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Beere Farmhouse and Adjoining Outbuilding and Stable to West

A Grade II Listed Building in Molland, Devon

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Latitude: 51.0309 / 51°1'51"N

Longitude: -3.6759 / 3°40'33"W

OS Eastings: 282575

OS Northings: 127061

OS Grid: SS825270

Mapcode National: GBR L8.H6LD

Mapcode Global: FRA 365D.CQF

Plus Code: 9C3R28JF+9J

Entry Name: Beere Farmhouse and Adjoining Outbuilding and Stable to West

Listing Date: 24 November 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1213300

English Heritage Legacy ID: 397623

Location: Molland, North Devon, Devon, EX36

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Molland

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Molland St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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SS 82 NW
15/43 Beere Farmhouse and adjoining
- outbuilding and stable to west
Farmhouse, now house, and adjoining outbuilding and stable. House of c.1500, altered
in the early to mid-C17. Further altered and extended, probably in the mid-to late
C19. Rendered and painted stone rubble and cob; C19 sandstone additions with red-
brick dressings. Gable-ended corrugated-asbestos roofs. Gable ended Welsh-slate roof
to C19 additions. Rendered stone square axial and gable end stacks with weatherings.
Plan and development: Former 3-room and cross-or-through-passage plan, facing south.
Ground falls to left. Late-Medieval open hall house consisting of hall with former
inner room to right and former cross passage to left with former service room beyond.
Formerly open to the roof, probably continuously from end to end with low dividing
partitions. C17 alterations included the insertion of the first floor, probably
initially only over the service room and inner room, and the insertion of the axial
hall stack at the lower end of the hall backing onto the cross passage and an
external end stack to the inner room. The high corbelled hall fireplace lintel
suggests that it formerly heated a hall which remained open to the roof. The hall
was probably not floored until the middle or end of the C17. Eaves raised probably
in the C17, notably higher over the hall section. The service end room was probably
altered also in the C17, with 1-room addition (possibly formerly kitchen or even
shippon, now outbuilding) to the left (see straight joint to rear), either also C17
or later, perhaps C18. The lower end room might have ceased to serve a service
function (perhaps kitchen) when the mid-to late C19 kitchen wing, with external end
stack, was added to the rear of the hall. Lean-to outshut at rear of inner wing,
either C18 or C19. Mid-to late C19 stable wing added at right angles to front of
left-hand end. 2 storeys with stable wing of 1 storey and attic.
Exterior: Roughly symmetrical 4-window front; late C20 2-,3-and 4-light plastic
windows (replacing C19 wooden casements). Former cross-passage entrance between
first and second windows from left, with C20 boarded door approached by C20 concrete
steps. Right-hand end stack with canted sides and offsets. Stable to left. Right-
hand side with segmental-headed boarded stable door to left and passageway entrance
to right with wooden lintel. Gable end to front with boarded loft door and ground-
floor boarded stable door. Left-hand side under C19 window and boarded door to
Interior: Hall has pair of chamfered spine beams with stepped runout stops. Large
C17 open fireplace has cambered wooden lintel with chamfer returning to pair of
chamfered shaped wooden corbels, stone jambs and bread oven with brick jambs. Inner
room has C17 chamfered cross beam with stepped runout stop and chamfered half beams
Remains of late-Medieval smoke-blackened roof consisting mainly of side-pegged
jointed cruck truss at left-hand (lower) end of hall (in front of stack) with
cambered collar, mortice and tenoned apex with V-shaped notch for former diagonally-
set ridge-piece, and trenches for former purlins. Possibly lightly-smoked ridge
piece and purlin. Two probably C17 principal-rafter trusses right-hand end of hall.

Listing NGR: SS8257527061

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