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Pig House Approximately 2 Metres North of Powlesland Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in South Tawton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.749 / 50°44'56"N

Longitude: -3.8602 / 3°51'36"W

OS Eastings: 268867

OS Northings: 96030

OS Grid: SX688960

Mapcode National: GBR Q9.M444

Mapcode Global: FRA 27S3.KXL

Plus Code: 9C2RP4XQ+JW

Entry Name: Pig House Approximately 2 Metres North of Powlesland Farmhouse

Listing Date: 4 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1306037

English Heritage Legacy ID: 94962

Location: South Tawton, West Devon, Devon, EX17

County: Devon

Civil Parish: South Tawton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: South Tawton St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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1/168 Pig house approximately 2 metres
north of Powlesland Farmhouse


Pighouse, former bakehouse/cottage. Late C17 but apparently earlier origins.
Earliest part is granite stone-rubble, rest is cob on stone rubble footings; disused
cob stack; corrugated iron roof, formerly thatch.
Plan: 2-room plan building facing south-east. The right room is the earlier part.
In the late C17 a second room added with gable-end stack, the wall over the earlier
part raised and the whole building new-roofed. Formerly a bakehouse/cottage it has
since been converted to agricultural use with the first floor now used as a hayloft.
2 storeys.
Exterior: the difference between the cob and stone rubble builds shows clearly.
Each side of the central straight join is a doorway each flanked by a C20 window.
The left doorway is an oak C15 2-centred arch with chamfered surround. Maybe this
has been reset here from the train farmhouse. Hayloft loading hatch at right end.
Roof is gable-ended.
Interior has plain carpentry detail. The large fireplace has a plain oak lintel,
the crossbeams have unstopped soffit chamfers and roof of originally uncollared
straight principal trusses.

Listing NGR: SX6886796030

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