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Down Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Stockleigh English, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8515 / 50°51'5"N

Longitude: -3.6519 / 3°39'6"W

OS Eastings: 283810

OS Northings: 107081

OS Grid: SS838070

Mapcode National: GBR L9.VLN7

Mapcode Global: FRA 367V.933

Plus Code: 9C2RV82X+J6

Entry Name: Down Farmhouse

Listing Date: 4 November 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1250867

English Heritage Legacy ID: 433361

ID on this website: 101250867

Location: Mid Devon, EX17

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Stockleigh English

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Stockleigh English St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Farmhouse. Circa early C16 with major late C16 and C17 improvements; modernised
circa 1982. Plastered cob on rubble footings; rubble stacks with C20 brick chimney
shafts; thatched roof. 3-room-and-through-passage plan house facing south with
inner room at left (west) end. C17 kitchen block at right angles to rear of service
room and passage. Projecting end stack to inner room and projecting lateral stacks
to front of hall and to outer side of kitchen. 2 storeys. Irregular 3-window front
comprising late C19-early C20 casements with glazing bars on ground floor and C20
casements without glazing bars on first floor. C20 door to front of passage
immediately right of hall stack. Doorway and ground floor windows have oak lintels
exposed. C20 casements to rear and kitchen block. Gable-ended roof.
Interior: C16 large-framed crosswall on lower side of passage to small unheated
service room. C16 oak plank-and-muntin screen from passage to hall; the muntins are
chamfered with cut diagonal stops to hall only. This was probably low screen when
hall was open to roof. Upper end of hall has C16 oak plank-and-muntin screen; the
muntins are chamfered with roll stops above bench level and head beam has moulded
strip along top. Inner room side has muntins only chamfered with roll stops. It is
not possibly to ascertain whether this was a low screen or lower part of a
crosswall. Hall fireplace rebuilt in brick circa 1982. Hall floored in mid-late
C17 with plain chamfered crossbeam. Inner room fireplace is blocked. Main block
reroofed at about same time as rear block built with C17 A-frame trusses with pegged
lap-jointed collars. Kitchen has C17 chamfered and scroll-stopped crossbeam and
large fireplace rebuilt in brick circa 1982. Large bread oven to right is now
converted to a cupboard.

Listing NGR: SS8381007081

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