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Lower Northcott Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Sheldon, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8748 / 50°52'29"N

Longitude: -3.2526 / 3°15'9"W

OS Eastings: 311965

OS Northings: 109116

OS Grid: ST119091

Mapcode National: GBR LT.TCS4

Mapcode Global: FRA 462S.GNJ

Plus Code: 9C2RVPFW+WX

Entry Name: Lower Northcott Farmhouse

Listing Date: 27 January 1989

Last Amended: 3 November 1999

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1205128

English Heritage Legacy ID: 87186

Location: Sheldon, East Devon, Devon, EX15

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Sheldon

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Sheldon St James the Greater

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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1520/3/179 Lower Northcott

27.01.1989 II*

Farmhouse. Mid C17, C19 dairy wing, modernised circa 1980. Plastered local
stone rubble; stone rubble stables with plastered brick chimneyshafts; slate
Plan: 4-room-and-through-passage plan house facing south. At the left (west)
end is an inner room parlour with a gable-end stack. It is connected to the
hall by a short corridor along the front past a small buttery. Hall has an
axial stack backing onto the passage which contains the stair. Lower end kitchen
with gable-end stack. 1-room plan C19 dairy/service wing projects at right
angles to rear of the inner room parlour. Apart from the rear block the house
appears to be a single phase mid C17 house, the hall was floored over from the
beginning. 2 storeys.
Exterior: Irregular 6-window front of C20 casements with rectangular panes
of leaded glass and includes a bay with French window to the hall and another
small bay window first floor left end. The passage front doorway is right of
centre and contains an old plank door behind and C20 gabled porch. Rear of
passage is blocked by a small C20 extension. Alongside is the buttery window
which has an original moulded oak frame but has lost its mullions. Main roof
is gable-ended to left and is hipped to right.
Interior of main block is well preserved and most of the structural carpentry
is mid C17. All the rooms have similar chamfered and step-stopped crossbeams.
The passage/kitchen partition is an oak plank-and-muntin screen containing a
Tudor arch doorway. Here the muntins are chamfered with runout stops. Superior
oak plank-and-muntin screens either side of the buttery: these have ovolo-moulded
muntins. The kitchen fireplace is partly blocked but is roughly-chamfered oak
lintel is exposed. The hall and parlour fireplaces have been rebuilt. Main
block roof of clean side-pegged jointed cruck trusses with collars fixed by
pegged mortise-and-tenon joints.

Listing NGR: ST1196509116

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