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L Plan Range of Cob Farmbuildings to West of Monkerton Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Pinhoe, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7348 / 50°44'5"N

Longitude: -3.4689 / 3°28'8"W

OS Eastings: 296434

OS Northings: 93827

OS Grid: SX964938

Mapcode National: GBR P2.F4PW

Mapcode Global: FRA 37M4.GCP

Plus Code: 9C2RPGMJ+WC

Entry Name: L Plan Range of Cob Farmbuildings to West of Monkerton Farmhouse

Listing Date: 31 August 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1224611

English Heritage Legacy ID: 420729

Location: Pinhoe, Exeter, Devon, EX1

County: Devon

Electoral Ward/Division: Pinhoe

Built-Up Area: Exeter

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Pinhoe St Michael All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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The following buildings shall be added to the list:-

SX 99 SE
25/10014 L-plan range of cob
farmbuildings to west of
Monkerton Farmhouse
L plan range of farm buildings still in agricultural use. These are difficult to date but the southern
range is probably late C18 or C19 although the walling might be earlier. The walling could be
contemporaneous with the late C17 phase of Monkerton Farmhouse. Red cob, partly rough cast
with evidence of at least two phases of cob in the S range. Corrugated iron roofs over combed wheat
reed thatch.
The 6-bay S range appears to have been truncated at its W end, although if this is so, it occured
before 1888, the survey for the first edition OS map. It has no evidence of the early doorways there
is a man door in the S side at the E end in a section of brickwork and evidence of a former, perhaps
a threshing door on the N side at the W end. At present it has a w end opening. It adjoins the W
range which abuts the N side at its W end The w range is also 6 bays and has a loft across all but the
two south end bays. It has a large doorway in one of the unfloored bays opposed to a smaller door
on the E side and there is one large doorway to the centre of the same elevation. There is an internal
weatherboarded gable at the juntion of the two buildings.
The S range was used for general storage in living memory and the W range is known to have
contained a threshing machine within living memory. This use may have predated the loft floor
which gives limited height, but a threshing machine may have been fitted into the two bays that are
open to the roof.
The S side of the S range has a section of brick at the left (W) end with a timber doorframe and door.
There are 2 windows the N side is blind.
Internally a straight joint shows a section of blocking on the N side towards the E end with deep
stone rubble footings, somewhat obscured by a raise of cob, probably contemporary with the
blocking which has raised the height of the walls. Ther is also a section of brick on the N wall. There
are 5 tie-beam trusses with A frames. The principals are halved at the apex and appear to be sawn.
2 tiers of purlins; slender ridge held in X apex of each truss. The E end wall does not appear to be
tied to the side walls.
This is taller than the S range and the cob is not rough cast on the N end wall. Facing E into the yard
there are two doorways. One with an overlight with vertical glazing bars matches those in the c.1911
buildings of the adjacent planned farmyard. There are paired doors to S of centre in the W side,
which also contain two windows. The first edition OS map shows a structure with a rounded end
ajoining the building on its W side. This may have been a horse and engine house. This has been
altered by the date of the second edition OS map and no longer exists.
The trusses flanking the large doorway are jointed crucks of a C16 or C17 character but the feet have
been cut off and the tusses rise from the walltops with no evidence of chases in the walls to take the
original truss posts. This suggests that the walling is later and the trusses reused. The other trusses are
A frames, the principals on timber pads with halved collars, some pegged and some nailed. On the
W side a small section of wall plate is associated with one of the jointed cruck trussses and extends
to its N. The loft is made of sawn timber with ladder access.
Group value with Monkerton Farmhouse.

Listing NGR: SX9643493827

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