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Hayne Farnhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Zeal Monachorum, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8158 / 50°48'56"N

Longitude: -3.8236 / 3°49'24"W

OS Eastings: 271632

OS Northings: 103387

OS Grid: SS716033

Mapcode National: GBR L1.XZ24

Mapcode Global: FRA 26WY.27H

Plus Code: 9C2RR58G+8H

Entry Name: Hayne Farnhouse

Listing Date: 15 December 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1325834

English Heritage Legacy ID: 95617

Location: Zeal Monachorum, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Zeal Monachorum

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Zeal Monachorum St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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4/66 Hayne Farmhouse

Farmhouse. Mid C17, refurbished 1809 by George Snell according to the date plaque.
Plastered cob on rubble footings; stone rubble stacks, the main one with its
original stone chimney shaft, the other room now topped with plastered brick; thatch
3-room plan house facing south. There is a lobby entrance behind a 2-storey porch
left (west) of centre, the lobby created alongside a large axial stack serving back-
to-back fireplaces. To rear of the stack is a projecting stair turret. The kitchen
at the right (eastern) end has an end stack. There is a 2-storey outshot to rear of
the left room; it was originally single storey. 2 storeys with attics to main
Regular 1:1:2 window front of 2 and 3-light casements with glazing bars, probably
dating from 1809. The outer windows appear to occupy original embrasures but the
central wider windows appear to replace 2 windows and cupboards inside appear to be
blocking original windows. The porch is gabled and has an elliptical-headed outer
arch and, under the gable, is a large and distinctive ornamental plaster plaque with
a circular frame containing a hanging shield bearing the initials of George Snell
with the date 1809; it commemorates the refurbishment of the house. There is a
secondary C19 doorway into the kitchen at the right end of the front. The main
front door is original and the planks are heavily studded. Along the front eaves
the original oak wall plate shows an ovolo-moulded soffit. The roof is gable-ended.
Good Interior: although there are several early C19 features most of the interior,
including a good deal of joinery detail is C17 and well-preserved. The entrance
lobby floor has a pattern of small, shaped and variously coloured tiles, presumably
1809. In the left (western) room the ceiling is completely plastered over and the
stone rubble fireplace has a plain oak lintel (possibly a replacement). The front
window has C19 shutters. Rear doorway to outshot is a bead-moulded oak frame,
probably late C17-early C18. The middle room, the hall, has a soffit-chamfered and
scroll-stopped crossbeam and the exposed joists are scratch-moulded. The fireplace
is large, built of stone rubble and has an oak lintel (soffit-chamfered with scroll
stops) which is supported on the left side by an oak post with jowled head;
apparently original. Fireplace has a cloam oven. The cob crosswall opposite
includes a cupboard with early C18 panelled door hung on H-hinges.
The kitchen at the right end has an axial soffit-chamfered and scroll-stopped beam
and a large probably rebuilt stone rubble fireplace with roughly-finished oak lintel
and includes 2 C19 brick ovens with cast iron doors. There is an oak-panelled
window seat an an oak bench against the internal crosswall, both of uncertain date.
The first floor rooms show only C19 detail.
The stair block now contains a stick baluster stair with ramped handrail, presumably
1809, and there is a contemporary cupboard on the half-landing. From the first
floor landing an unusual and original stair rises to the attics, the first flight up
to the stack then dividing to each room. It has a closed string, square-section
newel posts, flat handrail and turned balusters. The original roof survives
essentially intact; 6 bays carried by A-frame trusses with pegged lap-jointed
collars with variant dovetail halvings. The left (northern) section is plastered,
the right is not and the door from the stairs to the latter is original; panelled to
the stairs and with scratch-moulded planks within.
Hayne is a most interesting house retaining much of the original build and little
altered since its 1809 refurbishment. It also forms an attractive group with the
stables and barns (q.v.).

Listing NGR: SS7163203387

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