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Gribbles Farmhouse Including Cob Wall Adjoining to South

A Grade II Listed Building in Colebrooke, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7979 / 50°47'52"N

Longitude: -3.7438 / 3°44'37"W

OS Eastings: 277202

OS Northings: 101260

OS Grid: SS772012

Mapcode National: GBR L5.Z1C8

Mapcode Global: FRA 361Z.H9S

Plus Code: 9C2RQ7X4+4F

Entry Name: Gribbles Farmhouse Including Cob Wall Adjoining to South

Listing Date: 20 November 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1252962

English Heritage Legacy ID: 436083

Location: Colebrooke, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17

County: 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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SS 70 SE
3/127 Gribbles Farmhouse including
cob wall adjoining to south


Farmhouse. Late C17-early C18, refurbished and partly rebuilt in 1985. Plastered
cob on rubble footings and plastered 1985 concrete block where rebuilt; cob or
stone rubble stack with C19 and C20 brick chimney shaft; thatch roof.
2-room plan main block facing south with central entrance hall and stair. Larger
right (east) room has projecting end stack. Service block at right angles to rear
of left room mostly rebuilt in 1985. 2 storeys. Irregular 3-window front of C20
replacement casements of various sizes. C20 door left of centre with 1985 half-
hipped and thatch-roofed porch. Roof is hipped each end and rear block roof is
also hipped.
Interior: underwent extensive renovation in 1985 but wherever possible the existing
late C17-early C18 timbers were retained even in the rear block where outer cob
walls were completely replaced. Main beams are plain chamfered, axial beam in left
room, crossbeams in right room. Also in right room the original fireplace is
blocked. Roof not inspected but original is said to survive in main block.
From left end of front a high plastered cob wall on rubble footings with thatch
coping extends southwards between front garden and road.
Gribbles Farmhouse, though some 2-300 metres up the valley from the hamlet of
Coleford, strongly compliments the picturesque hamlet from the Crediton approach.

Listing NGR: SS7720201260

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