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Latitude: 50.84 / 50°50'24"N
Longitude: -3.795 / 3°47'41"W
OS Eastings: 273709
OS Northings: 106032
OS Grid: SS737060
Mapcode National: GBR L3.WDD3
Mapcode Global: FRA 26YW.7CC
Plus Code: 9C2RR6R4+22
Entry Name: Bradiford Farmhouse
Listing Date: 20 November 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1242519
English Heritage Legacy ID: 441944
Location: Down St. Mary, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17
Civil Parish: Down St. Mary
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Down St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
DOWN ST MARY
SS 70 NW
- Bradiford Farmhouse
Farmhouse. C17, with possibly earlier core, modernised and enlarged circa 1840.
Plastered cob on exposed rubble footings; stone rubble or cob stacks topped with
C19 brick; slate and corrugated asbestos roof.
House faces south and comprises 2 parallel ranges. Front range has 3-room plan
with entrance hall and stairs between central and left (west) rooms. End stacks
and rear lateral stack to centre room. Rear service block has large projecting
rear lateral stack near right (east) end. 2 storeys.
Regular 4-window front of 12-pane sashes with left ground floor window replaced by
horned 4-pane sash and right ground floor window replaced by circa 1984 sliding
PVC-framed French windows. Symmetrical 3-window arrangement to left around
central doorway, a 6-fielded pane door with flat hood on shaped timber brackets.
It is flanked by C20 buttresses. Coved eaves cornice to front only. Both roofs
are gable-ended. Sides and rear have less regular arrangement of c19 casements
with glazing bars and C20 casements without.
Interior: only limited access possible at time of survey but enough to show that
any early features are hidden by C19 and C20 plaster. However, front block
includes late C17 straight flight staircase with flat-moulded handrail, heavy
turned balusters and closed string. All fireplaces are blocked and beams are
hidden except 1 roughly-chamfered bean in rear block. Much C19 joinery detail
including fielded panel internal shutters to front sashes. Roof not inspected but
pegged A-frame trusses with steep pitch for original thatched roof are said to
survive. Plan of front block suggests C16 or C17 3-room-and-throguh-passage plan.
In C19 Bradiford was part of Radford Estate.
Listing NGR: SS7370906032
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