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Middle Knightacott Farmhouse and Front Garden Wall to South East

A Grade II Listed Building in Bratton Fleming, Devon

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Latitude: 51.1356 / 51°8'7"N

Longitude: -3.932 / 3°55'55"W

OS Eastings: 264925

OS Northings: 139139

OS Grid: SS649391

Mapcode National: GBR KX.8MQT

Mapcode Global: VH4MM.SQNC

Plus Code: 9C3R43P9+66

Entry Name: Middle Knightacott Farmhouse and Front Garden Wall to South East

Listing Date: 18 March 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1317737

English Heritage Legacy ID: 98546

ID on this website: 101317737

Location: Knightacott, North Devon, EX31

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Bratton Fleming

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Bratton Fleming St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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SS 63 NW
4/67 Middle Knightacott Farmhouse and
front garden wall to south-east

House including front garden wall. Probably early C17 with late C17/early C18
addition to rear. Colourwashed rubble and cob. Slate roof to rear, asbestos slate
to front. Gable ends to left end and to rear projection hipped to right end of
main range. Brick shafts to rubble stacks at each end of main range and rubble
stack to rear gable end with drip. 3 cell through-passage plan with stair turret to
rear of hall, stack sited away from the through-passage. Right-angled rear
projection to right end forming overall L-shape. The through-passage and lower end
dividing wall has been removed. 2-storeys, 3-window range of sashes, 3 over 6-
panes, the central sash with horns. C20 window to left of gabled porch with plank
door. Two 2-light windows to right, that next to porch with 4-panes per light with
slate dripmould. These flank 6 bee-boles set into the wall arranged as a double
stack of 3, with slate sills. The rear projection has C18 21-paned fixed light on
its inner face with plank door to left under slated canopy and sash above 4 over 4-
panes with 4-paned sidelights.
Interior: chamfered and stopped beams to 3 principal rooms. 3 fluted balusters
survive to balustrade at head of stairs. Two C17 door surrounds survive to chamber
over upper end both with cranked chamfered heads, one has original door of 2 large
planks, the other an old 3 plank door. C18 2-panelled door to chamber at head of
stairs. 4 roof trusses over main range, 1 formerly with threaded purlins and
diagonally threaded ridge purlin, 1 with trenched purlins and raking struts morticed
into the soffits of the principals, the other 2 are later replacements. 3 late C17
or early C18 roof trusses to rear addition with side-pegged collars. Enclosed
courtyard to rear with small outbuilding with corrugated iron roof. Plank door and
wider opening with inserted brick pier. Garden wall to front has slate and clay
ridge tile capping with buttresses every 5 metres, and extends south-eastwards from
the right side of the farmhouse. The farmbuildings (q.v.) enclose the garden on
left side.

Listing NGR: SS6492539139

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