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Higher Furzeland Farmhouse Including Adjoining Cob Garden Wall to South West

A Grade II* Listed Building in Sandford, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.8183 / 50°49'5"N

Longitude: -3.7274 / 3°43'38"W

OS Eastings: 278410

OS Northings: 103507

OS Grid: SS784035

Mapcode National: GBR L5.XRKH

Mapcode Global: FRA 362X.XB2

Entry Name: Higher Furzeland Farmhouse Including Adjoining Cob Garden Wall to South West

Listing Date: 20 May 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1258698

English Heritage Legacy ID: 445516

Location: Sandford, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Sandford

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Sandford St Swithin

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SS 70 SE SANDFORD

2/185 Higher Furzeland Farmhouse
including adjoining cob garden
wall to south-west

GV II*


Farmhouse. Probably C16 core with major C17 improvements and additions. Plastered
cob on rubble footings; one cob stack, one volcanic ashlar, both topped with C19
brick; thatched roof. Originally a 3-room-and-through-passage house, facing south-
east with inner room at right (north-east) end. Dairy and stair block added to
rear of hall and inner room in mid C17 and service end extended one room in late
C17. Rear end of passage now blocked by C19 cupboard. Projecting lateral stack to
front of hall and massive projecting cob lateral stack to rear of service room
including C18 brick oven projection. 2 storeys. Irregular 5-window front of late
C19 and C20 casements of various sizes. Front passage door has C20 gabled and
glass-sided porch immediately left of hall stack which has late C16-early C17-
volcanic ashlar chimney shaft with projecting coping surmounted by a little C19
brick. Gable-ended roofs to main block and stair block; latter includes remains
of mid C17 oak 4-light window with chamfered mullions and one light of leaded
glass.
Good interior. Early-mid C17 oak plank-and-muntin screen from passage to hall with
chamfered muntins with scroll stops. Hall fireplace is blocked and 2 crossbeams
are boxed in. At upper end of hall a remarkable and unusual mid-late C17 panelled
screen in 2 heights with frieze. The larger upper panels and panels of the frieze
have applied pieces of moulding along the sides or in the corners giving each panel
a different geometric shape. It includes original 2-panel door. Door through rear
wall of hall to stair. Mid C17 straight flight stair has open string, square newel
posts with ball caps, high handrail and one elaborately turned baluster to each
step. Chamfered door frames with scroll stops from foot of stairs to dairy and
from head of stairs to main block. From passage to service room a late C17 lap-
board screen with shallow ogee-mouldings contains original 2-panel door and
fittings including a locking draw-bar arrangement. Similar screens from service
room to extension on each floor, the lower inscribed TG 1704. Kitchen fireplace
is blocked but its massive size indicated by external stack. Cross beams boxed in.
Service room extension includes late C17 winder stair. On first floor front
blocked window to service room contains late C17 window frame. Late C17 roof over
service end is exposed comprising oak A-frames with pegged lap-jointed collars.
From left (south-west) end of front a plastered cob wall on rubble footings with
corrugated iron roof extends south west returning south-east alongside front garden
and returns again south-west where it includes 2 bee boles.


Listing NGR: SS7841003507

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