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Latitude: 50.8721 / 50°52'19"N
Longitude: -4.0737 / 4°4'25"W
OS Eastings: 254184
OS Northings: 110115
OS Grid: SS541101
Mapcode National: GBR KQ.T7T3
Mapcode Global: FRA 26CS.LRY
Entry Name: Bourna Farmhouse
Listing Date: 29 February 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1308898
English Heritage Legacy ID: 93290
Location: Meeth, West Devon, Devon, EX20
Civil Parish: Meeth
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Meeth St Michael and All Angels
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS 51 SW
1/175 Bourna Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Early C16 with C17 alterations and addition. Rendered cob and rubble
walls. Thatch roof hipped to left end, gabled to right. Axial rendered, probably
rubble, stack and axial brick stack with similar stack at right gable end.
Plan: originally 3-room-and-through-passage plan, lower end to the left heated by end
stack, as is inner room; hall stack backs onto passage. Hall was initially open to
the roof with central hearth, lower and inner rooms may always have been floored.
Hall floored and stack inserted in circa early C17. Also probably in the C17 a stable
was added at the end of the lower room. Outshuts were built along the rear wall in
the circa later C19.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Long asymmetrical 4-window front of early to mid C20 2- and 3-
light casements, the 2-light ones are small paned. C19 panelled and glazed door to
passage at left of centre under doorhood. Outshuts built along rear wall.
Interior: on the ground floor the beams are plastered over and early fireplace
The original roof survives over the hall, however roof space to lower and inner
rooms not accessible and divided from that over hall by full height solid walls. The
wall at the lower end of the hall is smoke-blackened and this blackening continues up
to the hall truss which has a threaded ridge and morticed apex. To the higher side of
the hall truss the soffit of the roof has been plastered up to the inner room wall.
This was possibly done in the C17 when the hall was floored and its stack inserted
against the truss creating a chamber above.
This farmhouse retains a traditional exterior and more internal features probably
survive although concealed by later modernisation.
Listing NGR: SS5418410115
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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