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Latitude: 50.6621 / 50°39'43"N
Longitude: -3.2964 / 3°17'47"W
OS Eastings: 308467
OS Northings: 85512
OS Grid: SY084855
Mapcode National: GBR P7.6WZY
Mapcode Global: FRA 37ZB.9KQ
Entry Name: Anchoring Farmhouse Including Cider House and Stables Adjoining to South
Listing Date: 30 June 1961
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1205087
English Heritage Legacy ID: 86398
Location: Otterton, East Devon, Devon, EX9
District: East Devon
Civil Parish: Otterton
Built-Up Area: Otterton
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Otterton St Michael
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
OTTERTON OTTERY ROAD, Otterton
7/197 Anchoring Farmhouse including
30.6.61 cider house and stables adjoining
Farmhouse with adjoining cider house and stables. Late C15-early C16 with major C16
and C17 improvements, refurbished in late C19. Cider house and stable block are mid
C19. Plastered cob on stone rubble footings; cob and stone rubble stacks topped
with C19 brick, one is disused; thatch roof, slate to cider house, stables and
3-room-and-through-passage plan house facing east-south-east, say east, with inner
room at the right (northern) end. The inner room has a disused end stack, hall has
a projecting front lateral stack and the service end room has a cob gable-end
kitchen stack. C19 outshots to rear. Cider house is built onto the left (south)
end and the stables built at right angles to rear of the left end of the cider
house. House is 2 storeys.
Irregular 4-window front of C20 casements with glazing bars. Front passage doorway
is left of centre and contains a late C19 part-glazed and panelled door. To right
of the doorway is the hall stack. It is plastered but its shape with chamfered
plinth and weathered offsets suggest that it is C17 and built of stone. Small fire
window in the right side. The roof is half-hipped to right and gable-ended to left.
The cider house is lower, it contains a single C20 window and is gable-ended. The
stables contain C19 plank doors and windows.
Interior is largely the result of C19 and C20 modernisations but the original plan
is preserved and early features probably survive under plaster. No beams are
exposed and the hall crossbeam is boxed in. The inner room fireplace is blocked by
a C19 chimneypiece and the stack is disused. The hall fireplace is lined with C19
brick and its lintel is hidden. The kitchen fireplace is blocked but its massive
size is evident. The cupboard alongside to right may be a former walk-in curing
chamber. The roof is mostly original and very unusual. It is propped over the
service end by 2 C19 trusses but there is no truss over the rest of the house.
Instead the ridge and single set of purlins are of large scantling and, unusually
long. These carry the couples of common rafters. This roof and the underside of
the thatch is all heavily smoke-blackened indicating that the late C15-early C16
house was open to the roof, divided by low partitions and heated by an open hearth
The carpentry details in both the cider house and stables are similar. Several
timbers are elm, the rest oak. The crossbeams are neatly finished and have narrow
soffit chamfers with runout stops. The roof consists of A-frame trusses with spiked
lap-jointed collars. They sit on interrupted tie beams.
Listing NGR: SY0846785512
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