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Buttisfar Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Colebrooke, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7964 / 50°47'46"N

Longitude: -3.7429 / 3°44'34"W

OS Eastings: 277264

OS Northings: 101093

OS Grid: SS772010

Mapcode National: GBR L5.Z1MH

Mapcode Global: FRA 361Z.PN9

Entry Name: Buttisfar Farmhouse

Listing Date: 26 August 1965

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1252743

English Heritage Legacy ID: 435817

Location: Colebrooke, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Colebrooke

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Colebrooke

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SS 70 SE
3/108 Buttisfar Farmhouse


Farmhouse. Possibly C16 origins, early C17 improvements, a major late C17-early
C18 refurbishment and dairy added in C19. Plastered cob on rubble footings; stone
rubble stacks all with circa 1984 brick tops; thatch roof.
House may be derived from C16 3-room-and-through-passage plan original, facing
north with inner room at right (west) end, but early layout is obscured by later
alterations. Main house has 3-room plan and lobby entrance left of centre. Axial
service stack may block former passage. Lateral stack projecting to rear of hall
and end stack to inner room. Inner room is possibly an C18 extension. C19 lean-to
dairy on left (east) end. 2 storeys with storage basement under inner room.
Irregular 4-window front has a tripartite sash with central 12-pane sash at right
end to inner room and a 12-pane (4/8) to chamber above. The rest are various C19
casements with glazing bars. The doorway is left of centre and has an early C17
oak frame with ovolo-hollow chamfer moulded surround and worn away stops. It
contains a contemporary plank door with ovolo-moulded coverstrips making a 12-panel
front. It is sheltered by a late C19 timber gabled porch with trellis-work sides,
open>work spandrels and shaped bargeboards, now with corrugated iron roof. Main
roof is hipped to right and half-hipped to left. On the rear the hall window
alongside the stack appears to be blocking an early C17 oak doorframe with a
similar moulding to the front doorframe.
Interior: shows mainly late C17-early C18 features. All the rooms have plainly
@flW crossbeams; the service room beam is square in section with upended plank
joists, the hall beam is chamfered, and the inner room is probably a C19
replacement. The basement has a chamfered and runout stopped crossbeam. All the
original fireplaces are blocked. The hall includes some C17 oak small-field
panelling, probably reset. Roof of A-frame trusses with pegged lap-jointed

Listing NGR: SS7726401093

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

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