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Latitude: 50.6761 / 50°40'34"N
Longitude: -3.2898 / 3°17'23"W
OS Eastings: 308960
OS Northings: 87069
OS Grid: SY089870
Mapcode National: GBR P7.655W
Mapcode Global: FRA 4709.0EZ
Plus Code: 9C2RMPG6+F3
Entry Name: Burnthouse Farmhouse Including Garden Walls to West and South
Listing Date: 10 February 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1280938
English Heritage Legacy ID: 86383
Location: Otterton, East Devon, Devon, EX10
Civil Parish: Otterton
Built-Up Area: Colaton Raleigh
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Otterton St Michael
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
OTTERTON OTTERY ROAD
SY 08 NE
3/182 Burnthouse Farmhouse including
- garden walls to west and south
Farmhouse. Probably late C17, modernised in C19. Plastered cob on stone rubble
footings; cob of stone rubble stacks topped with C19 brick; thatch roof.
3-room-and-through-passage plan house facing south-south-east, say south. The
passage is left (west) of centre and the left end room was the kitchen. The middle
room is an unheated lobby with a corridor along the rear; it was probably a dairy.
The right end room was the parlour. Both end rooms have end stacks. Probably
secondary outshots across the rear. Main house is 2 storeys.
4-window front of similar late C19-early C20 casements with glazing bars, the left
3-window section symmetrically arranged around the front passage doorway which
contains a C20 plank door with contemporary half-hipped and thatch roofed porch on
rustic posts. Roof is gable-ended to left, hipped to right and carried down
continuously over the rear outshots.
Interior. Although the C19 modernisation plastered over much of the earlier
structural features the original plan is well-preserved. In the left room, the
kitchen, an original soffit-chamfered crossbeam is exposed. The fireplace here is
blocked by a C19 grate but its massive size is evident. Its oven projects into the
room on the right and the cupboard to left might originally have been a walk-in
curing chamber. According to the farmer the oven had an external doorway suggesting
a bakehouse there once. No carpentry shows in the lobby, the former dairy, and in
the right room, the parlour, the crossbeam is boxed in and the fireplace is blocked
by a C20 grate. Roofspace was not inspected although the feet of the principals
suggest the survival of the original A-frame trusses. Most of the joinery detail is
C19 and C20 but some probably earlier plank doors remain hung on strap hinges.
Front garden is enclosed by low C19 boundary walls. Built of attractive flint
rubble with rounded weathered coping and is interrupted by a number of square piers
with pyramidal caps. Similar are used as gate piers.
Burnthouse Farmhouse is a relatively small C17 farmhouse with an interesting plan.
It appears a single build and its name may suggest that an earlier farmhouse was
destroyed by fire.
Listing NGR: SY0896087069
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