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Knowle Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Copplestone, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8006 / 50°48'2"N

Longitude: -3.7297 / 3°43'47"W

OS Eastings: 278202

OS Northings: 101538

OS Grid: SS782015

Mapcode National: GBR L5.YYRV

Mapcode Global: FRA 362Z.8T1

Plus Code: 9C2RR72C+64

Entry Name: Knowle Farmhouse

Listing Date: 20 May 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1242997

English Heritage Legacy ID: 444140

Location: Copplestone, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Copplestone

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Down St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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2/113 Knowle Farmhouse


Large farmhouse. Probably early C16, major C16 and C17 improvements and extension,
extensively refurbished and addition to rear in late C19. Plastered cob and
rubble; stone stacks topped with brick; slate and wheat reed thatched roof.
Originally a 3-room-and-through-passage house facing north with service room at
west (right) end. Hall stack backing onto former passage and end stacks to service
and inner rooms. The latter now an axial stack since C17 dairy extension to that
end. Late C19 extension to rear of passage and service room with parallel slate
roof. Main door to rear. Now 2 storeys throughout. 4 window front is irregular
overall although the 3-window section breaking forward to right (hall, passage and
service room) has roughly symmetrical arrangement of late C19 casements with
glazing bars and a thatched gable rising over centre to emphasise original entry
position. To left late C19 4-pane sash with horns below 4-light casement. Dairy
door further left. Roof is hipped to right and gabled with shaped bargeboards to
left. Interior is largely result of late C19 refurbishment although layout
indicates survival of many earlier features behind plaster. Roof structure
suggests complex early history. All trusses are jointed crucks. One only has
side-pegging exposed. Early C16 trusses over hall have dovetail lap collars and
threaded purlins and late C16 and C17 trusses have mortise-and-tenon collars with
butt or trenched purlins. Large framed closed trusses over upper passage screen
and upper end of hall, the latter over an internal jetty. Hall floored in early
C17 with double ovolo moulded and step stopped crossbeam. Front of former passage
now occupied by late C19 toilet which includes water closet with mahogony bench
seat, transfer-printed bowl and brass flush handle and a marble handbasin with
shell motif decoration and brass tap.

Listing NGR: SS7820201538

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