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Middlecott Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in East and West Buckland, Devon

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Latitude: 51.0772 / 51°4'37"N

Longitude: -3.895 / 3°53'42"W

OS Eastings: 267344

OS Northings: 132580

OS Grid: SS673325

Mapcode National: GBR KY.DK2D

Mapcode Global: FRA 26Q8.QCC

Entry Name: Middlecott Farmhouse

Listing Date: 13 May 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1310205

English Heritage Legacy ID: 98902

Location: East and West Buckland, North Devon, Devon, EX32

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: East and West Buckland

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: East Buckland St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SS 63 SE
3/20 Middlecott Farmhouse
- II

Farmhouse. Probably late C16, remodelled and extended early to mid C17, with C20
alterations. Stone rubble, rendered to upper storey only. Asbestos slate roof
with gable ends. Brick ridge stack.
Unusual plan. Original core appears to consist of hall and cross-passage
containing staircase, the hall heated by stack at inner end. Beyond the hall, at
the upper (right) end is the former dairy with single storey salting house added at
right end. The lower end, rebuilt in the C17 consists of a parlour/kitchen wing
extending to the rear at right angles to the main range, forming an overall L-
shaped plan, with dairy outshut to rear.
2 storeys. 4 window range. C20 fenestration throughout.
Interior: parlour/kitchen has 2 cross ceiling beams with wide chamfers and hollow
step stops. Fireplace lintel replaced. 3 bread ovens, one to each side, brick-
lined, that to centre infilled. Ovolo-moulded scroll-stopped durns to doorway from
passage. Rough chamfered beams to hall and chamfered scroll-stopped fireplace
lintel. Hollow step-stopped chamfered ceiling beam to former dairy. Chamfered
hollow step-stopped durns to doors to chamber over parlour/kitchen and to small
room over the stairs, the latter partially cased in. Scroll-stopped chamfered
lintels to fireplaces to chambers over hall and parlour/kitchen, the latter with a
first floor stack, now demolished, at the front end of the wing.
Solid stone rubble walls rising to the apex of the roof divide the 3 roof spaces
over the parlour/kitchen, hall and cross-passage, and dairy end. The 3 trusses
over the hall have straight principals, trenched purlins and typical C17 lap-
jointed collars, but curiously the 2 trusses nearest the stack have Alcock Type F1
apexes with short saddles with mortices for short uprights formerly carrying a
diagonally-set ridge, but there is no sign of smoke-blackening. The single
principal truss over the dairy end has one C17 principal formerly with a morticed
and tenoned collar, altered to a lap-jointed collar. Over the parlour/kitchen one
principal truss survives and the feet of a second, formerly with threaded purlins,
both set at right angles to the main range.

Listing NGR: SS6734432580

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

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