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Reeds and Hammets

A Grade II Listed Building in King's Nympton, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.9585 / 50°57'30"N

Longitude: -3.8742 / 3°52'27"W

OS Eastings: 268467

OS Northings: 119352

OS Grid: SS684193

Mapcode National: GBR KZ.MY3C

Mapcode Global: FRA 26SK.SM3

Entry Name: Reeds and Hammets

Listing Date: 25 October 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1325802

English Heritage Legacy ID: 97341

Location: King's Nympton, North Devon, Devon, EX37

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: King's Nympton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Kingsnympton St James the Apostle

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

KINGS NYMPTON KINGS NYMPTON
SS 61 NE
3/165 Reeds and Hammets
GV II
Farmhouse. Probably early to mid C16, remodelled in C17, lower end altered probably
in C19, with C20 alterations. Rendered stone rubble and cob. Thatch roof, gable end
to left, hipped at right end. Rendered axial stack with tapered cap, brick stack at
right end.
Plan: 3-room and cross-passage plan, lower end to right, axial hall stack backing
onto the passage which has staircase running up rear wall.
Development: the hall was originally open to the roof. The roof structures over the
inner room and lower end have been replaced probably in C19, so it is not clear
whether these may have been floored from the outset. However, the solid cob wall
partition between the hall and inner room is clean, and the fact that the stub of the
smoke-blackened ridge is visible on the inner room side suggests this partition wall
is a later insertion. Until c.1980 the partition incorporated a 4-centred arched
doorway, apparently early C17, but the hall ceiling beam and fireplace lintel would
suggest a probable late C17 date for the ceiling of the hall proper and the insertion
of the hall stack. It is possible that the lower end was also rebuilt at this time,
probably to form a parlour, although apparently remaining unheated until the early
C19. The inner room end, originally with a higher floor level than the hall, appears
to have always served as a service room dairy. A C20 staircase has been inserted
running up the rear wall, and the staircase in the cross-passage was also replaced in
C20.
Exterior: 2 storeys. 4-window range. C20 fenestration throughout. Cross-passage
doorway slightly reduced in width in C20. Shallow bread oven projection to left.
Interior: thin chamfered axial ceiling beam and fireplace lintel to hall. Hall
fireplace has cloam bread oven. Creamery niche in front wall. Rough unchamfered
axial ceiling beam to inner room. C17 chamfered door surround between chambers over
hall and inner room.
Roof structure: the purlins are carried entirely on the solid wall partitions, except
for a single inserted principal rafter supported by the inserted hall stack. The
purlins, rafters, battens and underside of thatch are thoroughly smoke-blackened.
The roof structure over the inner room and lower end were replaced probably in the
C19.


Listing NGR: SS6845219340

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