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Callers Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Clayhidon, Devon

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Latitude: 50.924 / 50°55'26"N

Longitude: -3.1984 / 3°11'54"W

OS Eastings: 315866

OS Northings: 114520

OS Grid: ST158145

Mapcode National: GBR LX.Q1JZ

Mapcode Global: FRA 465N.RRJ

Plus Code: 9C2RWRF2+HJ

Entry Name: Callers Farmhouse

Listing Date: 15 April 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1306675

English Heritage Legacy ID: 95676

Location: Clayhidon, Mid Devon, Devon, EX15

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Clayhidon

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Clayhidon St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

6/20 Caller's Farmhouse
- II
Farmhouse. Early C16 with later alterations. Roughcast random rubble; hipped and
gable end roof with corrugated iron and slate. Originally a 3-room, through-passage
plan house, the service end to the right of the passage, a service end extension
added in the C18 and C19 and now a milking parlour. The higher end was heightened
and re-roofed in the C19. The service end (and possibly the remainder of the
building) was originally open to the roof, for there survives one smoke-blackened
raised cruck truss (see below). Hall heated by a (possibly inserted) axial stack
backing on to the passage; service end heated by an axial (formerly on end) stack;
both stacks with brick shafts. 1 ½ storeys to service end, the hall and inner room
now 2 storeys.
Exterior: Front: (facing south): the C19 higher end 3-window range with 2-paned
horned sash windows with margin panes to 1st floor: a similar window to the left of
the porch, C20 casement window to right. Glazed, slate-roofed porch, the roof ridge
level of this part is considerably higher than the service end. 2 half dormers to
service end, with a range of farm buildings standing forward of service end.
Rear: irregular fenestration to service end; the remainder a 3-window range with
first floor sash windows (as to front) and C20 casement windows below.
Interior: hall with intersecting ceiling beams forming 9 panels, with composite
moulding (2 hollow and 2 roll mouldings). Fireplace jambs are reused lintels from
a now dismantled screen door. Between the former passage and the service end is a
raised cruck truss of unusual profile; the rear blade which is scarfed near the apex
turns to form a saddle, and is pegged to the front blade; the ridge piece is square
set and rests on the saddle. Purlins (now gone) were formerly trenched. The
mortices for wind braces (now gone) survive. The carpentry detail looks early and
is smoke-blackened.

Listing NGR: ST1586614520

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

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