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Latitude: 50.8379 / 50°50'16"N
Longitude: -3.739 / 3°44'20"W
OS Eastings: 277648
OS Northings: 105702
OS Grid: SS776057
Mapcode National: GBR L5.WGMG
Mapcode Global: FRA 361W.K4M
Entry Name: Venn Farmhouse Including Garden Walls to South
Listing Date: 26 August 1965
Last Amended: 4 November 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1250336
English Heritage Legacy ID: 432638
Location: Morchard Bishop, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17
District: Mid Devon
Civil Parish: Morchard Bishop
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Morchard Bishop St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS 70 NE
- Venn Farmhouse including garden
walls to south. (Formerly listed
26.8.65 as Lower Venn )
Farmhouse. Probable C16 or C17 core. Rebuilt in late C18-early C19 and altered
again in mid C19, when stairs replaced and rear block added. Plastered rubble
front, exposed red sandstone and mudstone rubble with some brick dressings; rubble
stacks with plastered brick chimney shafts; slate roof. Double-depth plan house
facing south, with 3 rooms and main stair in front range and smaller rooms in
parallel rear range. Main rooms in front range have projecting gable end stacks and
rear stack to central room set between the 2 ranges. Lower parallel roof over rear
with crossroof at left (west) end. 2 storeys. Balanced 5 window front of early to
end C19 sashes, 16-pane to ground floor and 9-pane to first floor. The central 3
window section is recessed slightly. 8-panel door is right of centre and doorway
has panelled reveals and large doorcase with Tuscan pilasters and entablature.
Apparently front was formerly balanced by a second doorway. Projecting modillion
eaves cornice carried on pairs of shaped brackets. Rear has casements in segmental
arches and the projecting stack on west end has an oven projection.
Interior has many late C18-early C19 features but stair is late C19 and much of rear
block appears to have been added in late C19. The rear of rear block fireplace
includes a granite datestone inscribed 1708 but no features earlier than late C18-
early C19 are exposed. Roof not inspected.
From each end of the front high plastered rubble walls extend southwards to enclose
front garden and half way along each side they include round-headed arches to large
semi-circular alcoves with trellis-work fronts including pointed archways.
Listing NGR: SS7764805702
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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