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Illers Leary Farmhouse Including Shippon Attached at West End

A Grade II Listed Building in East and West Buckland, Devon

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Latitude: 51.0538 / 51°3'13"N

Longitude: -3.9276 / 3°55'39"W

OS Eastings: 264997

OS Northings: 130043

OS Grid: SS649300

Mapcode National: GBR KX.FW9Q

Mapcode Global: FRA 26NB.HPC

Plus Code: 9C3R333C+GX

Entry Name: Illers Leary Farmhouse Including Shippon Attached at West End

Listing Date: 13 May 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1325330

English Heritage Legacy ID: 98916

Location: Buckland, North Devon, Devon, EX32

County: Devon

Civil Parish: East and West Buckland

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Chittlehampton with Umberleigh

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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SS 63 SW
Illers Leary Farmhouse
2/63 including shippon attached at
west end
- II

Farmhouse with shippon attached. Probably early C16 origins, remodelled in late
C16/early C17 with C19 alterations. Stone rubble and rendered cob. Slate roof with
gable ends. Asbestos slate roof to shippon. Brick stack at right gable end and
stone rubble front lateral hall stack with tapered cap and projecting bread oven.
Original plan obscured by later alterations but possible sequence of development
suggests former open hall with original cross-passage to left. There is a blocked
doorway from the passage (on each floor) to the formerly lofted shippon at the left
end, the latter largely rebuilt in C20 and floor removed. In the late C16 or early
C17 a small jettied chamber may have been created over the cross passage. In the
C17 the hall was floored and stack built onto-front. At the same time the cross-
passage appears to have been resited to the right of the hall, the entire right-hand
section apparently being an addition of this date to judge by the solid cob
partition rising to the apex of the roof between the hall and this new cross
passage. The former cross-passage then became a narrow inner room. The lower
right-hand end now largely rebuilt in the C19 with a gable end stack probably
inserted at the same time. A blocked front doorway into this room suggests the
house at this time may have been in two occupations. The original position of the
stairs is uncertain, there being two probably C19 staircases, one to the rear of the
later cross-passage leading from the rear right-hand corner of the hall, and one
steeper flight of stairs leading from the rear left-hand corner.
2 storeys. 4-window range. C20 2-light casements. Hall window with slate leanto
roof built out in line with hall stack. Plank doors to each side, that to right
with rectangular overlight, that to left half-glazed. The right-hand window is
inserted in blocked doorway to lower end room.
Interior: probable jetty beam roughly chamfered to left end of hall, wide chamfered
bressumer with run-out stops to right end of hall. The headrail of a plank and
muntin screen incorporating the semi-circular arched head of a doorway which
probably originally divided the original cross-passage and hall, has been reset
axially across the former to create a lobby with access to the shippon to the left
and hall to right, but the partition was removed in C20. Single late C16/early C17
clean truss, sited over the right-hand cross-passage, the principals cut off above
the morticed and tenoned collar. No direct access to roof-space over hall but it
can be seen through a break in the solid cob partition that the timbers are smoke-

Listing NGR: SS6499730043

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