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Latitude: 50.9239 / 50°55'26"N
Longitude: -3.8424 / 3°50'32"W
OS Eastings: 270602
OS Northings: 115443
OS Grid: SS706154
Mapcode National: GBR L1.Q0DM
Mapcode Global: FRA 26VN.LVV
Entry Name: Brooklands Farmhouse
Listing Date: 25 October 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1325757
English Heritage Legacy ID: 97181
Location: Chulmleigh, North Devon, Devon, EX18
District: North Devon
Civil Parish: Chulmleigh
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Chulmleigh St Mary Magdalene
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS 71 NW
4/4 Brooklands Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Mid to late C17. Stone rubble and cob, upper 2 storeys rendered. Hipped
thatch roof with moulded timber cornice. Large axial brick stack and brick stack at
Plan: unusually a 3-storey 3-room and lobby entry plan with a 3-storey porch, the
massive axial stack heating probable parlour to left, and hall to right of entrance.
Inner room at right lower end beyond the hall probably always a kitchen, and contains
secondary staircase in rear left-hand corner. Principal staircase in 3-storey rear
stair turret opposite the entrance porch, creating a cruciform plan, with a 2-storey
dairy outshut to its right.
Exterior: 3 storeys. 5-window range, including 3-storey porch. Upper storey
retains original fenestration, with a 4-light window to left and 3 2-light windows to
right of porch, all with chamfered mullions. 3-light window to porch. All retain
rectangular leaded panes. Middle storey has a C17 3-light ovolo mullion window to
right of porch, which retains its original window surround but only central light has
rectangular leaded panes. All other 3-light windows to facade replaced in C20.
Plain chamfered probably C20 granite surround to outer porch doorway, and C17 ovolo-
moulded timber inner doorway with C19 10-panelled door. Leanto at right end with
slate roof enclosing C17 ovolo moulded door surround. C17 2-light window above to
upper storey and C19 3-light window to right end of dairy outshut, both with
rectangular leaded panes. Rear of outshut has a C17 3-light ovolo moulded timber
mullion window, the central light with rectangular leaded panes. Stair-turret has a
3-light ogee mullion window to ground floor and 3-light window to first floor, a C17
2-light mullion to upper storey on right side, and a 2-light window to each of the
upper storeys on left side, that to first floor is blocked.
Interior. C17 plank and muntin screen between hall and inner room, with 3 planks to
each side of twin doorways. Muntins are ovolo-moulded and scroll-stopped circa ½
metre from the base. Doors replaced in C19. C19 chimneypiece to hall fireplace,
parlour has C20 tiled one, both probably concealing original fireplaces. Dairy
retains flag floor and slate slabs. Ledged 3-plank doors to dairy and salting house.
C17 balustrade at head of stairs at first floor level with 3 turned balusters and
newel, with reeded handrail. Cyma recta moulded plaster cornice to chamber over
parlour and bolection moulded chimneypiece. C19 panelled doors throughout.
Roof not accessible but clearly C17 structure intact, with straight principals.
Brooklands Farmhouse is a remarkably complete survival of a single phase late C17
farmhouse of considerable status,unusual in being 3 storeys and having a lobby entry
Listing NGR: SS7060215443
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