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Latitude: 50.7442 / 50°44'39"N
Longitude: -3.7905 / 3°47'25"W
OS Eastings: 273765
OS Northings: 95371
OS Grid: SX737953
Mapcode National: GBR QF.6HZ0
Mapcode Global: FRA 27Y3.WL2
Plus Code: 9C2RP6V5+MQ
Entry Name: Eastchurch Farmhouse and Adjoining Cottage
Listing Date: 20 May 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1242847
English Heritage Legacy ID: 443812
Location: Crediton Hamlets, Mid Devon, Devon, EX6
District: Mid Devon
Civil Parish: Crediton Hamlets
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Crediton
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SX 79 NW
EAST CHURCH LANE
Eastchurch Farmhouse and adjoining cottage (formerly listed as Eastchurch)
Farmhouse and cottage, formerly farmhouse. Late C15-early C16 with major C16, C17
and C18 improvements; C20 subdivision. Plastered cob on rubble footings; granite
stacks, 2 topped with C20 blockwork; C20 slate roof (formerly thatch). L-shaped
building. Main block facing west has 3-room-and-through-passage plan with inner
room at north end (left of front) and secondary parlour block behind inner room.
Service end (now cottage) extended to 2 rooms in C18. Hall stack backing onto
passage, axial stack in service end (former gable end) and gable-end stack to rear
block. Full height cob crosswall on lower side of passage. Now 2 storeys
throughout. 7-window front, mostly C19 and C20 wooden and iron casements of
various sizes and irregular disposition; most have glazing bars. Doors to house
and cottage behind C20 slate-roofed porches and 2 first floor windows between have
leaded panes. Tiny single light window, on first floor to left of main door has
C17 oak frame. Roof is gable-ended to left, hipped to right. C16 hall chimney
shaft of granite ashlar with moulded coping. C20 casements to rear block.
Good interior. Original roof survives over hall, inner room and passage carried on
3 jointed cruck trusses (face-pegged with slip-tenon jointing) with cambered
collars. It is smoke-blackened from open heath fire. Oak plank-and-muntin screen
at upper end of hall (rear side exposed) with chamber over small inner room
oversailing into Hall on deep internal jetty. Inserted C16 granite ashlar
fireplace with oak lintel and chamfered surround at lower end of hall. Hall
floored in late C16-early C17 using crossbeams chamfered with step stops. At same
time newel stair with solid oak treads built to left of fireplace; its oak
doorframe is ovolo moulded with stepped stops and first floor doorways off the
landing are chamfered with step stops and one includes contemporary plank door with
strap hinges. In early C17 the upper end was remodelled with addition of 2-storey
parlour wing. Large oak winder stair inserted to rear of inner room, next to rear
block. Entry from hall through an ovolo moulded door frame with urn stops.
Contemporary door frames to inner room and parlour are chamfered with scroll stops.
Rear block has chamfered cross beams with step stops and matching C19 replacement
joists. Granite fireplace with oak lintel. Roof inaccessible. Some late C17-
early C18 joinery; 2 cupboard doors in hall, a fielded panel on butterfly hinges in
back wall and scratch moulded 2 panel door on H hinges in front wall; and doors
either side of passage have solid oak bead-moulded surrounds. Service end
(cottage) shows mostly C20 fittings but (presumably reused) C16 beam in end room.
Good example of a multi-phase Devon farmhouse. Probably home of Walter
Byestecherch in 1330 (Place Names of Devon).
Listing NGR: SX7376595371
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