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A Grade II Listed Building in Meshaw, Devon

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Latitude: 50.9658 / 50°57'56"N

Longitude: -3.7589 / 3°45'31"W

OS Eastings: 276586

OS Northings: 119954

OS Grid: SS765199

Mapcode National: GBR L4.MHKY

Mapcode Global: FRA 360K.HF6

Plus Code: 9C2RX68R+8F

Entry Name: Narracott

Listing Date: 14 October 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1325476

English Heritage Legacy ID: 97443

Location: Meshaw, North Devon, Devon, EX36

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Meshaw

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Meshaw St John

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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SS 71 NE
4/38 Narracott
- II
Farmhouse. Late C15 or early C16, remodelled late C16 or early C17, extended C17
and C19, refenestration and some rebuilding C19, further C20 alteration.
Whitewashed roughcast, cob, and stone rubble, gabled slate and asbestos -sheeting
roofs, 2 rendered ridge stacks.
Plan: a 3-room and through-passage plan, the lower end to the left. The higher
right-hand room is a C17 addition. At least the hall of the original house was open
to the roof, and possibly the lower end as well. Since the lower end roof has been
replaced, the evidence for an open lower end is missing. In circa late C16 an axial
stack was inserted at the lower end of the hall backing onto the passage. The
flooring of the hall may have been done at the same time, or a little later in the
early C17 when a stair-turret was built at the back of the hall and possibly when
the inner room was added as a service room. The lower end seems to have been
upgraded to a parlour later. The outshut at the back of the lower end is a C19
addition which also involved the demolition of the early C17 stair-turret at the
back of the hall. Inner room and lower room heated by gable end stacks.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 3:1 window front, 3-windows on the left late C19
with small panes, remainder C20 in wood and metal. Through-passage doorway to left
with a plank door. Inner room with a further doorway inserted, large C20 glazed
porch, buttress on front to right of the porch.
Interior: lower room featureless except for a small fireplace with a wooden
bressumer. Through-passage with slate flagstone floor; C19 staircase inserted.
Hall with large central cross ceiling beam, pyramid stops, multiple hollow mouldings
on front-facing side; fireplace with simple chamfered wooden bressumer, corbelled
out right side, C19 bread-oven to rear with iron door, door opening between through-
passge and hall in a massive chamfered wooden surround, semi-circular head , plank
door, recently uncovered window opening in the rear wall of the hall with a frame of
2 narrow semi-circular head lights cut through a single solid piece of wood. Also in
the rear wall of hall a blocked door opening in a chamfered wooden surround with a
depressed 4-centred arch head, this probably gave onto the former stair-turret.
Inner room with single cross ceiling beam, roughly chamfered. Bathroom on first
floor to right with further blocked doorway in a chamfered wooden surround with
depressed 4-centred arch head, probably the upper entrance to the stair turret.
Roof: 1 smoke-blackened raised cruck truss over the hall with a diagonally set
ridge and trenched purlines. The roof over the lower end has been replaced and a
later softwood roof structure has been built over the whole house.

Listing NGR: SS7658619954

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