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Farmbuilding About 20M West of Foxhole Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Halwill, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7508 / 50°45'2"N

Longitude: -4.2449 / 4°14'41"W

OS Eastings: 241736

OS Northings: 96981

OS Grid: SX417969

Mapcode National: GBR NR.21HH

Mapcode Global: FRA 2703.63N

Plus Code: 9C2QQQ24+83

Entry Name: Farmbuilding About 20M West of Foxhole Farmhouse

Listing Date: 21 January 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1317456

English Heritage Legacy ID: 90770

ID on this website: 101317456

Location: Foxhole, Torridge, Devon, EX21

County: Devon

District: Torridge

Civil Parish: Halwill

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Halwill St Peter and St James

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Farmbuilding about 20m west of Foxhole Farmhouse


Farmbuilding, the north end formerly used as a detached bake-house and large ash-
house to Foxhole Farm (qv). Probably C18 with C19 modifications. Stone rubble and
cob with a corrugated iron roof gabled at ends. The north end of the building
consists of what was probably a large ash-house with a corbelled roof, the ash
supplied by 2 ovens apparently sharing the same chimney. One of the ovens is lined
with brick and may be an addition or modification of the C19. In the circa early C20
the stack was dismantled when the building was adapted as a cartshed. Single storey.
2 large rough openings on the east side are probably early C20, a doorway on the
north gable end leads into the ash-house.
Interior A stone rubble wall across the short length of the building divides the
ash- and bake-house from the rest of the building. A blocked opening with a timber
lintel in the wall gave access to the ash-house, a wider lower opening under a timber
lintel in the wall leads to the bake ovens. The 2 bake ovens are on a raised stone
rubble base, 1 has a triangular headed freestone opening and a neatly corbelled stone
internal structure with a course of granite at the base, the second oven is brick-
lined. A doorway with a timber lintel leads directly from the bake-house into the
large ash-house which has a neatly corbelled conical stone roof with a small circular
hole at the apex. Ashes from the bake-house were probably transferred directly into
the ash-house for storage before being taken to the fields through the door in the
north gable end of the building. A very unusual survival of a combination building
of bake- and ash-house, the internal construction of the ash-house is particularly

Listing NGR: SX4173696981

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