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Little Burne Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Bickleigh, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8544 / 50°51'15"N

Longitude: -3.4851 / 3°29'6"W

OS Eastings: 295562

OS Northings: 107150

OS Grid: SS955071

Mapcode National: GBR LJ.VDWZ

Mapcode Global: FRA 36LV.22Y

Plus Code: 9C2RVG37+QX

Entry Name: Little Burne Farmhouse

Listing Date: 5 April 1966

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1306036

English Heritage Legacy ID: 96626

Location: Bickleigh, Mid Devon, Devon, EX5

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Bickleigh

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Bickleigh St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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6/7 Little Burne Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Circa mid C17, alterations of the 1960s. Rendered cob on stone rubble
footings; concrete tile roof (formerly thatched); axial stack and projecting end
stacks, shaft of left end stack dismantled.
Plan: 3 room and through passage plan, the lower end to the left, the hall heated
from a stack backing on to the passage and a inner room. rear right outshut, a later
addition, with a catslide roof. The position of the original stair is uncertain, but
may have been adjacent to the lower end stack (rounded corner), the recess now partly
filled by a very large bread oven. Most of the roof trusses are 1960s and date from
the period when the thatch was replaced with tile, the remaining pre C20 trusses have
straight principals suggesting that the roof may have been replaced in the C18 or
2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4 window front with a C20 front door to the passage to let
of centre with a gabled porch canopy. Prior to the 1960s there was an additional
doorway into the right hand (inner) room. C20 casements, mostly metal frame.
The rear elevation, facing the road, has a half-glazed door to the passage and 2
small timber first floor windows.
Interior: The hall has 1 cross beam and 2 half beams, elaborately-moulded with the
stops lost in the wall plaster; C20 grate possibly concealing earlier features. The
passage has a chamfered step-stopped half beam and a plank and muntin oak screen to
the lower end with chamfered step-stopped muntins. The lower end room is very
complete with a chamfered step-stopped cross beam, exposed joists and a fireplace
that is said to be intact behind later plaster. Little Burne was probably the site
of the accidental death of Edward Gibb (s)?., commemorated by a headstone in the
churchyard (q.v.).
Photographs in the possession of the owner taken by A. W. Everett in 1961 show former
ornamental plasterwork in the room above the C17 hall. 2 motifs with floral designs
and armorial bearings on the wall included the initials K. W. H. and K. G. V. H.

Listing NGR: SS9556207150

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