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Pale Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Rewe, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8121 / 50°48'43"N

Longitude: -3.5025 / 3°30'9"W

OS Eastings: 294237

OS Northings: 102471

OS Grid: SS942024

Mapcode National: GBR LH.Y2J7

Mapcode Global: FRA 36KY.F93

Plus Code: 9C2RRF6W+RX

Entry Name: Pale Farmhouse

Listing Date: 11 November 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1305681

English Heritage Legacy ID: 88493

Location: Rewe, East Devon, Devon, EX5

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Rewe

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Silverton St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


1/182 Pale Farmhouse
- II

Farmhouse. Late C16 or early C17 with later alterations. Cob, stone plinth,
rendered, under gabled-end slate roof. Main range of 4 rooms and through passage
(parlour with associated front wing, and Hall to left of passage, with 2 lower end
rooms and a large lower-end front wing). Left-hand external end stack, truncated
left-hand lateral stack to left-hand wing, axial stack serving Hall fireplace
backing on to passage, and end (front) stack to lower-end wing. 2 storeys.
Front: all stacks with brick shafts; deeply-recessed entrance to right of stair
turret, and left of lower-end wing, with panelled door with LH hinges, opposing
rear entrance. All windows are C20 metal-framed casements except for one hornless,
sash window at lst floor level to left of entrance, 8 panes per sash.
Rear: Scattered fenestration, all C20 metal-framed casements.
Interior: a later front corridor has been inserted into main range; otherwise all
partitions (except for the stone stack back to through passage) are C16 or early
C17 plank and muntin screens. There are 3 in all; that which divides the 2 lower-
end rooms retains indistinct painting on the left-hand side, mostly of floral
designs, but also containing a shield in one panel, and a ladder (in a house?) in
another. The outlines are now black, but were formerly red. All muntins and
bressumers chamfered. Screen between Hall and Parlour has, to parlour side, ovolo
mouldings, and the door has elaborate stops (a combination of a scroll stop, the
muntin bases associated with early C16 church screens and a little ogee motif) and
cyma-recta mouldings. Hall side of screen with scroll stops about 18" above
ground, indicating the existence of a former dais. Surround to door between
passage and hall with chamfers, and very wide. All rooms contain some chamfered
beams and original joists. Parlour fireplace with cyma-recta moulding to stone
jambs. Hall fireplace concealed, although large lintel visible. Formerly there
was a pair of fireplaces in the rooms above Hall and passage, both served by the
same stack; the former survives with chamfered stone jambs, the latter is
concealed but supported by corbelling visible in through-passage. Front (end)
fireplace to lower-end wing concealed, but to either side are huge, heavily
blackened smoking chambers, open to the roof. A left-hand side oven (formerly
projecting externally) has been dismantled.
Roof: Main range of 7 bays, with 4 C16 or early C17 principals surviving, purlins
trenched, morticed and side-pegged at apex; 2 of these (over lower end) are upper
crucks. All timbers clean. Left-hand wing with one slender crossed, morticed and
pegged principal, and with remains of a blocked, formerly leaded, 2-light window in
gable wall. Lower -end wing with 2 principals, similar to that in the other wing.

Listing NGR: SS9423702471

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

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