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Mount Pleasant Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Throwleigh, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6798 / 50°40'47"N

Longitude: -3.8595 / 3°51'34"W

OS Eastings: 268720

OS Northings: 88334

OS Grid: SX687883

Mapcode National: GBR Q9.RJ9M

Mapcode Global: FRA 27T8.S81

Plus Code: 9C2RM4HR+W6

Entry Name: Mount Pleasant Farmhouse

Listing Date: 16 September 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1168135

English Heritage Legacy ID: 94757

ID on this website: 101168135

Location: Murchington, West Devon, TQ13

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Throwleigh

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Throwleigh St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Farmhouse. C16 with major late C16 and C17 improvements, last modernised in the
C19. Whitewashed granite stone rubble with large roughly-shaped quoins; granite
stacks, one with its original granite ashlar chimney shaft; thatch roof.
Plan and development: L-shaped house on level ground. The main block faces south-
south-east, say south, and it has a 3-room-and-cross-passage plan. There is no sign
of any passage rear doorway. Small unheated inner room (probably used as a dairy)
at the left (west) end. Hall has an axial stack backing onto the passage and small
unheated service end room. 1-room plan parlour block projecting at right angles to
rear of inner room with a gable-end stack. At one time the parlour block had been
used as a separate 1-room plan cottage. It is not possible to determine the early
development of the house since the main block roof was replaced in the C17.
Nevertheless it is clear that the house begun as an open hall house and there is
evidence that the inner room too was open to the roof. This suggests early C16
origins. House is now 2 storeys.
Exterior: 3-window front (with only one to the first floor) of C19 and C20
casements with glazing bars. The passage front doorway is right of centre and
contains a C19 plank door and the eaves are carried down over as a hood. Roof is
half-hipped to left and gable-ended to right. Rear of the main block is blind. The
outer side of the rear parlour wing also contains C19 and C20 casements with glazing
bars and a secondary late C19 - early C20 part-glazed door.
Interior appears to-be largely the result of a superficial C19 modernisation but the
original layout appears well preserved. The hall has a granite- ashlar fireplace.
At the upper end of the hall a series of axial joists with rounded ends provides
evidence of an internal jetty. The hall was floored over probably in the mid or
late C17 by a roughly-finished crossbeam. No carpentry detail shows in the inner or
service rooms. The parlour has a soffit-chamfered axial beam and the fireplace is
blocked by a C19 grate. Roof was not inspected although the bases of the principals
show in the main block and indicate C17 A-frame roof trusses.
Mount Pleasant is a little-modernised farmhouse and one of a group of attractive
listed buildings in the hamlet.

Listing NGR: SX6872088334

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