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Higher Rubhay Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Tedburn St. Mary, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7409 / 50°44'27"N

Longitude: -3.6932 / 3°41'35"W

OS Eastings: 280622

OS Northings: 94839

OS Grid: SX806948

Mapcode National: GBR QK.ZQVT

Mapcode Global: FRA 3744.5A7

Plus Code: 9C2RP8R4+8P

Entry Name: Higher Rubhay Farmhouse

Listing Date: 4 September 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1287934

English Heritage Legacy ID: 401114

Location: Tedburn St. Mary, Teignbridge, Devon, EX6

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Tedburn St. Mary

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Tedburn St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Farmhouse. Probably early C16 origins, remodelled in the late C16, lower end largely
reconstructed in the C19. Rendered cob with some stone rubble to the rear; slate
roofs, gabled at ends; axial stack with rendered shaft.
The original plan may have been an open hall house, but without access to the
roofspace at time of survey (1985), this remains unproven. The post medieval plan
was either 2 or 3 rooms and a through passage, built on a steeply sloping site with
the passage and lower end to the right, well below the hall. The lie of the land
suggests that there may never have been an inner room; the hall stack backs on to the
passage. In the C19 the lower end appears to have been largely rebuilt, although
some of the walling may have been retained.
2 storeys. Irregular 2+2-window front, the front door to the passage with a C20
flat-roofed porch approximately in the centre of the range; projecting rounded bread
oven to axial stack to left of porch. Second entrance on extreme left with a C20
gabled porch. 1 small 2-light timber window, 2 panes per light over porch to
passage, 2 C20 steel casements to left. The lower end, to the right has C19 6-pane
Interior The hall has a deeply-chamfered cross beam with a scroll stops; blocked
fireplace but left-hand wooden jamb with corniced top is visible. Winder stair to
first floor to rear of hall. Apex of roof inaccessible but face-pegged jointed
crucks survive, with original purlins, probably of the early C16 or earlier and
likely to be smoke-blackened.
An evolved house retaining features of interest with other features probably
surviving but concealed.

Listing NGR: SX8062294839

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