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Bickle Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Swimbridge, Devon

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Latitude: 51.0349 / 51°2'5"N

Longitude: -3.9877 / 3°59'15"W

OS Eastings: 260727

OS Northings: 128050

OS Grid: SS607280

Mapcode National: GBR KT.H5M5

Mapcode Global: FRA 26JC.Y12

Plus Code: 9C3R22M6+XW

Entry Name: Bickle Farmhouse

Listing Date: 18 March 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1317359

English Heritage Legacy ID: 98641

ID on this website: 101317359

Location: North Devon, EX32

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Swimbridge

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Swimbridge St James the Apostle

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Farmhouse. Probably early C16, remodelled 1729 (datestone) and extended in C20 to
rear. Stone rubble. Slate roof with clay ridge tiles, hipped at right end. Tall
brick stack at right end. Brick shaft to lateral rubble stack to rear enclosed in
C20 2-storey outshut. Possibly 3-room-and-cross-passage former open hall plan with
shippon attached at lower end, now taken in as part of dwelling. 1 1/2 storeys. 4
window range of half dormers with 2-light casements, 8 panes per light. C20
fenestration. 3 doorways, that to centre has stone rubble porch and slated canopy,
the porch to right is flanked by buttresses. Small 1729 datestone to left of
centre porch. Stopped and moulded beams to room to right of cross-passage, but
only roofspace could be closely inspected. From upper end: 3 trusses probably the
date of the remodelling with threaded purlins and ridge purl in and lap-jointed
collars all clean, a single C16 truss set lower than the rest with some
smokeblackening, pierced for purlins and morticed and tenoned collar, another clean
truss with trenched purlins and over the shippon an apparently reused blade of a
clean cruck truss, the elbow at the head arching over and resting on a straight
principal rafter, both pierced for purlins.

Listing NGR: SS6072728050

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