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Lower Woodburn Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Oakford, Devon

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Latitude: 50.9963 / 50°59'46"N

Longitude: -3.6139 / 3°36'49"W

OS Eastings: 286843

OS Northings: 123114

OS Grid: SS868231

Mapcode National: GBR LB.KJ9L

Mapcode Global: FRA 369G.ZXC

Entry Name: Lower Woodburn Farmhouse

Listing Date: 7 December 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1169692

English Heritage Legacy ID: 96784

Location: Oakford, Mid Devon, Devon, EX16

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Oakford

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Oakford St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


4/138 Lower Woodburn Farmhouse


Farmhouse. Circa early/mid C17, probably a remodelling of an earlier house.
Colourwashed rendered cob and stone rubble; slate roof, gabled at ends; end stack
with brick shafts, axial stack with stone shaft.
Plan: single depth 3 room plan, the right hand room with a lower roofline is probably
a rebuilding of the former lower end and passage and served as a cider house with
apple loft at one time. Present entrance at junction between right hand and centre
rooms, facing the side of the axial chimney breast. 2 high quality early/mid C17
rooms to the left. Rear outshut with lean-to roof is probably a post C17 series of
service rooms.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4 plus 3 window front with a gabled porch with
rounded outer doorway to right of centre. The taller block to the left h as a
mixture of small pane 2 and 3-light casement windows: some with iron frames and
glazing bars, some with C18 square leaded panes.
Interior: Good survival of high quality C17 carpentry and joinery. The left hand
room has an open fireplace with timber lintel, a deeply-chamfered intersecting beamed
ceiling with exposed joists, a fine plank and mumtin screen with original doorframe
intact, chamfered muntins with scroll stops and a chamfered doorframe in the rear
wall, possibly formerly leading to a stair turret. The centre room has an open
fireplace with a timber lintel, ashlar jambs and a bread oven. Both left hand ground
floor rooms have lime ash floors. Other joinery of interest includes several good
C17 or C18 plank doors probably C18.
Roof: Large apex pegged trusses with nailed collars over 2 left hand rooms, modern
roof over lower end. 2 re-used timbers appear to be slightly smoke-blackened.
A very unspoiled traditional house.

Listing NGR: SS8684323114

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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