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Upcott Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Oakford, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.9854 / 50°59'7"N

Longitude: -3.5546 / 3°33'16"W

OS Eastings: 290976

OS Northings: 121821

OS Grid: SS909218

Mapcode National: GBR LF.L78W

Mapcode Global: FRA 36FH.YV6

Entry Name: Upcott Farmhouse

Listing Date: 7 December 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1169745

English Heritage Legacy ID: 96792

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

SS 92 SW OAKFORD

5/145 Upcott Farmhouse
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II


Farmhouse. Probably late C16, refurbished in 1641 by Richard Crudge (datestone and
initials on front). Whitewashed rendered cob and stone rubble; slate roof formerly
thatched, hipped at ends; 3 rear lateral stacks.
Plan: 3 room and through passage main range (lower end to the right) plus a fourth
room at the lower end and a rear left wing at right angles to the main range with a
salting-house and former dairy on the ground floor.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 5 window front with a front door to right of
centre and C19 or C20 3-light timber casements with glazing bars except ground floor
right which is a later C20 replacement.
Interior: The hall, to left of the passage, has a plaster ceiling with a moulded
cornice, the ceiling decorated with plaster motifs including wreaths and floral
sprays. 2 chamfered cross beams are plastered over with moulded cornices, all,
presumably, of 1641. C20 chimneypiece, probably concealing earlier jambs and lintel.
The lower end room has a chamfered step-stopped crossbeam, possibly late C16. The
lateral stack is partly blocked but said to retain a bread oven. Left hand room not
inspected.
Roof: C17 pegged trusses, possibly crucks of some type. At least 2 of the first
floor rooms were originally plastered up to the collars of the trusses with a moulded
cornice which still survives in the roofspace. Part of this C17 ceiling has
collapsed but survives in the roofspace above later inserted ceilings.


Listing NGR: SS9097621821

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

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