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Ennerleigh Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Washfield, Devon

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Latitude: 50.9422 / 50°56'31"N

Longitude: -3.5365 / 3°32'11"W

OS Eastings: 292144

OS Northings: 116980

OS Grid: SS921169

Mapcode National: GBR LF.NZX2

Mapcode Global: FRA 36HM.61D

Plus Code: 9C2RWFR7+V9

Entry Name: Ennerleigh Farmhouse

Listing Date: 7 December 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1306205

English Heritage Legacy ID: 96844

Location: Washfield, Mid Devon, Devon, EX16

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Washfield

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Washfield St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Farmhouse. Probably early C17 or earlier origins with a late C17 remodelling and
extension. Colourwashed and rendered, probably stone and cob; slate roof hipped at
ends of main range and wing, corrugated iron and tile to former servants' wing. Rear
lateral stack to main range, rear lateral stack to wing (possibly originally gable
end), blocked stack with stone shaft projecting through roof of wing, end stack to
Plan: complex evolution. The early core of the house appears to be a 2 room plan on
a west/east axis, possibly the hall and inner room of a larger house, the putative
former lower end to the left no longer existing. A thorough late C17 remodelling and
extension added a 3-storey 1 room plan front left wing at right angles to the hall,
which was also raised to 3 storeys and re-roofed on a north/south axis. A rear right
wing, at right angles to the putative inner room is probably an C18 addition, it was
formerly used for servants and is now in use as an outbuilding.
Exterior: 2 and 3 storeys. 2 window asymmetrical front to the 2-storey block to the
right; C20 glazed front door to left with a slated porch hood; 2 casements with
glazing bars. The front return of the 3-storey wing to the left has a C20 2-leaf
glazed door, a first floor casement similar to those of the 2-storey block and a
small second floor casement window.
Interior: The rear ground floor room of the 3-storey block has an intersecting beamed
ceiling with true mitres at the intersections; the beams are chamfered, some with
unusually oblique angles to jambs and a timber lintel. Good late C17 stair in 3-
storey wing, adjacent to the room just described; the stair has turned balusters to
the second and third flights and fielded panelling to the first flights. Co-eval 2
panel doors to second storey. The main 2 storey block has an open fireplace with a
bread oven and a chamfered scroll-stopped lintel. The stack with the stone shaft in
the 3-storey wing is blocked internally and it is difficult to see how it would have
functioned given the present plan form.

Listing NGR: SS9214416980

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