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Burcombe Farmhouse and Former Granary Adjoining to North West

A Grade II Listed Building in North Molton, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.0386 / 51°2'19"N

Longitude: -3.8179 / 3°49'4"W

OS Eastings: 272644

OS Northings: 128156

OS Grid: SS726281

Mapcode National: GBR L2.GSQD

Mapcode Global: FRA 26WC.QFP

Entry Name: Burcombe Farmhouse and Former Granary Adjoining to North West

Listing Date: 24 November 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1214168

English Heritage Legacy ID: 398777

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: North Molton All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

NORTH MOLTON BURCOMBE HILL
SS 72 NW
13/133 Burcombe Farmhouse and former
- granary adjoining to north-west
II
Farmhouse and adjoining former granary. Probably mid to late C16 house with late C18
or early C19 additions. Mid to late C19 remodelling, and late C20 alterations.
Mainly uncoursed stone rubble, partly cement rendered. Front refaced in C19 snecked
dressed sandstone. Gable-ended asbestos-slate roof, with scantle slates to gable-
ended rear wing. Rendered stone stack with C19 red brick tops, with scantle slates
to gable-ended rear wing.
Plan and development: Two-room central-entrance plan, facing south, with integral
end stack to left and external end stack to right. Possible former 3-room and cross-
passage plan consisting of hall with external end stack to right, cross-passage and
service room to left with integral end stack, and former inner room to right, now
demolished. Probably C18 gabled wing projecting at right angles to rear of right-
hand room and probably late C18 or early C19 granary projecting at right angles to
rear of left-hand wing. C19 remodelling included the refacing of the front and
probably the demolition of a former inner room to right. Staircase inserted in
former cross passage (present entrance hall) at the same time. Eaves probably also
raised in the C19. C20 lean-to between wings to rear. Two storeys.
Exterior: Symmetrical 3-bay south front; late C20 two-and three-light wooden
casements in C19 openings, those to ground floor with stone flat-arched heads.
Central C20 half-glazed door with C20 rendered gabled porch. Large C18 wing to rear
with ground-and first-floor C20 two-light casements in old openings to right and C20
half-glazed door in old opening to left, all with wooden lintels. Gable end of
granary wing has loft doorway with wooden lintel and ground-floor C20 two-light
wooden casement.
Interior: Right-hand ground-floor rooms with joists spanning front to back. Late
C16 or C17 open fireplace to right with dressed stone jambs, chamfered wooden-lintel
with straight-cut stops, and cast-iron bread-oven door. C16 plank and muntin screen
is said to survive (old list description, 1967, and present owner, 1987) in wall
between central entrance/staircase hall and right-hand ground-floor room. It is said
to have bevelled muntins and a middle rail, and the present door (C19) is said to be
in the C16 doorway. Entrance/staircase hall with C20 staircase replacing similar C19
staircase. C19 matchbording on walls. Old floorboards to first-floor rooms. Mid to
late C19 four-panelled doors throughout.
Seven-bay unblackened roof over main range, incorporating much reused timber. Roof
trusses consist of straight principal rafters not meeting at apex and separated by
pegged collars (or saddles) with king posts supporting ridge piece. Also with tie-
beams. Pairs of purlins. C20 rafters.

Listing NGR: SS7264428156

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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