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Catlake Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Cadeleigh, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.8642 / 50°51'51"N

Longitude: -3.5657 / 3°33'56"W

OS Eastings: 289908

OS Northings: 108352

OS Grid: SS899083

Mapcode National: GBR LD.TY70

Mapcode Global: FRA 36FT.6PT

Plus Code: 9C2RVC7M+MP

Entry Name: Catlake Farmhouse

Listing Date: 28 August 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1253994

English Heritage Legacy ID: 437303

Location: Cadeleigh, Mid Devon, Devon, EX16

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Cadeleigh

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Cadeleigh St Bartholomew

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Description

SS 80 NE CADELEIGH
4/54 Catlake Farmhouse
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II
Farmhouse. Circa early C16 origins, early C17 remodelling, some C19 rebuiding, 1960s
re-roofing. Cob on stone rubble dressings, colourwashed and rendered to the front
elevation ; asbestos slate roof (formerly thatched), gabled at ends; left end stack,
front lateral stack with set-offs, rear lateral stack.
Plan: The present plan is a single depth main range, 4 rooms wide with an
approximately central front door into a stair hall. An internal jetty at the right
end proves that the house was originally an open hall. The precise extent of the
medieval building is not clear as the left hand (lower) end of the house appears to
have been remodelled or rebuilt in the C19. A date of 1630 on a jetty beam at the
right end of the house suggests that the inner room, at the right end may have been
floored at that date and the hall floored subsequently in the C17. Alternatively the
inner room may always have been 2 storey and the date may refer to the flooring of
the hall. In the circa early C19 the house seems to have been divided into two : the
lower end may have been rebuilt at this date and extended by a 1 room plan addition
at the left end; a stair was inserted into the passage. A straight stair was added
against the rear wall of the C17 hall and the only access between the 2 halves of the
house is now via service rooms and an axial passage in a rear lean-to, although there
is a blocked doorway from the former cross or through passage into the higher end.
The house was re-roofed in the 1960s.
2 storeys. Asymmetrical 5 window front with a wide C20 front door to the former
through or cross passage approximately in the centre, with a flat porch canopy on
brackets. Various C20 casement windows.
Interior The C17 hall is virtually complete : open fireplace with a chamfered lintel
; ovolo-moulded cross beam with bar step-hollow stops. Plank and muntin screen to
the inner room with muntins chamfered and stopped at the level of a hall bench - the
bench is probably a replacement as it is fixed with nails. A deep jetty above the
screen has a date of 1630 and th initials NB carved on it. The other ground floor
rooms are plain ; C19 iron grate in room to left of former passage, which contains a
stick baluster stair with a ramped handrail and replaced newel.
The dated jetty beam is extremely unusual : if it refers to the flooring of the inner
room it argues a surprisingly late date for the flooring of the hall ; it may,
however, refer to the date of the flooring of the hall.


Listing NGR: SS8990808352

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