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Latitude: 51.0375 / 51°2'14"N
Longitude: -3.7368 / 3°44'12"W
OS Eastings: 278324
OS Northings: 127892
OS Grid: SS783278
Mapcode National: GBR L5.GWPJ
Mapcode Global: FRA 362C.L24
Entry Name: Sindercombe Farmhouse
Listing Date: 24 November 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1215405
English Heritage Legacy ID: 400613
Location: Twitchen, North Devon, Devon, EX36
District: North Devon
Civil Parish: Twitchen
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: North Molton All Saints
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS 72 NE
14/211 Sindercombe Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Mid-C17, with probably iuid-to late C19 lean-to additions. Remodelled in
the early to mid-C20. Stone rubble to ground floor and cob to first floor, all
rendered. Gable-ended asbestos-slate roof. Welsh-slate roofs to lean-to additions.
C20 red-brick stacks.
Plan and developement: Possible C17 three-room plan, facing south. Right-hand room
with axial stack to left and left-hand room with integral end stack to left.
Unheated central room, with entrance to front and staircase to rear. Lean-to
addition at right-hand end and continuous lean-to additions at rear, incorporating
dairy. Straight joints visible in an old photograph (c.1900) of the house suggest
that it might have been extended (perhaps twice) to the left. It is possible that it
initially consisted of a C17 one-room plan cottage to right, later extended to left.
The owner (October 1987) reports that the staircase was formerly at the rear of the
axial stack which would tend to support this idea. Two storeys with one-storey lean-
Exterior: Asymmetrical 3-window front; probably early C20 three-light wooden
casements. C19 four-panelled door between first and second windows from left (side-
beaded flush lower panels) and with beaded C19 wooden frame. Late C20 gabled wooden
porch lean-to addition to right with C20 boarded door to front. Lean-to addition at
rear with two C19 three-light wooden casements and boarded door in end with wooden
Interior: Right-hand ground-floor room (present kitchen) has pair of C17 deep-
chamfered spine beams with scroll stops and C17 chamfered wall beams with convex
runout stops. C17 cupboard in right-hand room. C17 two-light wooden window in
former rear wall behind stack with rectangular leading. Central ground-floor room
has old cupboard to right of staircase with H-L hinges. Left-hand ground-floor room
with boxed spine beam. Dairy in rear lean-to outshut with stone floor, low slate
shelves and boarded window shutters. An old photograph (c.1900) of the farmhouse
before it was rendered shows a blocked doorway to the left of the present front door
(straight joints and wooden lintel) and also shows straight joints below the second
ground-floor window from right, suggesting that this was also formerly a doorway.
The windows in the old photograph are C17 or C18 leaded casements but the
fenestration pattern appears to have been unchanged since then.
Listing NGR: SS7832427892
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