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Farthing Park Farmhouse Including Cob Wall Adjoining Right (North-East)

A Grade II Listed Building in Morchard Bishop, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.8528 / 50°51'9"N

Longitude: -3.7273 / 3°43'38"W

OS Eastings: 278505

OS Northings: 107336

OS Grid: SS785073

Mapcode National: GBR L5.VRJH

Mapcode Global: FRA 362V.9P6

Entry Name: Farthing Park Farmhouse Including Cob Wall Adjoining Right (North-East)

Listing Date: 4 November 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1263350

English Heritage Legacy ID: 432540

Location: Morchard Bishop, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Morchard Bishop

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Morchard Bishop St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

MORCHARD BISHOP
lls 70 NE
5/107 Farthing Park Farmhouse including
- cob wall adjoining right (north-
east)
GV
II

Farmhouse. Mid C17. Plastered cob on rubble footings; rubble stacks topped with
C19 brick; thatched roof. 2-room with central cross passage plan house facing
south-east. Stacks projecting from both gable ends. The principal left (south-
west) room is larger than the right. Rear roof carried down over continuous
outshots, which contain smaller service rooms and are probably original. Rear stair
turret behind cross passage. 2 storeys. Balanced 4 window front of late C19 and
C20 casements, the inner two of 2-lights, the outer pair 3-lights. 4 panel front
door add C20 gabled and slated-roofed porch is right of centre. Large wall plate is
exposed below the eaves. To rear, the stair block has a late C19 horizontal sliding
sash with glazing bars.
Interior is largely original. Cob full height crosswall to left of passage and
room beyond has chamfered and scroll-stopped crossbeam. Right end room has ovolo-
moulded and scroll-stopped crossbeam. Both fireplaces of stone rubble with
replacement timber lintels. Original roof, 2 bays either side of cob crosswall, and
carried on oak A-frame trusses with pegged lap-jointed collars. Left (south-
western) truss reuses a sooted jointed cruck principal. Stairs are late C19. A
well-preserved single phase farmhouse with an interesting transitional plan.
From the right (north-east) end of the frontage and plastered cob wall on rubble
footings with pitched pantile roof extends north-eastwards including a square-headed
arch and returns forward (south-eastwards) to meet nearby stables (q.v.)


Listing NGR: SS7850507336

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