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North Bulcombe Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Clayhanger, Devon

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Latitude: 50.9963 / 50°59'46"N

Longitude: -3.4115 / 3°24'41"W

OS Eastings: 301040

OS Northings: 122828

OS Grid: ST010228

Mapcode National: GBR LM.KFK7

Mapcode Global: FRA 36RG.SXB

Plus Code: 9C2RXHWQ+G9

Entry Name: North Bulcombe Farmhouse

Listing Date: 7 December 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1325657

English Heritage Legacy ID: 96722

Location: Clayhanger, Mid Devon, Devon, EX16

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Clayhanger

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Clayhanger St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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7/77 North Bulcombe Farmhouse


Farmhouse. Circa early C16 origins, remodelled and extended in the late C16. Stone
rubble and cob, colourwashed and rendered; bitumen-painted slate roofs (formerly
thatched), gabled at ends; axial stack to main range, projecting end stack with set-
offs to rear wing.
Plan and Development: The core of the house is a 3 room and through passage plan main
range, the lower end to the right probably always 2 storeys, the hall and inner room
originally open to the roof timbers. The inner room was probably floored first, then
the hall with an axial stack added backing on to the through passage. Rear left
kitchen wing at right angles to the main range probably co-eval with the flooring of
the hall. A single-storey lean-to at the rear of the main range is probably an C18
or C19 addition. The lower end partition of the through passage no longer exists and
both the lower end and inner room have been subdivided into 2.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 2 window front with steps up to the through
passage front door to right of centre; buttress to left of door. 3 ground floor and
2 first floor C20 casements.
Interior: Rich in high status C16 carpentry. The hall has a richly-moulded late C16
intersecting beamed ceiling and good plank and muntin higher end screen with runout
stops. Fireplace blocked but original lintel survives; doorframe with cranked head
into curing chamber adjacent to stack. Several similar doorframes on ground and
first floor. Deeply chamfered crossbeams to inner room and right end of lower end
room; hollow-chamfered step-stopped crossbeam to kitchen wing, which has a blocked
fireplace probably concealing earlier features.
Roof Jointed cruck-side pegged roof-trusses to main range and rear wing; the feet of
the crucks, except one, truncated in the lower end and the collars missing. Over the
hall and inner room 3 trusses with evidence of sooting: one a complete jointed cruck
truss including collar, the other two incomplete.
A good example of an evolved late medieval house similar in character to traditional
Somerset houses.

Listing NGR: ST0104022828

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