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Higher Croft Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Northlew, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7525 / 50°45'9"N

Longitude: -4.0908 / 4°5'26"W

OS Eastings: 252606

OS Northings: 96851

OS Grid: SX526968

Mapcode National: GBR NY.1YY6

Mapcode Global: FRA 27B3.040

Entry Name: Higher Croft Farmhouse

Listing Date: 7 September 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1317230

English Heritage Legacy ID: 94340

Location: Northlew, West Devon, Devon, EX20

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Northlew

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Okehampton All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SX 59 NW

3/97 Higher Croft Farmhouse

- II

Farmhouse. C17 probably with earlier origins, with C18 addition and C20 alterations.
Stone rubble and cob walls, mostly rendered. Gable ended slate and corrugated
asbestos roof. 3 chimney stacks; stone rubble with slate dripcourses and brick
shaft at left gable end, rear lateral stack of stone rubble and dressed granite and
brick shaft on stone rubble base at gable end of rear wing.
Plan: Longhouse-derivative plan of shippon at lower end with through-passage, hall
and inner room above it to the left. It is unclear if there was access from the
passage to the shippon but only a thin wall divides them. Hall heated by rear
lateral stack and inner room by gable end stack. In circa early C18 a kitchen wing
was added behind the hall/inner room. A C19 outshut was added adjoining it at the
higher end. In the C20 the internal room arrangement was altered slightly and the
rear passage door blocked.
2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4 window front, set down a slope with the shippon at the
lower right end. The central part of the house projects. Apart from the 2 right-
hand 1st floor windows which are 2-light C19 small-paned casements the windows are
1, 2, and 3-light C20 casements without glazing bars. To the right of centre is C20
part-glazed door. Shippon has door towards lower end, 1st floor loading hatch and a
ground floor window to the left. At the rear the kitchen wing projects towards the
right-hand end with an outshut built against either side of it. Leanto against left
end of shippon.
Interior: According to owner roof timbers consist of rough straight principal
rafters with lapped and pegged collars which are likely to be C18 or C19. The hall
fireplace is blocked but may retain its original open hearth. It has a chamfered
cross beam with straight-cut stops. The inner room has a fireplace with an ovolo-
moulded wooden lintel which has ogee stops. Ceiling beam with narrow chamfer.
Visible externally on the rear wall of the inner room (now contained by C19 outshut)
is a blocked wooden mullion window of at least 3 lights. The kitchen fireplace has
a roughly chamfered wooden lintel. The shippon retains its rough heavy cross beams
which are probably original.

Listing NGR: SX5260696851

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