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Higher Thorne Cottage and Attached Outbuilding

A Grade II Listed Building in Buckland Brewer, Devon

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Latitude: 50.9245 / 50°55'28"N

Longitude: -4.2508 / 4°15'2"W

OS Eastings: 241906

OS Northings: 116303

OS Grid: SS419163

Mapcode National: GBR KG.Q4YZ

Mapcode Global: FRA 16ZN.PRB

Plus Code: 9C2QWPFX+QM

Entry Name: Higher Thorne Cottage and Attached Outbuilding

Listing Date: 19 October 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1170929

English Heritage Legacy ID: 91387

Location: Buckland Brewer, Torridge, Devon, EX39

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Buckland Brewer

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Buckland Brewer

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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10/70 Higher Thorne
Cottage and
attached outbuilding
Farmhouse, probably a longhouse now house. Late medieval; remodelled
in C17; mid/late C19 alterations. Colourwashed render over cob set on
stone plinth; gabled thatch roof; rendered stone end stack to right of
house. Plan: of longhouse type with 2-unit house set to left of shippon,
divided by a through-passage in shippon. 2 storeys; 2-window range.
Mid/late C19 inserted entry to left has open-fronted porch set in front
of C19 plank door. Flat rendered arches over mid/late C19 two to 3-light
casements; 2 similar windows in left-hand bay of shippon, the lower window
probably representing a mid/late C19 blocking of one of the through-passage
doors; loft opening above C19 plank door to shippon; old (possibly C17)
plank door to through-passage entry to rear. Interior: shippon has cobbled
floor with laterally-placed muck channel, and three C17 A-frame trusses
with halved and crossed apexes; the partition wall on the left side of
the shippon, which flanks one side of the through-passage, has a late
medieval raised cruck with a collar and its ridge purlin set diagonally
into a yoked apex (Alcock type Ll); the cruck has heavy smoke blackening
on the side facing the house. Through-passage has two ovolo-moulded
(probably reset) joists, one with a jewel stop. Interior of house; chamfered
bressummer over open fireplace with cloam oven; round-arched cream hob.
Mid/late C19 straight-flight stair to first floor, which has c17 plank
door to left, and C17 A-frame roof with pegged collars (apex not visible).

Listing NGR: SS4190616303

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