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Former Farmhouse Adjoining West Yarde Farmhouse to the South East

A Grade II Listed Building in North Molton, Devon

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Latitude: 51.0952 / 51°5'42"N

Longitude: -3.8292 / 3°49'45"W

OS Eastings: 272005

OS Northings: 134470

OS Grid: SS720344

Mapcode National: GBR L1.C9RJ

Mapcode Global: FRA 26W7.61B

Entry Name: Former Farmhouse Adjoining West Yarde Farmhouse to the South East

Listing Date: 24 November 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1214047

English Heritage Legacy ID: 398770

Location: North Molton, North Devon, Devon, EX36

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: North Molton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: High Bray

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SS 73 SW
10/127 Former farmhouse adjoining West
- Yarde Farmhouse to the south-east
Farmhouse, now outbuilding partly used for garages. Probably early C17 with probably
C18 alterations and additions. Further late C20 alterations. Coursed stone rubble,
much replacing former C17 cob (small area of cob survives to front). Gable-ended
corrugated-iron roof. Truncated stone stacks.
Plan and development: Probable C17 two-room plan with integral end stacks, facing
south (ground falls to right). Probably C18 one-roomed addition to left (latterly
dairy) with entrance to front. Lean-to porch and outbuilding to front, probably a
late C18 or C19 addition (see probable straight joint to front). Some rebuilding of
the outside walls (probably in the C18), probably replacing former cob (see straight
joints in right-hand gable end and rear where later stonework abuts former stone
stack). The two right-hand ground-floor rooms converted to garaging in the C20 and
large doors inserted in the front wall. Former doorways in front wall and end wall
of right-hand room (now blocked). Eaves raised at some time, probably in the later
C18 or C19. Late C20 alterations included the replacement of the roof and the
truncation of the stacks. House built into bank at left-hand end. Two storeys.
Exterior: Two first-floor C19 two-light small-paned wooden casements with wooden
lintels. Ground-floor C19 two-light small-paned wooden casement to left with wooden
lintel and small C19 four-paned wooden casement to far right with wooden lintel,
possibly replacing former doorway (see flanking straight joints). C19 boarded door
off-centre to left with C19 pegged beaded wooden frame and wooden lintel. Lean-to
porch with open front, stone benches inside and 2 steps up. Porch incorporating
small lean-to outbuilding to right with boarded doors in right-hand return. Two sets
of C20 garage doors off-centre to right, with steel lintel, steel door to left and
pair of boarded doors to right. Right-hand gable end with straight joint to centre
(right-hand side is former end stack and left-hand side is a later rebuilding);
projecting semi-circular bread oven to right with slate roof and blocked doorway to
left (see straight joints and internal wooden lintel and jambs. Left-hand gable end,
built into bank, has first-floor C19 boarded door with wooden lintel and approached
by 2 stone steps. End stack slightly projecting at rear of right hand end, with
straight joints (probably evidence of rebuilt former cob rear wall). Blocked small
window at rear of left-hand end (see straight joints).
Interior: right-hand ground-floor room has C17 deep-chamfered spine beam with stepped
runout stops, and C17 deep-chamfered rear half beam (reused beam over C20 garage
doors). C17 open fireplace to right with dressed-stone jambs and cambered chamfered
wooden lintel with straight-cut stops returning to jambs. Small probable former fire
window in rear wall. Central ground-floor room has two C17 deep-chamfered cross
beams and wall half-beam to left, with straight cut stops. Ceiling frame also
retains old joists. Blocked C17 fireplace to left with dressed stone jambs and
cambered chamfered wooden lintel with runout stops. Left-hand ground-floor room
(former dairy) with the remains of low slate shelves and drain in the stone floor.
Doorway to rear, formerly leading to external stairs at rear. Doorway in front of
stack between left-hand room and central room, blocked with C20 blockwork but
retaining wooden frame on left-hand side. C20 roof.
This house was replaced by a new farmhouse c.1900 (not included on this list)
adjoining to north-west. The old house was used as a Youth Hostel in the first half
of the C20.

Listing NGR: SS7200534470

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