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Latitude: 51.0053 / 51°0'19"N
Longitude: -4.0781 / 4°4'41"W
OS Eastings: 254294
OS Northings: 124936
OS Grid: SS542249
Mapcode National: GBR KQ.JSVV
Mapcode Global: FRA 26BG.C1N
Entry Name: Shortridge Farmhouse Including Barn Adjoining at North East
Listing Date: 16 February 1989
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1168189
English Heritage Legacy ID: 91890
Location: Yarnscombe, Torridge, Devon, EX31
Civil Parish: Yarnscombe
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Yarnscombe St Andrew
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS 52 SW
3/274 Shortridge Farmhouse including barn
- adjoining at north east
Farmhouse and adjoining barn. House probably C16 in origin but remodelled in the
circa mid/late C17, late C20 refenestration. Barn probably C18. Roughly-dressed
stone rubble farmhouse; corrugated asbestos roof (formerly thatched), gabled at ends;
front lateral stack and projecting end stacks, all with tall stone shafts. Stone
rubble barn with a slate roof, gabled at ends.
Plan: The east-facing farmhouse is a 3 room and cross passage plan with a rear
centre additions, inner room kitchen to the left (south) hall in the centre, heated
from the front lateral stack with a dairy and stair to the rear. The lower (north)
end room (not seen at time of survey 1988) is probably a parlour. The left hand end
of the house has a lower roofline and earlier roof structure. The hall, passage and
lower end have been extended at the rear to accommodate the dairy and stair which
have mid/late C17 doorframes, and the house has been re-roofed with a higher ridge-
line to span these rear additions. C20 alterations have been a matter of plastering
over original features which still survive, and re-fenestration involving the
alteration of several window embrasures. The barn adjoining at the north east at
right angles is rectangular with a central entrance.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4 window front, the roofline lower at the left
end. C20 2-leaf glazed front door to the cross passage to right of centre, a C20
single-storey flat-roofed porch room adjoins the front at the left. C20 timber small
pane casement windows, some with altered embrasures. The rear elevation has about 1
metre of cob below the eaves. The barn adjoining at the north-east has a central
doorway with cheeks and a segmental red brick arch.
Interior: C20 ceilings conceal the carpentry which is said to survive on the ground
floor. The left end kitchen fireplace has been concealed but retains a massive
timber lintel and bread ovens (information from owner) and the lintel and jambs of
the hall fireplace are also said to survive below the present, smaller opening. C17
doorframes to the dairy (which opens off the hall) and the staircase which has oak
treads. Oak joists of stout scantling to the attic, which formerly had a floor and
retains a blocked window in the right (north) gable end. Interior of barn not
Roof: The 2 pegged trusses over the left (south) and have halved downward-curving
collars with a slight chamfer. The other trusses, which are numbered, are also oak,
and pegged with butt collars. Posts rise from a decayed wall plate on the earlier
rear wall to support the trusses spanning the extra width across the dairy and stair.
The 2 buildings form a good group.
Listing NGR: SS5429424936
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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