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East Pilliven Farmhouse and Outbuilding

A Grade II* Listed Building in Witheridge, Devon

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Latitude: 50.9239 / 50°55'26"N

Longitude: -3.6751 / 3°40'30"W

OS Eastings: 282364

OS Northings: 115168

OS Grid: SS823151

Mapcode National: GBR L8.Q0SN

Mapcode Global: FRA 366N.L2Q

Plus Code: 9C2RW8FF+HX

Entry Name: East Pilliven Farmhouse and Outbuilding

Listing Date: 20 February 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1325504

English Heritage Legacy ID: 97495

Location: Witheridge, North Devon, Devon, EX16

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Town: North Devon

Civil Parish: Witheridge

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Witheridge with Creacombe

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

Tagged with: Farmhouse

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SS 81 NW
5/89 East Pilliven Farmhouse
and outbuilding
- II*
Farmhouse. C13 or C14, substantially altered C17 and again much altered circa 1980.
Rubble, concrete tile roof to gable ends, 2 stacks with brick shafts.
Plan and development: Medieval open hall house, open from end to end, probably
flanked by 2 other rooms. In the C16 a fireplace and chimney were added backing
onto a through passage to left (lower room to extreme left), a floor was also
inserted at this time. The inner room to right was at the same time extended to the
north, unheated. Kitchen to left with gable end fireplace, this fireplace probably
also inserted in the C16, further service room to extreme left. Inner room with
cross-wing built inserted at right angles, probably C17, always an outbuilding.
Exterior: 2 storeys, no early features remain outside and it is very doubtful that
many openings remain in their original positions. C20 concrete mullioned windows.
C20 doors.
Interior: smoke-blackened roof over hall largely complete. One true cruck truss
with massive square section principals with a yoke at the apex, mortised to the
principals which carries a massive square-set ridge piece. The slightly cranked
collar is halved and pegged into the principals, braces lap-jointed to the
collar and the principal; the moulded decoration on the soffit of the principals at
wall-plate level like a capital. Massive purlins trenched to the back of the
principals. Most rafters complete, pegged at the apex supporting a wattle mat
instead of battens to support the thatch. Wattle mat complete with smoke
blackening. The roof over the lower end was entirely replaced in 1978. Hall
fireplace with unchamfered wooden bressumer extending to the outer wall. Other
interior features renewed or replaced.
Source: Trans.Dev.Assoc., N Alcock

Listing NGR: SS8236415168

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