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Hoppers Gardens

A Grade II Listed Building in Horwood, Lovacott and Newton Tracey, Devon

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Latitude: 51.0224 / 51°1'20"N

Longitude: -4.1015 / 4°6'5"W

OS Eastings: 252710

OS Northings: 126878

OS Grid: SS527268

Mapcode National: GBR KP.HSY0

Mapcode Global: FRA 269D.VB0

Plus Code: 9C3Q2VCX+WC

Entry Name: Hoppers Gardens

Listing Date: 18 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1253598

English Heritage Legacy ID: 436861

ID on this website: 101253598

Location: Newton Tracey, North Devon, EX31

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Horwood, Lovacott and Newton Tracey

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Newton Tracey St Thomas a Becket

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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SS 52 NW
3/45 Hoppers Gardens

- II

Tenement farmhouse. Probably early C16 origins, remodelled and probably extended
in late C16/early C17, with C19 and C20 alterations, mostly stone rubble and cob,
clad heavily in ivy. Slate roof, hipped at left end, gable end to right. 2
axial rendered stacks with tapered caps, and rendered lateral brick stack to rear
Complex and interesting plan form. The left hand side of the house (used in
conjunction with poultry business at time of survey) is possibly the original
dwelling; conforming to the 3-room and through passage plan with the left-hand
stack backing onto the through passage and heating a small hall. To the right of
the through-passage is a room known as a dairy but now a small parlour, with the
rear lateral brick-stack being a late C19 or early C20 introduction. The
unheated inner room, at a slightly lower level to the hall, may have been a
parlour with a small winder staircase to the rear left hand corner giving access
to the chamber over. To the right of the dairy is an additional lobby entrance
with facing staircase, a hall-kitchen to right heated by the right hand axial
stack, with an additional small back kitchen and possibly smoking chamber in the
short bay at the right hand end.
2 storeys. 5-window range, mainly C19 2-light casements, except that at right
end which is 3 lights, all 6 panes per light except that to centre which is 2
panes per light. Plank door to through-passage doorway, flanked by a 2-light
casement to hall, 6 panes per light and a 4-paned sash to dairy. Plank door
inserted into inner room at left end. Plank door to lobby entry with 3-light
casement 6 panes per light to right. The rear through-passage doorway has a C17
chamfered surround, and is flanked by outshuts with corrugated iron roofs. C20
2-storey extension at right rear end.
Interior: through-passage, hall and inner room have remained unaltered in C20
with a fine probably early C16 virtually semi-circular headed-chamfered door
surround, between hall and inner room, with one of the pintles intact. A C19
mantle shelf covers the original chamfered lintel to hall fireplace. Timber
winder staircase to inner room which has a roughly chamfered ceiling beam.
Hollow step-stopped chamfered bressumer above hall-through-passage partition.
Blocked doorway from through-passage to former dairy which has matchboarded dado
panelling. Hall/kitchen at right end has a partially boxed in chamfered ceiling
beam and fireplace lintel covered by mantleshelf. Infilled creamery niche to
left of lobby entry. Replacement of entire roof structure in C20 unfortunately
obscures the whole development of the house, but a smoke-blackened timber removed
at left end suggests this was originally an open hall house, the higher floor
level over the right hand hall/kitchen suggesting this end may have been a late
C16 or early Cl7 addition, but nevertheless an interesting early example of a
probably 2-unit house.

Listing NGR: SS5271026878

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