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Higher Edgeworthy

A Grade II Listed Building in Cruwys Morchard, Devon

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Latitude: 50.9111 / 50°54'40"N

Longitude: -3.6379 / 3°38'16"W

OS Eastings: 284946

OS Northings: 113682

OS Grid: SS849136

Mapcode National: GBR L9.QXY4

Mapcode Global: FRA 368P.NK0

Entry Name: Higher Edgeworthy

Listing Date: 28 August 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1261342

English Heritage Legacy ID: 437857

Location: Cruwys Morchard, Mid Devon, Devon, EX16

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Cruwys Morchard

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Cruwys Morchard Holy Cross

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

1/86 Higher Edgeworthy
House. C17 or earlier origins. Whitewashed rendered cob; axial stack, right end
stack both with rendered shafts ; thatched roof, hipped at left end, gabled at right
end with plain ridge ; slightly lower roofline at right end with slate roof.
Plan: The present plan is a single depth arrangement, 4 rooms wide, the 2 outer rooms
narrower than the 2 centre rooms which are divided by a central entrance facing a
straight stair. The centre left room is heated by an axial stack backing on to the
stair, the centre right room is heated by a right end stack. The original plan form
is not entirely clear but the centre left room was probably the early C17 hall with
an unheated narrow inner room at the left end. The present stair is in the position
of a former through or cross passage and the centre right room is the lower end,
possibly rebuilt. The narrow room at the right end, under the slate roof is probably
an added service room. The house was formerly divided into 2 cottages. C20 lean-to
at rear right.
2 storeys. Asymmetrical 3 window front with an approximately central C20 gabled
porch. Additional door at extreme left leads into the former inner room (now used as
a store), further door on front at right into the narrow right end room. Various
small C19 and C20 timber casements with glazing bars.
Interior : Several features of interest said to survive behind later plaster. The
boxed-in cross beam in the centre left room is clearly chamfered and probably
stopped. C20 grate conceals an earlier fireplace said to have a lintel dated 1603.
Parts of an oak C17 plank and muntin screen between the 2 left hand rooms are visible
on the left side only, with chamfered muntins with bar stops. The lower end
fireplace and ceiling beams are also concealed ; the fireplace formerly had a massive
bread oven which projected into the right hand room. First floor and roofspace not
inspected but the layers of thatch suggest that early roof timbers may survive and
the possibility of a medieval roof should not be discounted.
An interesting vernacular house of at least C17 origins and likely to have C17
features of interest concealed at present.

Listing NGR: SS8494613682

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

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