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Smynacott Farmhouse Including Cob Garden Walls Adjoining South-East Front

A Grade II Listed Building in Puddington, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8812 / 50°52'52"N

Longitude: -3.652 / 3°39'7"W

OS Eastings: 283879

OS Northings: 110379

OS Grid: SS838103

Mapcode National: GBR L9.SSRB

Mapcode Global: FRA 367S.318

Entry Name: Smynacott Farmhouse Including Cob Garden Walls Adjoining South-East Front

Listing Date: 4 November 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1250796

English Heritage Legacy ID: 433272

Location: Puddington, Mid Devon, Devon, EX16

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Puddington

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Puddington St Thomas a Becket

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SS 81 SW
3/214- Smynacott Farmhouse including
- cob garden walls adjoining south-
east front

Farmhouse. C16 with early C17 extension and improvements; mid-C19 modernisation and
extension. Plastered cob on rubble footings; rubble stacks with C19 brick chimney
shafts; C20 slate roof with red ridge tiles over thatch. Much altered 3-room-and-
through-passage plan house facing south-east with former inner room at right (north-
eastern) end. Early C17 kitchen block at right angles to rear of former hall and
C19 extension to former service room at left end. Projecting gable end stacks to
kitchen and inner room and front lateral stack projecting from former hall. 2
storeys. 5-window front of mid C19 and C20 replacement copy horned sashes. Most
are 16-pane sashes but 2 ground floor right (to former inner room) are 12-pane
sashes and left-extension has 12-pane fixed pane window under segmental head. C20
main door with contemporary slate-roofed and glass-sided porch right of hall stack,
but original passage door was left of stack and is now blocked by a sash window.
Plank door at left end to extension. Gable-ended roof steps down to extension.
Interior is largely result of mid C19 and C20 modernisations but enough early work
is exposed to suggest that more remains hidden. Cob crosswalls at either end of
hall and hall floored with late C16-early C17 chamfered and pyramid stopped
crossbeam. Similarly finished half beam towards lower end suggests an earlier
internal jetty at that end. Former hall-passage screen has been removed. No early
detail exposed in inner or service rooms. Kitchen has early C17 crossbeam,
chamfered with late step stops. All fireplaces are blocked. No early features
exposed on first floor. Mid C19 roof structure includes king post trusses. From
each end of frontage high plastered cob walls on rubble footings with pitched slate
coping extend south-eastwards along each side of the front garden.

Listing NGR: SS8387910379

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

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