to right of centre. To its left is a slight
projection on the ground floor probably for the steeping tank. Rear elevation of
house has small C17 lean-to to left, small hipped stair-wing to its right and
adjoining that a wide wing projects. To the right of it in the rear wall of the
house is a 1st floor circa early C18 2-light square section wooden mullion window.
C19 2-light small-paned casement below. At the front of the house a small courtyard
is enclosed by a rubble and cob wall with slate capping and a C19 wooden arch in its
right-hand end.
Interior: right-hand room has C17 open fireplace with dressed stone jambs and
wooden lintel with cyma and ogee moulding. Chamfered and step-stopped cross beams.
Room to left of passage has very large open fireplace with slightly cambered
unchamfered wooden lintel. Brick oven in left-hand side and blocked arch opening to
right. The fireplace jambs are of dressed stones with narrow chamfered edges. The
ceiling beams in this room have been encased in lath and plaster. The diary has
slate shelves and original internal shutters to end window, also heavy plain cross
beams. In the rear wing are roughly chamfered wany cross beams. In the very small
room behind the right-hand end a blocked C17 timber window can be seen with
chamfered mullions.
Over the main range 4 C17 trusses survive consisting of substantial straight
principals rafters with morticed apices, straight morticed collars and trenched
purlins. Over the rear wing the roof truss has a shallower pitch with collar simply
halved on. The malthouse wing also retains some original trusses which also have
collars halved and pegged on. Roughly chamfered ceiling beams on the ground floor.
The interest of this house lies particularly in its plan and development - with
early outshut and attached malthouse - it also remains surprisingly unaltered since
the C18 with an attractive external appearance enhanced by its courtyard wall.

Listing NGR: SS2485421933

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