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Higher Poole Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in North Molton, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.0529 / 51°3'10"N

Longitude: -3.8046 / 3°48'16"W

OS Eastings: 273615

OS Northings: 129718

OS Grid: SS736297

Mapcode National: GBR L2.FXPP

Mapcode Global: FRA 26XB.HMM

Entry Name: Higher Poole Farmhouse

Listing Date: 24 November 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1288692

English Heritage Legacy ID: 398969

Location: North Molton, North Devon, Devon, EX36

County: Devon

Civil Parish: North Molton

Built-Up Area: North Molton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: North Molton All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

NORTH MOLTON FORE STREET,
SS 7229-7329
18/152 Higher Poole Farmhouse
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GV II
Farmhouse. Probably early to mid C17 with probably late C18 or early C19 additions
and mid C20 alterations. Rendered cob with dressed stone right-hand gable end, and
uncoursed stone rubble addition. Partly rendered at rear, and left-hand gable end
with C20 corrugated-iron cladding. Gable-ended corrugated-asbestos roof, formerly
thatched. Stone stacks with weatherings, tops rebuilt in C19 red brick.
Plan and development: C17 two-room central-entrance plan facing south-west, with end
stacks, right-hand one external. Central entrance passage and central shallow
rectangular projection to front. Unheated one-roomed (probable) addition to left,
with entrance to front. The right hand doorway and entrance passage are said to be
C20 alterations, although it is possible that the doorway is original, but was
latterly-blocked, possibly when left-hand part with new entrance added. Probably
early C19 one-room kitchen wing to rear of centre with external end stack. Lean-to
additions to left-hand gable end and at rear of left-hand end, and lean-to dairy
(probaby also an addition) to north-west of rear wing. Two storeys with one-storey
lean-to additions.
Exterior: Asymmetrical front. Three windows to first floor and 2 to ground floor;
late C20 two-light wooden and metal casements. C20 half-glazed door between first and
second windows from right (centre of 2-room range) with C20 rendered gabled porch.
Old front doorway to left with early C19 six panelled door (lower 2 panels side-
beaded flush, middle raised and upper glazed). External stack to right-hand gable
end with chamfered offset. Kitchen wing at rear with C20 casements. Lean-to bread
oven to rear gable end. Lean-to dairy to north-east side of kitchen wing has 2-light
wooden casements with wooden lintels, wrought-iron bars and internal wooden shutters.
Interior: Central ground floor room has pair of C17 deep-chamfered cross beams with
stepped runout stops. Cased beams in right-hand ground-floor rooms. Kitchen with
plain cross beam.

Listing NGR: SS7361529718

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

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