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Knowle Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Sourton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7052 / 50°42'18"N

Longitude: -4.1037 / 4°6'13"W

OS Eastings: 251550

OS Northings: 91622

OS Grid: SX515916

Mapcode National: GBR NY.4V20

Mapcode Global: FRA 2796.T82

Plus Code: 9C2QPV4W+3G

Entry Name: Knowle Farmhouse

Listing Date: 7 September 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1317161

English Heritage Legacy ID: 94357

ID on this website: 101317161

Location: West Devon, EX20

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Sourton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Sourton

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Farmhouse. Circa mid C17, altered in C20. Rendered stone rubble and cob walls.
Gable ended asbestos slate roof. Hipped corrugated iron roof to attached shippon.
One axial rubble stack with drip-stones and brick shaft.
Plan: Originally 3-room plan, the 2 right-hand rooms heated by an axial stack with
back to back fireplaces and doorway in front of the stack into a lobby entrance;
unheated service room to their left. The shippon at the left end of the building
may be integral, with a full height solid wall dividing it from the house, or
otherwise is likely to be C18. In the C20 the rooms were partitioned off
longitudinally towards towards the rear of the house and an outshut added at its
right-hand end.
2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4-window front with shippon at left-hand end continuous
with the house. Windows are mainly later C20 small-paned casements, single light
above the door, otherwise 2-light. The 2 left-hand windows are late C19 or early
C20. C19 plank door at left end and C20 plank door to right of centre. C20 outshut
against right end wall. The shippon has a door at its right end and one to left of
centre which has a ventilation slit to its left. There is a small window between
the 2 doors and a central first floor loading hatch.
Interior: The central room of the house has a fireplace with chamfered wooden
lintel which has straight cut stops. Axial chamfered beam without visible stops but
its joists are chamfered with straight cut stops. Roughly chamfered axial beam and
joists in right-hand room. The fireplace in this room is modern. The shippon has
very heavy rough wany cross beams.
The roof timbers of the house were completely replaced in the later C20, it was
formerly thatched. Over the shippon are rough insubstantial straight principals
with lapped collars - probably C19.

Listing NGR: SX5155091622

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