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Dunscombe Farmhouse Including Cob Garden Wall to South-West

A Grade II Listed Building in Crediton Hamlets, Devon

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Latitude: 50.779 / 50°46'44"N

Longitude: -3.6147 / 3°36'53"W

OS Eastings: 286253

OS Northings: 98953

OS Grid: SX862989

Mapcode National: GBR QQ.P6YY

Mapcode Global: FRA 3791.5KV

Entry Name: Dunscombe Farmhouse Including Cob Garden Wall to South-West

Listing Date: 20 May 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1170172

English Heritage Legacy ID: 95170

Location: Crediton Hamlets, Mid Devon, Devon, EX5

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Crediton Hamlets

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Crediton

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


8/69 Dunscombe Farmhouse including
cob garden wall to south-west


Farmhouse, former mansion of Bodley family. Possibly late 016-early C17 core,
rebuilt in late C17 or C18, refurbished in C19. Flemish bond brick on footings of
squared volcanic stone blocks; front block plastered; slate roofs. 2 parallel
gable-ended ranges. 2-room, double-depth plan with central cross passage to rear
stair. C19 rear service block. Main house faces south-east. 3 gable-ended stacks
and rear axial stack to front right room. 2 storeys with attics in roofspace, half
basement to stairs and vaulted cellars under north-east (right) end. 3-window
front. Central door behind late C19-early C20 gabled porch with glass roof and
sides. C20 windows either side and late C19-early C20 9-pane sashes under
segmental heads to first floor. High plastered cob wall with pitched slate roof
extends from south-west side along one side of garden. Rear elevation of white-
washed brick includes some C19 casements with small panes; contemporary 5-panel
door and rectangular fanlight with glazing bars and margin panes. 2 probably reset
late C16-early C17 Beer stone 2-light stair windows with ovolo-moulded mullions and
hoodmoulds. Both have 2 vertical iron bars to each light and tall upper window
contains 24 rectangular leaded panes each light. North-east double gable end also
includes late C16-early C17 Beer stone features; 2 arched doorways of re-used
moulding to cellars and 2 windows with hoodmoulds on ground floor.
Interior has mainly C19 furnishings and fittings but also includes some late C16-
C17 features; left rear room has moulded beam from a 4-panel intersecting beam
ceiling and stairs to half-basement has closed string, heavy turned oak balusters
and moulded flat handrail. Closed string dog-leg stair above could by late C17 or
C18 but balusters are boxed in. Plain finished cross beams to all first floor
rooms and 8 narrow bays of A-frame trusses in each roof (probably C17). House was
apparently rebuilt or refaced in brick in early C19 but re-use of so many
architectural fragments suggests that some earlier fabric may survive. Oak
panelling and high quality carved chimney piece of 1604 removed to Downes (q.v.) .
Formerly known as Higher Dunscombe.

Listing NGR: SX8625398953

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

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