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Staple Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Dowland, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8764 / 50°52'35"N

Longitude: -4.0279 / 4°1'40"W

OS Eastings: 257425

OS Northings: 110504

OS Grid: SS574105

Mapcode National: GBR KS.T1FQ

Mapcode Global: FRA 26GS.DMV

Entry Name: Staple Farmhouse

Listing Date: 10 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1309367

English Heritage Legacy ID: 90890

Location: Dowland, Torridge, Devon, EX19

County: Devon

District: Torridge

Civil Parish: Dowland

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Dowland St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SS 51 SE
5/102 Staple Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Circa mid C17 with C20 alterations. Rendered cob walls. Thatch roof,
half-hipped to left end, hipped to right end. Axial brick stack.
Plan: 3-room plan. Left-hand room unheated, an axial stack between the central and
right-hand rooms serves both. It is possible that there may originally have been a
baffle entry into a lobby in front of the stack but the entry is now into the larger
central room which was the hall, and a C20 staircase has been inserted in front of
the stack. C20 leanto added along rear wall.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 3-window front of C20 1 and 2-light casements
without glazing bars. Large late C20 conservatory/porch along centre of front wall.
Interior: right-hand room has fireplace with chamfered wooden lintel which has run-
out stops, dressed rubble jambs and shallow shelf at the rear. The central room has
rough closely spaced ceiling beams. An original chamfered wooden doorframe with
peaked head leads from the central room to the left-hand one. Visible on the 1st
floor are the feet of substantial straight principal rafters which may be C17 but
further examination was prevented by lack of access to the roof space at time of

Listing NGR: SS5742510504

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