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A Grade II Listed Building in Ilsington, Devon

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Latitude: 50.5411 / 50°32'27"N

Longitude: -3.6809 / 3°40'51"W

OS Eastings: 280988

OS Northings: 72605

OS Grid: SX809726

Mapcode National: GBR QM.L81V

Mapcode Global: FRA 375M.PSW

Entry Name: Furzemans

Listing Date: 3 November 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1240945

English Heritage Legacy ID: 439541

Location: Ilsington, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ12

County: Devon

District: Teignbridge

Civil Parish: Ilsington

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Ashburton St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SX 87 SW
8/129 Furzemans

- II

House, formerly a farmhouse. Late medieval. Stone rubble and cob covered with
roughcast. Slated roofs, C16 or early C17 stone chimneystacks with tall tapered
tops projecting from left-hand gable and on centre of ridge; the centre stack has
thatch weatherings. In rear wall, to right, a large projecting stone stack with
offsets, probably of Cl7; later brick shafts on top. Plan has through-passage with
hall and inner room to left, both of them probably with fireplaces by C17. To right
a long lower end, possibly original; the section next to the passage was probably a
kitchen by C17. 2 storeys. 4-window front, the 2 right hand windows in a slightly
lower section to right of the hall stack. Windows have C19 wood casements with
glazing bars. Front door, in third bay from left, is C20. Owner says rear doorway
formerly had a wooden frame with pointed arch. In rear wall at lower end is a
wooden second storey window of late C16 or early C27 with ovlow-moulded mullions.
Interior has chamfered half-beam with pyramid stops in through-passage, against the
hall stack; chamfered joists with diagonal-cut stops. The back of hall stack is of
plain stone rubble. Hall has fireplace with rounded stone corbels carrying a
chamfered wood lintel; oven in the back. Ceiling of chamfered upper-floor beams and
joists with step-stops; the beams and joists immediately in front of the fireplace
are later insertions, possibly filling the gap originally left for the spit
mechanism. At the upper end the ceiling stops just short of the wall, against the
rounded joist ends of a former internal jetty, indicating that the hall was
originally open to the roof. The joists are plain over the inner room, but
chamfered with run-out stops over the hall; they now rest on a stone rubble wall,
probably replacing an original plank-and-muntin screen. Fragments of such a screen
survive at the through-passage end, the remaining stud chamfered with run-out stops.
Lower end not inspected. Roof-structure is C19 or C20, but the curved foot of
either a cruck or jointed cruck survives in one of the upper-floor rooms, set into
the wall.
The house was formerly called Hillside. Furzemans is an older name taken from the
C19 title deeds.

Listing NGR: SX8098872605

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

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