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Pulhayes Farmhouse Including Cider House Adjoining to North West

A Grade II Listed Building in East Budleigh, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6493 / 50°38'57"N

Longitude: -3.3149 / 3°18'53"W

OS Eastings: 307134

OS Northings: 84116

OS Grid: SY071841

Mapcode National: GBR P6.NY2Z

Mapcode Global: FRA 37YC.8D7

Plus Code: 9C2RJMXP+P2

Entry Name: Pulhayes Farmhouse Including Cider House Adjoining to North West

Listing Date: 10 February 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1204139

English Heritage Legacy ID: 86253

Location: East Budleigh, East Devon, Devon, EX9

County: Devon

Civil Parish: East Budleigh

Built-Up Area: East Budleigh

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: East Budleigh All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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SY 0684
8/53 Pulhayes Farmhouse including cider
- house adjoining to north-west
- II
Farmhouse and adjoining cider house. Mid C17, barn and wing added in early C18,
refurbished in late C19. Plastered cob on stone rubble footings; stone rubble
stacks topped with C19 brick; thatch roof.
The original house had a double depth plan facing south-west. Central through
passage blocked to rear in C20 with a principal front room and narrow service room
to rear either side. The rear rooms are housed in an integral outshot. The hall is
to left (north-west) of the passage with the main stair (now a C19 replacement)
rising to rear of it. Left room was a kitchen. Hall and kitchen have end stacks,
the former originally projecting. Service room behind hall also has an end stack
but this may be a secondary insertion. In the early C18 a 1-room plan extension
built at right angles projecting forward and overlapping from the right end and it
has an outside lateral stack. At about the same time a block was built onto the
left (north-western) end, its end terraced into the hillslope. It contains a narrow
unheated cold store adjoining the hall, the rest being a cider-house.
The main block has a not quite symmetrical 3-window front of C19 and C20 casements
with glazing bars around the central front passage doorway; a C19 6-panel door and a
good contemporary flat hood with double scrolled brackets, panelled soffit and
moulded entablature with modillion cornice. Another window each floor on the end of
the wing and another each floor to the cold store; all C19 and C20 casements with
glazing bars. Cider-store front is blind apart from a plank door at the left end
onto the first floor because of the rise in ground level. Rear of house has
irregular collection of C19 and C20 casements most with glazing bars, one PVC, one
containing a probably C18 iron casement containing rectangular panes of leaded
glass, a gabled dormer over the blocked rear passage doorway, and, to the room rear
of the hall, a canted bay window. Lower 2 steps survive from former external
service stair. The main roof is gable-ended to right, as too is the front wing, and
hipped to left. The eaves step up from main house to the extension.
Interior. The C17 house is well-preserved. Both sides of the passage are lined by
oak plank-and-muntin screens, the muntins are chamfered with straight cut stops.
Both main rooms have 3-bay ceilings with soffit-chamfered crossbeams and double bar-
scroll stops; those in the kitchen have been mutilated. The hall fireplace is built
of dressed blocks of local sandstone and contains a blocked side oven doorway. The
oak lintel has the same finish as the crossbeams. The kitchen fireplace is blocked
by a C19 fireplace but its large size can be appreciated. Also one end of the oak
lintel can be examined in a cupboard; it is soffit-chamfered with scroll stops. The
present kitchen is in the narrow room behind the original includes part of an oak
door-frame with a chamfered surround and bar-scroll stop. It may be reset. The
doorway from passage to hall is a round-headed arch with an early C18 architrave and
there is another similar from the hall to the stairs. The wall between front and
rear service rooms is timber-framed and incorporates the rear posts of the jointed
cruck roof trusses. Only one of the side-pegged jointed cruck trusses is exposed
but the roofspace shows that the roof is all one build. The exposed truss over the
kitchen has a small inscription; TF 1644. It is written upside down as if done
before the timbers were erected. If this can be believed it might date the house.
The truss collars are pegged and lap-jointed with unusual dovetail halvings.
The front wing has a roughly-finished crossbeam and a probably C18 round-headed
cupboard. The chimneypiece here is C20. The coldstore alongside the hall has a
plastered over axial beam and the internal partition reuses a C17 oak 2-light
window; the mullion ovolo-moulded on the outside and chamfered internally. The
cider house has soffit-chamfered crossbeams of massive scantling and a roof of A-
frame trusses with pegged lap-jointed collars. It still contains the complete C19
cider-making machinery.
Pulhayes is a well-preserved farmhouse and the original features are consistent with
the date of 1644 inscribed onto the roof truss. It is also now very unusual for a
complete set of cider-making machinery to survive.

Listing NGR: SY0713484116

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