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Latitude: 50.8968 / 50°53'48"N
Longitude: -3.8131 / 3°48'47"W
OS Eastings: 272588
OS Northings: 112375
OS Grid: SS725123
Mapcode National: GBR L2.RV42
Mapcode Global: FRA 26XQ.SBH
Entry Name: Hardings Leigh Farmhouse
Listing Date: 26 August 1965
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1309442
English Heritage Legacy ID: 95490
Location: Chawleigh, Mid Devon, Devon, EX18
Civil Parish: Chawleigh
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Chawleigh St James
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
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Hardings Leigh Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Probably late C16 with C17 improvements, modernised and extended in mid
C20. Plastered cob on rubble footings, part of exposed rubble; stone rubble or cob
stacks with C19 and C20 brick tops; thatch roof, slate to C20 extension.
Main block facing south has original 3-room-and-through-passage plan house with
former service end room at right (eastern) end. Rear of passage now blocked.
Former inner and service rooms have end stacks, the latter projecting, and hall has
projecting rear lateral stack. On left (west) end is C20 2-room extension in which
outer room is narrower and set back from front. 2 storeys.
Main front has irregular 4-window front comprising a variety of late C19 and C20
casements with glazing bars and including at right end (to former service room) a
C20 canted bay window without glazing bars. C20 front door and contemporary gable
and slate-roofed porch right of centre. Hall has C20 French windows. Extension
has C20 iron and timber casements most with glazing bars. Main roof and extension
at slightly lower level is gable-ended.
Interior shows mostly results of C19 and C20 modernisations but survival of
original layout suggests that early features probably survive behind later
plasterwork. Hall has late C16 oak plank-and-muntin screen at upper end, its
muntins chamfered and roll stopped high enough to accommodate a bench below. Hall
fireplace blocked and ceiling carried on a roughly-squared and partly-waney
crossbeam, probably C18. Former inner room has late C17 - early C18 carpentry
detail, a plain chamfered axial beam and large kitchen fireplace with soffit-
chamfered and straight cut stopped oak lintel. Inner room has blocked fireplace
and plain chamfered crossbeam, again probably part of late C17 or early C18
refurbishment. Roof apparently of same date and carried on series of A-frame
trusses with pegged lap-jointed collars. According to the owner on oak-framed
window in east end wall was inscribed with initials and a late C16 date.
Listing NGR: SS7258812375
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