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Bourna Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Meeth, Devon

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1308898

English Heritage Legacy ID: 93290

Location: Meeth, West Devon, Devon, EX20

County: Devon

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

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Listing Text

SS 51 SW
1/175 Bourna Farmhouse
- II
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
openings concealed.
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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