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Densdon Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Rose Ash, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.9578 / 50°57'28"N

Longitude: -3.7012 / 3°42'4"W

OS Eastings: 280618

OS Northings: 118976

OS Grid: SS806189

Mapcode National: GBR L7.MS7H

Mapcode Global: FRA 364L.1WJ

Entry Name: Densdon Farmhouse

Listing Date: 18 October 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1325506

English Heritage Legacy ID: 97641

Location: Rose Ash, North Devon, Devon, EX36

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Rose Ash

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Rose Ash

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SS 81 NW ROSE ASH DENSDON ROAD

9/110 Densdon Farmhouse


GV II


Farmhouse. Mid/late C17 or earlier. Colourwashed rendered cob and stone rubble, the
rear elevation is unrendered; corrugated asbestos roof, gabled at ends (formerly
thatched); end stacks, the left end stack with a bread oven and handmade brick shaft,
and an axial stack, the shaft projecting through the roof to the front of the ridge.
Plan: Overall T plan, the main range a 3 room and cross passage plan, lower end to
the right, the hall stack backing on to the passage. A rear centre wing at right
angles was a cider house but is now in use as a potato store, this appears to be
integral with the main range. A small service room occupies the rear right corner
of the passage - this may have been taken out of the width of the lower end room. A
straight stair rises from the centre room, parallel to the rear wall. The house is
very unaltered since the C19 and the function of the rooms may originate in the C17:
kitchen at the left end, hall in the centre, lower end parlour to the right.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4 window front with a C20 plank front door to the
passage to right of centre with a glazed overlight. Ground floor windows 3-light
small-pane timber casements, probably late C18 or C19, the first floor windows are
all C20 replacements.
Interior: The interior is virtually unchanged since the C19, some C17 features are
visible, others are likely to be concealed behind plaster. The kitchen has a large
open fireplace with a chamfered lintel and a bread oven. The centre room, the C17
hall, has a C17 chamfered crossbeam with ramshorn stops. The lower end room has a
C19 iron grate and boxed-in cross beam.
Roof Apex not inspected, principal rafters visible upstairs appear to be straight.
A very unspoiled traditional farmhouse, group value with a range of traditional
farmbuildings (q.v.).


Listing NGR: SS8061818976

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