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Burnicombe Farmhouse and Barn Adjoining at East

A Grade II Listed Building in Bridford, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6734 / 50°40'24"N

Longitude: -3.6979 / 3°41'52"W

OS Eastings: 280118

OS Northings: 87342

OS Grid: SX801873

Mapcode National: GBR QL.3X8P

Mapcode Global: FRA 3749.9EQ

Plus Code: 9C2RM8F2+8R

Entry Name: Burnicombe Farmhouse and Barn Adjoining at East

Listing Date: 11 November 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1318242

English Heritage Legacy ID: 85556

Location: Bridford, Teignbridge, Devon, EX6

County: Devon

District: Teignbridge

Civil Parish: Bridford

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Bridford St Thomas a Becket

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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2/35 Burnicombe Farmhouse and barn
11.11.52 adjoining at east
Farmhouse and adjoining barn. Circa early C16 origins, remodelled in the early C17
with C18 or C19 alterations. Rendered stone; slate roof, gabled at ends;
projecting left end stack and axial tack with brick shafts, probably C19 stack at
junction with barn at right end, heating barn. Barn has corrugated iron roof
(formerly thatched).
Plan: The present plan consists of a 3 room and cross passage arrangement, the
lower end to the right is a barn, hall stack backing on to passage, heated inner
room with winder stair adjacent to stack; 2 storey rear outshut at higher end. The
evolution of the house is not entirely clear but it was originally a late medieval
open hall, possibly with a shippon at the lower end. The house was probably
floored in the early C17 with a granite hall stack inserted, but the inner room
appears to have been refurbished as a parlour in the C18, and the higher end of the
house was re-roofed, probably co-evally with the addition of the 2-storey rear
outshutin the C18 or C19. The lower end was heated in the C19 with a stack
backing on to the passage and used as a back kitchen.
Exterior: 2-storeys to the left, lofted barn to the right, asymmetrical 3:1:1
window front with a 2-storey gabled porch to the cross passage to the right of the
main block and a barn with a lower roofline at the right end. The porch has a 2-
light C19 timber casement with glazing bars above the C19 plank front door, the
house is fenestrated with similar small 3-light casements. Doorway into lower end
to the right, of the porch 1 window to the right. The left return has a projecting
stack with a stair turret adjacent.
Interior: Largely unaltered since the C19. The rear of the hall stack, facing the
passage, is granite ashlar with a hollow-chamfered cornice; the hall fireplace is
partly blocked but has agranite lintel and jambs. The hall has a chamfered
stopped crossbeam and a plank and muntin screen at the higher end with an C18 door
leading into the inner room, where the screen is plastered over, as is the
crossbeam. Moulded timber chimneypiece of the early C18 to the inner room. The
lower end room has an inserted C19 stack backing on the passage and a pitched stone
floor, including the remains of a drain; 2 low blocked windows in the right end
Roof: The roof over the higher end is probably early C19 with pegged collar rafter
trusses, presumably replacing the medieval roof structure. The lower end roof is
rather puzzling: the principals of the main truss have curved feet bedded into the
walls below the level of the present C19 timber ceiling. The main truss and the
rafters are sooted but the timber ceiling is also smoke-blackened and the carpentry
detail of the roof structure, pegged collars abutting the principals, seems very
late for an open hall arrangement. On the other hand, it seems unlikely that
smoke leakage from the chimney could have blackened the roof timbers so
thoroughly, presumably the roof is blackened from curing or smoking.
A very unaltered traditional house of medieval origins. A disused part-floored,
thatched house,- evidently of medieval origins - formerly stood in the farmyard, it
was demolished about 30 years ago.

Listing NGR: SX8011887342

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