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Medlake Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Hittisleigh, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.7403 / 50°44'24"N

Longitude: -3.8054 / 3°48'19"W

OS Eastings: 272706

OS Northings: 94959

OS Grid: SX727949

Mapcode National: GBR QF.6L53

Mapcode Global: FRA 27X4.398

Entry Name: Medlake Farmhouse

Listing Date: 20 May 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1258376

English Heritage Legacy ID: 444884

Location: Hittisleigh, Mid Devon, Devon, EX6

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Hittisleigh

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Hittisleigh St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SX 79 SW HITTISLEIGH

9/153 Medlake Farmhouse

GV II*


Farmhouse. Probably early-mid C16. Plastered cob on rubble footings; granite
stacks topped with C20 brick; wheat reed thatched roof. Original 3-room-and-
through-passage facing south with inner room at east (right) end and C19 granary
and stores added to service room to left. End stack projecting from inner room and
hall stack backing onto passage. Cob walled outshot to rear of service room with
corrugated iron lean-to roof (formerly thatch catslide). 2 storeys. Vaguely
balanced 4-window front to main house of C19 and C20 casements, some with glazing
bars. C19 front passage door behind C20 glass-sided porch to left of centre.
Granary and stores left of house has first floor granary with flight of granite
steps, a small unglazed first floor window to left and brick lined doorway against
left side of stairs. The left end is slightly recessed and includes a doorway.
The end corner is mended with brick which batters out as a clasping buttress. Rear
elevation is blind apart from rear passage door and full height recess at right end
to inner room, possibly from projecting stair turret.
Interior not inspected but said to be unmodernised and include high quality C16
features. Both sides of passage are lined with oak plank-and-muntin screens. Hall
and inner room fireplace said to be exposed and hall said to include a beam carved
with repeating fern leaf motifs identical to those on early C16 wall plate of
Church of St Andrew, Hittisleigh (q.v). Original roof said to survive.


Listing NGR: SX7270694959

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

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