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Eastchurch Farmhouse and Adjoining Cottage

A Grade II* Listed Building in Crediton Hamlets, Devon

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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

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1242847

English Heritage Legacy ID: 443812

Location: Crediton Hamlets, Mid Devon, Devon, EX6

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Crediton Hamlets

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Crediton

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


5/102 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: SX7376395377

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

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