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Collabear Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Tawstock, Devon

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Latitude: 51.0391 / 51°2'20"N

Longitude: -4.0771 / 4°4'37"W

OS Eastings: 254470

OS Northings: 128686

OS Grid: SS544286

Mapcode National: GBR KQ.GT45

Mapcode Global: FRA 26BC.RFH

Plus Code: 9C3Q2WQF+J5

Entry Name: Collabear Farmhouse

Listing Date: 25 February 1965

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1253604

English Heritage Legacy ID: 436866

Location: Tawstock, North Devon, Devon, EX31

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Tawstock

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Tawstock St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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SS 52 NW
3/50 Collabear Farmhouse

25.2.65 II

Farmhouse. Late C16 or early C17 with late C17 addition and late C20 alterations.
Rendered cob and stone. Half hipped thatch roof with two front lateral stacks
heating hall and inner room with tall rendered shafts, and lateral brick stack to
rear of lower end.
Essentially three room and through-passage plan, the lower end partitioned to form
extra service room at right end, with two adjoining wings, both of 2 storeys, to
rear of hall, the upper wing containing stair turret, the lower wing and dairy, the
latter added probably in late C17.
2 storeys. 5 window range, mainly early C20 timber casements, 2 lights to upper
storey, 3 lights to ground floor, all 6 panes per light. Short buttresses to each
side of the right hand hall window. Through-passage doorway with replaced chamfered
jambs and lintel and C16 4-centred arched door with cover strips forming 9 panels.
Inserted C17 four light chamfered mullion timber window to upper storey at upper end
with leaded lights . 3 light timber mullion window to gable end of upper rear wing,
and old door with cover strips to right side of lower wing.
Interior Lower end has hollow-step stopped moulded fireplace lintel, plank and
muntin screens to each side of through-passage, that at the lower end LI planks wide
with chamfered muntins with scroll stops on passage side, that between hall and
passage 7½ panels wide with chamfered muntins and also scroll-stopped on passage
side only. 2 massive chamfered cross ceiling beams to hall with hollow-step stops.
Thin chamfered lintel to fireplace which has bread oven and dressed stone jambs.
Squint to right hand jamb. Ovolo-moulded doorway between hall and inner room.
Inner room ceiling beams and fireplace lintel replaced in C20, but fireplace retains
dressed stone jambs. Reset bench with carved bench end and panelled back. Blocked
doorway at left gable end. 2 C17 doorways with chamfered surrounds to rear of hall
that to left to staircase which has small room under with chamfered door surround,
the jambs cut out to admit cider barrels. Staircase retains original timber treads.
Blocked 3-light timber mullion window to head of stairs. Twin C17 doorways at head
of stairs with chamfered surrounds. Fireplace to chamber over inner room retains
herringbone slatework to rear of hearth. Moulded plasterwork cornice to chamber
over dairy, the latter retaining timber surround to wall recess probably for holding
rush lights.
Roof structure replaced over inner room, 4 late C16 or C17 trusses survive over hall
and lower end with morticed and tenoned cranked collars and 2 tiers of threaded
purlins and ridge purlin.

Listing NGR: SS5447028686

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