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Latitude: 51.0397 / 51°2'22"N
Longitude: -3.7035 / 3°42'12"W
OS Eastings: 280661
OS Northings: 128086
OS Grid: SS806280
Mapcode National: GBR L6.GZHK
Mapcode Global: FRA 364C.LYN
Entry Name: Copphall Farmhouse and Adjoining Shippon
Listing Date: 24 November 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1213703
English Heritage Legacy ID: 398131
Location: Molland, North Devon, Devon, EX36
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
20/83 Copphall Farmhouse and adjoining
Farmhouse, now holiday accommodation, and adjoining shippon. Early to mid-C17 house,
possibly incorporating earlier fabric. Late C19 addition and probably mid - C20
alterations. C18 adjoining shippon with mid - C20 alterations. Stone rubble,
cement-rendered to front, possibly also over some cob. Gable-ended corrugated-
asbestos roof. Shippon of coursed stone rubble, with gable end rebuilt in concrete
block (possibly former cob) and low band of cob below eaves. Corrugated-iron gable-
ended roof. Rendered end and lateral stacks.
Plan and development: C17 or early C18 3-room and through passage plan facing south
(ground falls to left), consisting of hall with central integral lateral stack to
front, upper room to right with external end stack, and through passage to left of
hall and with service room (now kitchen) at a lower level to the left of that with
integral end stack. Staircase projection at rear of upper end of hall; if the house
were formerly an open hall the stack and stair turret would be possibly contemporary
with a C17 flooring. Probably C17 winder staircase in through passge to left of
entrance, presumably an insertion if the house pre-dates the C17. C19 wing at rear
of through passage and lower end of hall, incorporating a dairy on the ground floor.
C19 lean-to outshut in angle of rear wing and at rear of lower end and adjoining
shippon. Front door inserted in front of lower room at some time. Early C20
alterations include refenestration and raising of eaves over cross passage, hall and
upper room. The front of the hall-section has possibly been rebuilt, probably in the
C20 (see recess in front wall with flanking buttresses). L-plan shippon added in
late C20. Two storeys.
Exterior: Asymmetrical 4-window front; probably mid-C20 wooden cross windows. Old
nail-studded C17 boarded through passage door with glazed panel and pegged frame.
Old nail-studded kitchen door with pegged frame. Late C20 lean-to glazed porch in
front of both doors. Recessed wall in front of hall section with flanking pilaster
buttress, possibly evidence of mid - C20 partial rebuilding (note small stack). Old
full-height raking buttress to lower end. Projecting bread oven in left-hand gable
end. Lean-to stair projection to rear.
Interior: Hall with chamfered spine beams and half beams. Two doorways between hall
and through passage, that nearest the front C18 with 4 raised and fielded panels, and
that nearest the rear blocked. Old boarded door at rear of through passage with old
strap hinges. Old winder stair to left of entrance in through passage. C17
chamfered cranked-arched arched doorway with pegged frame between through passage and
kitchen (lower room). Kitchen with deep-chamfered spine beam and boxed half beams,
blocked large fireplace, and old boarded door to rear with strap hinges. Upper room
with cased cross beam and half beam, and depressed-arched niche in left-hand wall.
Dairy at rear with low slate shelves. First floor rooms with old boarded doors.
Central first-floor room has old boarded door with strap hinges. Roofspace
inaccessible at time of survey (July 1987). Old roof apparently survives complete
below C20 covering and seems to consist of 4 trusses (see bases of straight principal
rafters visible in first-floor rooms.
Shippon: 2-leaf boarded door left of house with open loft above. Return range to
left with late C20 metal loft window in gable end, and right-hand side with slatted
window to right and boarded door to left. Straight joint to right above door,
possible evidence of former opening or rebuilding-left-hand side with metal window to
Interior: of shippon: C17 carved beam to rear, reused as ceiling beam, face down.
Possibly former wall plate or bressumer. Face of Green Man at centre with vine
trails from mouth and extending along face of beam; cavetto-moulded lower edge with
carved fleurons and chamfered upper edge with carved dogtooth ornament. Continuous
groove on lower face and 2 rectangular mortices on upper face. C18 collar trusses.
Listing NGR: SS8066128086
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