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West Middleton Farmhouse Including Attached Stable Range at South East End

A Grade II Listed Building in Parracombe, Devon

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Latitude: 51.1964 / 51°11'47"N

Longitude: -3.9367 / 3°56'12"W

OS Eastings: 264775

OS Northings: 145912

OS Grid: SS647459

Mapcode National: GBR KX.4SN1

Mapcode Global: VH4MF.Q665

Plus Code: 9C3R53W7+H8

Entry Name: West Middleton Farmhouse Including Attached Stable Range at South East End

Listing Date: 9 April 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1325739

English Heritage Legacy ID: 97096

Location: Parracombe, North Devon, Devon, EX31

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Parracombe

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Parracombe Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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SS 64 NW
2/118 West Middleton Farmhouse
- including attached stable range at
south-east end.
Farmhouse with stable range attched. Farmhouse C17, remodelled and roof raised in
C19. Stable range probably early C19. Rendered stone rubble and some C17 or early
C18 brick to porch, stack and some internal partitions. Slate roof with gable ends.
C19 brick stack at right gable end, and C17 or early C18 brick stack to left hipped
end. Demolished rear lateral hall stack.
Originally 3 room-and-through-passage-plan. Lower end to left with lower roof
level, with inserted C20 staircase. Late C17 or early C18 brick partitions to each
side of through-passage with 2-storey front porch added at same time. Doorway
through to hall infilled in C20. In C19 the roof over through-passage, hall and
inner room was raised and the hall formerly heated by rear lateral stack and inner
room altered internally. The hall was partitioned at the upper end to create a
cross-passge between it and the inner room, and a gabled stair turret added at the
rear. The original stairs were housed in a projecting turret to the left of the
hall stack. In C20 the hall was partitioned again at the lower end to create a
further cross-passage, adjacent to the original through-passage. The overall
remodelled plan therefore is lower end with lean-to scullery at left end and dairy
outshut to rear, original through-passage, cross-passage, hall, cross-passage, inner
room. The stable range projects at right angles from left lower end forming overall
L-shaped plan.
2 storeys. 4 window range in all. C20 fenestration to lower end with large ground
floor 4-light casement with slate drip. Gabled brick porch with slate-capped seats
to each side and C17 straight-headed ovolo-moulded inner door with weathered stops.
Original plank door with scratch-moulded cover strips. Chamfered surround to rear
through-passage doorway with old ledged plank door. To right of porch, the C19
remodelling attempted a symmetrical disposition of openings with 3 sashes with
margin glazing bars above two similar windows flanking gabled slate roof to porch
with C20 door. C20 lean-to porch inserted in angle of two-storey porch to left.
Stable range symmetrical with loft door reached by external stone steps over doorway
flanked by small window openings with timber lintels.
Interior: ovolo-moulded surround to lower end/through-passage doorway. Wide
unstopped chamfered cross ceiling beam to lower end. Fireplace blocked. Hall has
chamfered hollow-step stopped cross ceiling beams. Dressed stone jambs to
fireplace, lintel replaced. No ceiling beams to inner room. Roof structure over
lower end apparently replaced also in C19. Flagstone floor to through-passage.

Listing NGR: SS6477545912

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