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Cleaves Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Poughill, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8685 / 50°52'6"N

Longitude: -3.6174 / 3°37'2"W

OS Eastings: 286284

OS Northings: 108908

OS Grid: SS862089

Mapcode National: GBR LB.TPD5

Mapcode Global: FRA 369T.4JM

Plus Code: 9C2RV99M+92

Entry Name: Cleaves Farmhouse

Listing Date: 4 November 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1250690

English Heritage Legacy ID: 433147

Location: Poughill, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Poughill

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Poughill St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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SS 80 NE
7/195 Cleaves Farmhouse
- II

Farmhouse. C16 with major C17 and C18 improvements and extension. Plastered
rubble with some cob, plastered rubble extension; rubble stack topped with C20
brick; corrugated iron roof (formerly thatch). Originally a 3-room-and-cross-
passage plan house across the hillslope facing south-east with former inner room at
left (north-eastern end). C18 1 room extension on right end. Projecting end stack
to inner room and projecting rear lateral stacks to hall and service rooms. 2
storeys. Regular 5-window front of C20 casements, some with glazing bars. Roughly
central front door to passage with C20 gabled and pantile-roofed porch. Secondary
door at left end to extension. Roof half-hipped to right, hipped to left. Both
rear stacks have tall chimney shafts of C20 brick. No sign of blocked reap passage
Interior: lower side of passage has late C16-early C17 oak plank-and-muntin screen
which includes central flat-arched door. Muntins are chamfered on passage side
only and stops are worn. Cob crosswall on upper side of passage. Hall has high
quality late C16-early C17 volcanic ashlar fireplace with oak lintel and ogee-
moulded surround with chamfer-roll stops. Oven has been demolished and its stone
doorway is now glazed and used as a window. Hall-inner room partition mostly
removed. Both hall and inner room have probably C17 plain chamfered axial beams.
Service room has late C17-early C18 chamfered half beam with runout stops and stone
rubble fireplace with plain oak lintel and rear oven, probably also late C17-early
C18. Late C17-early C18 5-bay roof to main house comprising A-frame trusses with
pegged lap-jointed collars and X-apexes. It includes a couple of reused smoke-
blackened common rafters. Similar but clearly secondary 2-bay roof over extension.

Listing NGR: SS8628408908

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