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Latitude: 50.7106 / 50°42'37"N
Longitude: -3.841 / 3°50'27"W
OS Eastings: 270114
OS Northings: 91718
OS Grid: SX701917
Mapcode National: GBR QB.WP14
Mapcode Global: FRA 27V6.FFB
Entry Name: Nattonhole Farmhouse
Listing Date: 4 April 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1169301
English Heritage Legacy ID: 94847
Location: Drewsteignton, West Devon, Devon, EX6
District: West Devon
Civil Parish: Drewsteignton
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Drewsteignton
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SX 79 SW DREWSTEIGNTON
5/51 Nattonhole Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Apparently wholly mid C17 but plan suggests earlier origins. Plastered
local stone rubble, the east end is exposed with large dressed granite quoins; stone
rubble stacks with original granite ashlar chimneyshafts; thatch roof.
Plan: a single phase building. Long 4-room-and-through-passage plan Dartmoor
longhouse built across the hillslope facing south-south-west, say south. Inner room
parlour at right (east) end with projecting gable-end stack. Hall has large axial
stack backing onto the passage and large stair turret projecting to rear. Rear of
passage now blocked by secondary stair. Kitchen on lower side of passage with large
lateral stack projecting to rear. Shippon with hayloft over at left (west) end. It
is possible that the hall was originally used as the kitchen and that the lower end
kitchen was a later conversion of a dairy. 2 storeys throughout and secondary
outshots to rear of hall and inner room parlour.
Exterior: main house has an irregular 4-window front, with a fifth to the shippon;
all C20 casements with glazing bars. Passage front doorway is just left of centre
and now contains a C20 part-glazed 4-panel door behind a contemporary slate-roofed
porch. The shippon has a cow doorway with hayloft loading hatch directly above
(both containing plain plank doors). Roof is gable-ended.
Interior was not available for inspection at the time of this survey and therefore
the following account is based on the former list description. Both hall and inner
room parlour have crossbeams with double ovolo mouldings. These rooms are separated
by an oak plank-and-muntin screen; the muntins have shallow mouldings on both sides
and scroll stops to the hall, urn stops to the parlour. Plain carpentry detail in
kitchen and shippon. Roof of A-frame trusses mortise-and-tenoned onto short wall
posts. The "principal bedroom" (presumably over the inner room parlour) has late
C17 ornamental plasterwork featuring a centrepiece of stylised stiff foliage design.
Nattonhole is a most interesting house. It is a Dartmoor longhouse completely new-
built in the mid C17. Its carpentry detail is very similar to nearly Drascombe
Barton (q.v.). It is less than 400m from two other important farmhouses, Drascombe
Barton (q.v.) and Hobhouse Farmhouse (q.v.).
Source: plan is published in : Peter Beacham. The Dartmoor Longhouse, Devon
Archaeology No. 3 (1985) p.25.
Listing NGR: SX7011491718
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