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Coulscott Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Combe Martin, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.1964 / 51°11'47"N

Longitude: -3.9956 / 3°59'44"W

OS Eastings: 260661

OS Northings: 146024

OS Grid: SS606460

Mapcode National: GBR KT.4X74

Mapcode Global: VH4MD.P6K5

Entry Name: Coulscott Farmhouse

Listing Date: 9 April 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1325712

English Heritage Legacy ID: 97052

Location: Combe Martin, North Devon, Devon, EX34

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Combe Martin

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Combe Martin St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

COMBE MARTIN NUTCOMBE HILL
SS 64 NW
2/76 Coulscott Farmhouse
-
- II
Farmhouse. Rear range C17, main range early C19. Rendered stone rubble. Slate
roof with gable end brick stacks to front range, asbestos slate roof with rebuilt
stone rubble stack at left gable end to rear range.
The farmhouse consists of 2 parallel ranges, the longer range to rear comprising the
original farmhouse which was converted to service use when the front range was added
in the early C19. The plan of the original farmhouse is not fully recoverable due
to the C19 alterations, but appears to have consisted of a 2- or possibly 3-room and
probably cross-passage plan. The kitchen with dairy outshut and gable-ended stair
projection to rear occupied the left end. The blocked front doorway with a deep
embrasure situated just to right of the kitchen probably indicates the position of
the former cross-passage, with the hall, which retains part of the fireplace to a
demolished front lateral stack in the usual position, to the right. The hall was
subsequently divided into 2 rooms in the C19. Beyond the hall, at the right end, it
is unclear whether the large unheated service room (now used for storage) formerly
with gable end steps to a loft over, is a C19 addition or a rebuilding of the inner
room end. In C19 all the front window openings were blocked and facade obscured by
the addition of the symmetrical front range which comprises a principal room to each
side of central staircase hall.
2 storeys. 3-window range to symmetrical front range. 4-paned sashes. C20 central
stone rubble porch with gabled slate roof. Quoin pilasters. Rear range retains
mostly C19 fenestration at the back.
Interior: 2 scroll-stopped chamfered cross beams and bressumer to lower end of
original range. Most of the 2 panelled or ledged plank doors of C18 and early C19
date survive. C19 dog-leg staircase with turned balusters and square section newels
to rear stair projection. Dairy retains slate slabs. Late C17/C18 roof structure
with straight principals and halved and lapped collars. Front range has C19
staircase with turned balusters and newels with acorn finials, moulded string and
handrail. Reeded doorcases with roundels at the corners to principal rooms. Right-
hand room has acanthus plasterwork cornice and centre rose and panelled window
shutters.


Listing NGR: SS6066146024

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