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Priestcombe Farmhouse Including Adjoining Forecourt Walls and Cobbling

A Grade II Listed Building in Crediton Hamlets, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8024 / 50°48'8"N

Longitude: -3.7038 / 3°42'13"W

OS Eastings: 280036

OS Northings: 101698

OS Grid: SS800016

Mapcode National: GBR L6.YRJF

Mapcode Global: FRA 364Z.6WJ

Plus Code: 9C2RR72W+XF

Entry Name: Priestcombe Farmhouse Including Adjoining Forecourt Walls and Cobbling

Listing Date: 26 August 1965

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1306119

English Heritage Legacy ID: 95188

Location: Crediton Hamlets, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Crediton Hamlets

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Crediton

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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3/87 Priestcombe Farmhouse
26.8.65 including adjoining
forecourt walls and cobbling


Large farmhouse and adjoining cob garden wall to south-east. Probably C16 core,
extensively altered in early-mid C17, modernised in late C19. Originally a 3-room-
and-through-passage house facing south-east with inner room at left (south-west)
end. Dairy wing added at right angles to rear of inner room. Gable-end stacks to
service and inner rooms and axial hall stack backing onto passage. In C19 rear of
passage blocked by stair. 2 storeys. Regular 5-window front of C19 and C20
casements, most with glazing bars. C19 4-panel front passage door to right of
centre. Hall has original volcanic stone chimney shaft raised in C19 with brick.
Good interior comprising mostly early-mid C17 features. Only one is possibly
earlier, the deeply-chamfered crossbeam with step stops in the service room. The
same room has a volcanic stone fireplace with chamfered oak lintel and 3 inserted
C19 bread ovens including one of cloam. To its left a disused stair alcove. Hall
has large fireplace of veined volcanic ashlar with chamfered oak lintel and 2
crossbeams, chamfered with scroll stops. At upper end the oak plank-and-muntin
screen is also chamfered with scroll stops, as too is oak lintel of volcanic ashlar
fireplace in inner room which preserves traces of ancient colour in the form of 2
rectangular panels. The first floor has contemporary corridor along rear wall
including a chamfered oak door frame with scroll stops to central of 2 inner room
chambers. Service room chamber has late C17 coved plaster cornice and contemporary
door frames to corridor and former stair alcove which includes an oak 3-light
chamfered mullion window frame at this level. 6-bay roof of early-mid C17 oak A-
frame trusses of large scantling with dovetail lap-jointed collars. High quality
of service end suggests that ground floor fireplace only converted to kitchen after
rebuild of rear wing as a dairy and demolition of kitchen stack there. From left
end of front, a plastered cob wall on rubble footings with a pitched thatch roof
extends south-eastwards alongside front garden. The enclosure is completed by
lower stone walls and granite gate posts with small triangular cobbled surface
immediately outside gate.

Listing NGR: SS8003601698

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