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A Grade II Listed Building in Ilsington, Devon

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Latitude: 50.5782 / 50°34'41"N

Longitude: -3.7011 / 3°42'4"W

OS Eastings: 279648

OS Northings: 76763

OS Grid: SX796767

Mapcode National: GBR QL.9WB5

Mapcode Global: FRA 374J.V6L

Plus Code: 9C2RH7HX+7G

Entry Name: Corbyns

Listing Date: 23 August 1955

Last Amended: 23 February 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1240729

English Heritage Legacy ID: 439150

Location: Ilsington, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ13

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Ilsington

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Ilsington St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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In the entry for:

SX 77 NE


The following previous listing date shall be added to read:


23.8.55 Corbyns (formerly
listed as Higher
Brimley Farmhouse)



SX 77 NE
3/98 Corbyns

- II

House, formerly a farmhouse. Late C16 or Cl7 with C20 addition to left. Rendered
stone with patches of cob. Wheatreed thatched roof. Large rendered projecting
chimneystack with offsets in each gable; left-hand stack has a projecting course of
slates at the front forming a simple cap. Just behind ridge, off-centre to left, a
large rendered stack with tapered top and weatherings, heating former hall; the
section visible in roof-space is of large dressed stone blocks. 3-room plan,
probably with through-passage originally. The present entrance is C20; former door
was to the left with an opposing door in rear wall, both now blocked. Hall stack
would therefore have backed onto passage; both end rooms have old fireplaces, though
probably these are later additions. 2 storeys, the left-hand end partly single-
storeyed because of an unusual dip in the front roof-line; addition to left also
single-storeyed. Front 3 windows wide, with C19 or early C20 wood casement windows
irregularly placed, all have 3 panes per light, except for a small upper storey
window to left of front door, which has 2 panes per light. Present front doorway,
roughly central, has plank door and solid-walled thatched porch.
Interior: former hall has double-ovolo moulded beam with bar-stops and a matching
half-beam at upper end. Large fireplace with plain jambs of large granite blocks;
old chamfered wood lintel with rather vague stops, probably not original. Oven at
back with shallow granite shelf in front, the opening with stone surround having
slightly curved top; lying loose is a thick old board with rounded end, thought to
have been the original oven door. Inner room, to right, has partial, rebuilt
partition with hall; small gable fireplace, probably a late C17 or C18 insertion
with sharply canted sides and rough wood lintel . Lower room, to left of hall, has
very large gable fireplace with jambs of big granite blocks; C20 wood lintel. Floor
of fireplace made of large granite slabs. No evidence of an oven at the back.
Roof-structure left of hall stack rebuilt in C20, apart from an old truss right at
lower end. To right of stack most of the late C16 or C17 structure appears to
survive. Truss nearest stack has threaded purlins and ridge; collar and feet of
truss not visible. Let into soffit of rear principal rafter, just below the apex,
is a slip tenon with no obvious function, the upper end pegged to the rafter, the
lower end standing free. The house is named after an C18 owner (information from Mr
White, the present owner).

Listing NGR: SX7853476142

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