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Latitude: 50.9988 / 50°59'55"N
Longitude: -3.4456 / 3°26'44"W
OS Eastings: 298656
OS Northings: 123154
OS Grid: SS986231
Mapcode National: GBR LK.KBYH
Mapcode Global: FRA 36NG.ZCQ
Entry Name: Doddiscombe Farmhouse
Listing Date: 5 April 1966
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1325644
English Heritage Legacy ID: 96653
Location: Bampton, Mid Devon, Devon, EX16
District: Mid Devon
Civil Parish: Bampton
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Bampton St Michael and All Angels
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS 92 SE BAMPTON
6/9 Doddiscombe Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Circa early C17 with some C19 and C20 alterations. Rendered stone rubble
with some cob at the west end ; tiled roof (formerly thatched) to main range, gabled
at ends ; axial stack, right end stack, projecting rear lateral stack ; rear centre
wing slated with an axial stack.
Plan: Interesting and rather unusual T plan. Interior not inspected at time of
survey (1986) but recorded by Charles Hulland, 1976. Described as 3 room and through
passage arrangement, lower end to the left, axial stack at higher end of hall. The
stair rises axially to the rear of the hall, external to the main range but contained
within the rear wing which is divided between a former kitchen and a rear dairy. The
cross passage extends to give access to the former kitchen. At the left end of the
range is a 1 room plan addition with a cider house to the rear at right angles to it.
Thatch replaced with tiles in 1960s.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 6-window front with gabled porch to cross passage
to left of centre ; C20 door on front at right leads directly into the inner room. 6
first floor 2-light C20 casements, 2 panes per light, 4 similar 3-light ground floor
casements. Leaded light windows referred to in old List Description appear to have
Interior: Hulland records deeply-chamfered step-stopped cross beams in inner room and
hall and chamfered beam in lower end room. The old kitchen has an open fireplace
with a bread oven and plain, C18 or C19 axial beams although the dairy has a
chamfered step-stopped axial beam. The former cider house, rear left of main range
also has chamfered step-stopped cross beams and exposed joists. Hulland records 3
pairs of jointed cruck trusses over the hall and lower end, apex not inspected. It
is possible that the trusses may be medieval.
A substantial early C17 house with an unusual plan form. Other features of interest
may be concealed.
Hulland, Charles, "Doddiscombe Farmhouse", survey record dated 1976 including ground
plan (not to scale) deposited in West Country Studies Library.
Listing NGR: SS9865623154
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