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Trucklegate Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Uplowman, Devon

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Latitude: 50.9305 / 50°55'49"N

Longitude: -3.4205 / 3°25'13"W

OS Eastings: 300270

OS Northings: 115522

OS Grid: ST002155

Mapcode National: GBR LL.PR88

Mapcode Global: FRA 36QN.38L

Plus Code: 9C2RWHJH+6R

Entry Name: Trucklegate Farmhouse

Listing Date: 17 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1168395

English Heritage Legacy ID: 96024

ID on this website: 101168395

Location: East Mere, Mid Devon, EX16

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Uplowman

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Halberton

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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4/177 Trucklegate Farmhouse
- II
Farmhouse. Early C16 with major later C16 and Cl7 improvements, some C19
alterations. Plastered cob on stone rubble footings; stone rubble stacks topped
with C19 and C20 brick; coated slate roof.
Plan and development: 3-room-and-through-passage plan house built on level ground
facing south. At the right (east) end there is a small unheated inner room. The
hall has a projecting rear lateral stack. On the lower side of the passage there is
a narrow dairy and kitchen with a large gable-end stack.
The one surviving original truss (over the hall, inner room partition) is smoke-
blackened and indicates that the original house was open to the roof from end to
end, divided by low partitions, and was heated by an open hearth fire. From the mid
C16 to the mid Cl7 the hall fireplace was inserted and the house progressively
floored over. The service end was probably built as a kitchen in the mid C17.
House is 2 storeys.
Exterior: irregular 4-window front of late C19 and C20 casements, the latest
without glazing bars, and left of centre is a maybe C18 casement with one light
containing small rectangular panes of old glass in an iron frame. The passage front
doorway is roughly central and contains a C20 part-glazed plank door. The service
end front is recessed very slightly from the main front. The roof is gable-ended.
At the back of the C20 leanto porch contains a reused Cl7 oak 2-light window with
chamfered mullion.
Interior: both sides of the through-passage are lined with oak plank-and-muntin
screens. The upper (hall side) screen is less complete than the lower one which
includes a blocked shoulder-headed doorway. Also, on the back of this screen, the
centre and end studs have corbels carved out of the solid oak. These were provided
to support the axial beams of the service end before it was rebuilt in the mid Cl?
with a new ceiling. The axial beams in the service end kitchen and in the hall are
soffit-chamfered with step stops. The kitchen fireplace is blocked. The alcove
alongside may have been a walk-in curing chamber. The hall fireplace is also
blocked but its soffit-chamfered oak lintel shows. It once had a projecting ledge
but this has been cut off. The hall/inner room partition is plastered over although
the farmer reported that an arch-headed doorway has been removed. The only original
roof truss is a side-pegged jointed cruck with cambered collar over that partition.
It was originally open and it is smoke-blackened from the original open hearth fire.
The rest of the roof was replaced at a higher level in the C19.

Listing NGR: ST0027015522

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