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Middle Henstill Farmhouse Including Adjoining Farmbuildings to East

A Grade II Listed Building in Sandford, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8217 / 50°49'18"N

Longitude: -3.6927 / 3°41'33"W

OS Eastings: 280865

OS Northings: 103824

OS Grid: SS808038

Mapcode National: GBR L7.XGBT

Mapcode Global: FRA 364X.R64

Entry Name: Middle Henstill Farmhouse Including Adjoining Farmbuildings to East

Listing Date: 26 August 1965

Last Amended: 20 May 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1258800

English Heritage Legacy ID: 445691

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


3/194 Middle Henstill Farmhouse
26.8.65 including adjoining farm-
buildings to east


Farmhouse and adjoining granary and cider-house. Mid-late C17, extended and
refurbished in mid-late C19. Plastered cob and rubble including some C19 brick;
rubble and brick stacks; thatched roof. L-shaped building. Main block facing
south has 3-room plan with cross passage left (west) of centre and stair to rear;
kitchen block at right angles behind left room. Axial stack to right room, rear
lateral stacks to centre and left rooms and rear kitchen gable end stack. Cob
outshots to rear. 2 storeys with attics. 4-window front of late C19 casements
with glazing bars. 2 doors. Main door to left of centre is C19 6-panel door with
panelled reveals and simple C20 porch. Secondary door with C20 glass-sided porch
at right end. Each door has 3-light windows over - others are 4 lights. Roof is
hipped each end with end dormers containing mid C19 horizontal sliding sashes with
small panes. Right end room added in C19 to formerly symmetrical 3-window front.
At same time kitchen raised with brick from 1 to 2 storeys. Exposed cob wall to
rear outshot includes row of 12 pigeon holes. Original interior features mostly
hidden by C19 fittings. Massive volcanic stone kitchen store (now blocked) has low
segmental brick arch replacing lintel and remains of smoking chamber to left.
Plain chamfered beams to ground floor. A-frame trusses with pegged lap-jointed
collars. Slate-roofed granary and cider-house adjoining to east facing into rear
courtyard. Cob granary with ground floor door to right and external flight of
stone steps to first floor door at right end. Cider-house adjoining at right
angles to north is rubble built with brick dressings and it too has ground floor
doorway to right and external flight of granite steps to first floor loading bay.
It contains part-floored apple store and remains of cider-press.
Site of medieval estate which gave its name to one of 18 tithings of Crediton
(Devon SMR).

Listing NGR: SS8086503824

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

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