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Pyne Farmhouse Including Cob Garden Wall Adjoining to South

A Grade II* Listed Building in Washford Pyne, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8806 / 50°52'50"N

Longitude: -3.7034 / 3°42'12"W

OS Eastings: 280264

OS Northings: 110391

OS Grid: SS802103

Mapcode National: GBR L6.SZK3

Mapcode Global: FRA 364S.11J

Plus Code: 9C2RV7JW+6M

Entry Name: Pyne Farmhouse Including Cob Garden Wall Adjoining to South

Listing Date: 26 August 1965

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1262871

English Heritage Legacy ID: 433916

Location: Washford Pyne, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Washford Pyne

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Washford Pyne St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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SS 81 SW
3/284 Pyne Farmhouse (also
- known as Pynes) including cob
garden wall adjoining to south
- II*

Large farmhouse. Probably C16 core with major mid C17 and late C17-early C18
alterations. Plastered cob and rubble; rubble stacks, 2 of 3 topped with C19
brick; thatched roof. 4-room house with lobby entrance plan facing south. Kitchen
and service room to right (east) of entrance, and dining room and parlour to left
(west). 2 storey front porch. Large axial stack with back-to-back fireplaces to
centre rooms, projecting right (east) end kitchen stack and rear lateral parlour
stack. C20 addition to rear of kitchen and service room with present main stairs.
C19 stairs between 2 left rooms. Right end room apparently a late C17-early C18
addition to earlier house. 2 storeys. Not quite regular 8-window front including
the porch. Main front has 4 windows to left of porch and 3 to right, all C19 and
C20 replacement 2-light casements with glazing bars. The oldest are oak-framed and
contain crown glass panes. Gabled porch has plain outer arch and first floor 12-
pane sash. Roof is hipped to left and gable-ended to right. This right end has
massive projecting stack with original rubble chimney shaft and coping.
Good interior: C17 oak studded and ledged plank front door with plain strap hinges
in a presumably C19 plain chamfered doorway. Service room to right of lobby has mid
C17 fireplace and ceiling beams. Large rubble fireplace includes seats on both
sides and its oak lintel is soffit-chamfered with scroll stops. Soffit of main
crossbeam has been hacked back but half beam across chimney breast has chamfer and
bar-runout stops. Cob crosswall to kitchen (former end wall) includes C17 cupboard
with scratch-moulded door on wrought iron butterfly hinges, and rear wall has later
C17 oak-lined cupboard with a plank door on HL hinges, and a moulded architrave
proud of the wall face as if it were designed for a room lined with panelling.
Kitchen fireplace has replacement oak lintel and to its right is reset a C16 oak
round-headed door, probably from former through passage. Both rooms left of
entrance lobby have plastered crossbeams and the same late C17-early C18 moulded
plaster cornice. Central room ceiling includes rectangular panels defined by
moulded bolection ribs. Here the fireplace is now blocked. End parlour has C20
Regency style chimney piece. The end wall includes a fine late C17-early C18 round-
headed full height cupboard alcove with moulded timber architrave and now completely
open-fronted and missing some shelves, but notable for original painted head; a
smiling sun on blue ground amongst a nearly symmetrical arrangement of foliage and
flowers. First floor chamber over this parlour has another late C17-early C18
moulded plaster cornice which breaks forward around truss feet and has a moulded
bolection rib defining a central circular panel. First floor chamber to right of
lobby has a C17 oak 2-light window with chamfered mullion apparently in situ in cob
crosswall suggesting that end room is an addition. C17 roof observed over central
and left room comprising A- frame trusses with pegged dovetail lap-jointed collars.
From left end of front a high plastered cob wall on rubble footings and with pantile
coping extends southwards along west side of front courtyard. A cob-walled barn
formerly enclosed the east side but now only the barn wall remains.

Listing NGR: SS8026410391

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