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Kerswell Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Hatherleigh, Devon

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Latitude: 50.808 / 50°48'28"N

Longitude: -4.0911 / 4°5'27"W

OS Eastings: 252761

OS Northings: 103019

OS Grid: SS527030

Mapcode National: GBR KP.YHD7

Mapcode Global: FRA 26BY.L12

Entry Name: Kerswell Farmhouse

Listing Date: 29 February 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1317484

English Heritage Legacy ID: 93120

Location: Hatherleigh, West Devon, Devon, EX20

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Hatherleigh

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Hatherleigh St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SS 50 SW
Kerswell Farmhouse
- II
House formerly farmhouse. C16 with C17 alterations, considerably altered in C20.
Rendered cob and rubble walls. Corrugated asbestos roof gabled to left end hipped
to right. Projecting rubble lateral stack at front, tapering with dripcourse.
Projecting rubble stack at left gable end.
Plan: 3-room-and-through-passage plan, lower end to the right which has been
substantially altered in the C20. It is quite likely that the hall at least was
originally open to the roof with a central hearth but apart from the survival of
cruck timbers there is no direct evidence of this. The hall is heated by a front
lateral stack, the inner room by a gable end stack. C17 stair projection at rear of
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4 window front of 2 and 3 light C20 casements.
C20 aonaervatory in front of right-hand end, to right of stack, with glazed door.
Rear elevation has rectangular stair projection to right of centre. C20
conservatory to its left and outshut to its right.
Interior: hall has large granite framed fireplace, hollow chamfered to jambs and
lintel. Chamfered axial ceiling beams with straight cut stops.
Roof: the bottom of 2 pairs of cruck trusses are visible on the 1st floor over hall
but appear to have been cut off above collar level when a new C20 roof was put on.
Morticed collar and threaded purlins. Over lower end is C17 truss with straight
principals and collar halved on with dovetail joint.

Listing NGR: SS5276103019

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

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