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Higher Park Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Cruwys Morchard, Devon

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Latitude: 50.889 / 50°53'20"N

Longitude: -3.6351 / 3°38'6"W

OS Eastings: 285090

OS Northings: 111215

OS Grid: SS850112

Mapcode National: GBR L9.SBY4

Mapcode Global: FRA 368R.HMX

Plus Code: 9C2RV9Q7+HX

Entry Name: Higher Park Farmhouse

Listing Date: 28 August 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1239995

English Heritage Legacy ID: 437862

Location: Cruwys Morchard, Mid Devon, Devon, EX16

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Cruwys Morchard

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Cruwys Morchard Holy Cross

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Higher Park Farmhouse


Farmhouse. Circa mid C17 origins, remodelled and rebuilt at the left end, probably
in the C18. Whitewashed rendered cob and stone; slate roof, gabled at ends (formerly
thatched); paired axial stacks with rendered shafts in centre, left end stack (shaft
Plan: The present plan is a single depth main range, 4 rooms wide, the outer rooms
heated by end stacks (left end stack no longer in use), the 2 centre rooms heated by
back to back stacks. Approximately central entrance into lobby facing the chimney
breasts of the back to back stacks. Stairs in both the centre rooms, one a modern
replacement. The plan form is unusual for tie region and appears to be the result of
2 phases of building. The 2 right hand rooms are probably the hall and inner room of
a circa mid/late C17 3 room and passage plan house with the hall stack backing on to
the passage. The lower end was rebuilt and extended in the C18, the centre left room
being provided with a stack within the width of the old passage and abutting the hall
stack, with an additional room added at the left end of the range. The old C17 hall
and inner room appear to have been downgraded to a kitchen and service rooms and the
old lower end upgraded and extended into 2 principal living rooms. Various
subsequent rear lean-tos and single-storey additions.
2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4 window front with approximately central entrance with C19
front door under porch with sloping roof. 3-light C19 or C20 timber casement
windows with glazing bars.
Interior C17 carpentry details in 2 right hand rooms : the former hall has a cross
beam with scroll stops with a nick; open fireplace with stone rubble jambs, a
chamfered scroll-stopped lintel and a C19 bread oven. C20 stair against front wall
replacing earlier stair. The right hand room of the range has a roughly chamfered
cross beam with a rudimentary stop and a C20 grate. The 2 left hand rooms are
plainer with modern grates and 2 circa late C18 4-panel doors with fielded panels.
Boxed-in roof trusses and purlins are visible upstairs over the 2 right hand rooms,
the principal rafters appear to be straight.
A void on the first floor, to the axial chimney stack may be the remains of a curing
An interesting remodelling of a C17 vernacular farmhouse producing an unusual plan
form for the region.

Listing NGR: SS8509011215

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