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Shepherd's Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Clayhidon, Devon

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Latitude: 50.9283 / 50°55'41"N

Longitude: -3.1935 / 3°11'36"W

OS Eastings: 316215

OS Northings: 114994

OS Grid: ST162149

Mapcode National: GBR LX.PW6Q

Mapcode Global: FRA 466N.7PM

Plus Code: 9C2RWRH4+8H

Entry Name: Shepherd's Farmhouse

Listing Date: 15 April 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1306690

English Heritage Legacy ID: 95672

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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6/15 Shepherd's Farmhouse
House, formerly a farmhouse. Late C16 with later alterations. Roughcast random
rubble chert; gable-ended corrugated iron roof (the thatch survives beneath).
Originally a 3-room, through-passage plan house, the service end to the left of the
passage with byre beyond (the front taken as facing west). The internal division
between hall and inner room has been removed, as has the early roof. One or two of
the roof trusses may be of jointed cruck construction. Service end heated by an end
stack with bake oven (see below); hall heated by an axial stack backing onto the
passage; the inner room was originally unheated and is now heated by an internal end
stack. Brick shafts to stacks. 2 window stairs, one beside the service end stack,
the other between passage and hall. 2 storeys.
Exterior Front (facing west): all windows with late C20 casements, and some appear
to be set in early embrasures; 3 large half dormers; 4 windows to ground floor.
Rear: all late C20 windows. The rear door to the passage is early, although much
repaired, studded with fleur-de-lis strap hinges, and is set in a contemporary
chamfered and pegged surround. Bake oven bulge between end of service room and
entrance to byre.
Interior: plank and muntin screen between passage and service end, carpenter's
mitres, but apparently no stops to muntins (unless they have been eroded); service
end side not visible. 2 blocked arched doorways led into service end, but no
evidence of internal division in this room survives. Service end fireplace with
large lintel, shallow chamfer, unstopped. The bake oven appears to be quite an
early one, of good quality, with small bricks. Above it is a corn-drying kiln
accessible at first floor level from the byre. Solid timber winder stairs. The
hall was quite small with 2 cross ceiling beams, both of them with scroll stops and
deeply chamfered only to the side facing into the hall; shallow chamfer to fireplace
lintel. Original newel post to winder stairs. No clear evidence of the hall/inner
room partition, although it was presumably attached to the unchamfered side of the
higher end hall ceiling beam. Roughly chamfered ceiling cross beam to inner room.

Listing NGR: ST1621514994

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