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Latitude: 50.8462 / 50°50'46"N
Longitude: -3.7445 / 3°44'40"W
OS Eastings: 277280
OS Northings: 106637
OS Grid: SS772066
Mapcode National: GBR L5.W16L
Mapcode Global: FRA 361V.P12
Plus Code: 9C2RR7W4+F5
Entry Name: The Paddocks
Listing Date: 4 November 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1250639
English Heritage Legacy ID: 433082
Location: Morchard Bishop, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17
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
MORCHARD BISHOP POLSON HILL, Frost
SS 70 NE
- The Paddocks
House, formerly a farmhouse. Early-mid C17, possibly earlier, with major late C17 -
early C18 refurbishment and possible extension; C20 rear extension. Plastered cob
on exposed rubble up to first floor level; rubble stacks topped with C20 brick;
slate roof. 3-room-and-cross-passage plan house facing south with axial stack
serving left (west) room and projecting right end stack. C20 extension across rear.
2 storeys. Irregular 4 window front includes some late C19 casements with glazing
bars but most are C20 casements with glazing bars. Roughly central door with C20
plank and gable roofed porch. Roof hipped both ends.
Good interior although some early plan elements are obscured by C20 modernisation.
Right end room has early-mid C17 chamfered crossbeam with ornate lozenge and nick
stops and stone fireplace with oak lintel chamfered with runout stops and left side
oven. Centre room has plain chamfered beam. These 2 rooms may have formed the
original house and left end room added in late C17 - early C18. An indefinite butt
join may be discerned on the front. Left room has fireplace with unfinished oak
lintel. The ceiling has geometric pattern of bolection moulded plaster ribs based
around a central roundel. Door in rear wall to straight flight of stairs with
moulded plaster cornice. First floor room has similar late C17 - early C18 moulded
plasterwork, the cornices breaking forward around the feet of the roof principal
rafters. The first floor includes some late C17 - early C18 doors including a 2
panel door hung on HL hinges and with an ornate wrought iron catch to the left end
master chamber and a plank door with cover moulds to right end chamber. Roof of
late C17 - early C18 roughly finished A frame trusses with pegged lap-jointed
collars and at each apex the tenon is extended to form a cross and seat the ridge.
The unusually low pitch suggests that the roof has been slated since the late C17 -
Formerly known as Paradise Farm.
Listing NGR: SS7728006637
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