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Pierces Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Parkham, Devon

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Latitude: 50.9751 / 50°58'30"N

Longitude: -4.3135 / 4°18'48"W

OS Eastings: 237678

OS Northings: 122067

OS Grid: SS376220

Mapcode National: GBR KD.LT88

Mapcode Global: FRA 16VJ.PCF

Plus Code: 9C2QXMGP+2J

Entry Name: Pierces Farmhouse

Listing Date: 19 October 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1305577

English Heritage Legacy ID: 91498

Location: Parkham, Torridge, Devon, EX39

County: Devon

District: Torridge

Town: Torridge

Civil Parish: Parkham

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Parkham St James

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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5/179 Pierces Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Late medieval; remodelled and extension to right
built in early/mid C17; eaves raised and roof pitched widened in
late C19. Colourwashed render over slatestone rubble; gabled
slate roof; left end and ridge stacks finished in rendered brick.
Open hall plan remodelled in early/mid C17 to make 3-unit plan
with through-passage to left of central hall. 2 storeys;
4-window range. Late C19 brick porch with 4-panelled (2 glazed)
door. Flat rendered arches over late C19 two and 3-light
casements with glazing bars. Rear: C17 stair turret flanked by
C19 outshuts. Interior: plain unchamfered beams flank passage,
which has early/mid C19 dog-leg with winders staircase to rear.
Central hall has chamfered bressummer over open fireplace;
early/mid C17 ovolo-moulded beams to right. Roof: C19 roof
trusses; above through-passage is front half of a late medieval
raised cruck truss with a cambered collar, trenching for through
purlins, and ridge purlin set diagonally into yoked apex (Alcock
type Ll); the truss has heavy smoke blackening, suggesting that
it was built for a medieval open hall.

Listing NGR: SS3767822067

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