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Hardings Leigh Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Chawleigh, Devon

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1309442

English Heritage Legacy ID: 95490

Location: Chawleigh, Mid Devon, Devon, EX18

County: Devon

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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Listing Text

SS 71 SW
2/19
26.8.65

CHAWLEIGH
Hardings Leigh Farmhouse

GV
II

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

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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