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Summerhill Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Ashburton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.51 / 50°30'35"N

Longitude: -3.7717 / 3°46'18"W

OS Eastings: 274473

OS Northings: 69295

OS Grid: SX744692

Mapcode National: GBR QG.W8SQ

Mapcode Global: FRA 27ZQ.4G1

Plus Code: 9C2RG65H+X8

Entry Name: Summerhill Farmhouse

Listing Date: 1 September 1992

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1206391

English Heritage Legacy ID: 375988

Location: Ashburton, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ13

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Ashburton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Ashburton St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Farmhouse, now house. C17 or earlier; rear wing added mid or
late C18, when main roof probably renewed; front range
remodelled in C19. Solid rendered walls, probably of stone
rubble except that left wall of rear wing is of rendered
timber framing and rear wall of outshut is of concrete block.
Slated roof, half-hipped at left-hand end. Large old rendered
chimneys on left gable wall and on rear wall. Small mid C19
rendered brick chimney on front wall. 3 rooms in a row with
entrance in right gable wall, opening into stairhall and
passage behind the 2 right-hand rooms. Middle room almost
certainly a C19 enlargement of through-passage; left-hand room
created from 2 earlier rooms (probably hall end inner room) in
C20. At rear, kitchen-wing to right; lean-to pump-house to
left. 2 storeys with single storey pump-house. 4 windows wide,
irregularly spaced. Small-paned windows, mostly wood
casements; 3 sashes to right of upper storey and 2 more in
right gable wall. Glazed porch; C19, extended late C20.
Half-glazed door in right gable-wall; oblong fanlight with
intersecting glazing bars.
Front range has good mid C19 detail: 6-panelled doors, iron
fireplace, open-well wood stair with closed string, thin
square balusters and handrail ramped up over column newels.
Large C17 fireplace in rear wall of former hall: heavy wood
lintel (traces of chamfer and stop), remains of granite-framed
oven. Next to gable fireplace of former inner room a rounded
recess with blocked-in flue, possibly for cream-oven. Kitchen
has 2 mid or late C18 cupboards with round-arched,
ovolo-moulded panelled doors. Similar 2-panelled door with
strap-hinges. Pump-house has cobbled floor and iron pump. 7
roof trusses and 1 in wing, all probably C18: tie-beams,
through-purlins, collars halved to principal rafters with pegs
and nails.
Cobbled courtyard (re-surfaced) in front of house has yielded
coin of 1806.

Listing NGR: SX7447369295

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