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Latitude: 50.8528 / 50°51'10"N
Longitude: -3.8628 / 3°51'46"W
OS Eastings: 268972
OS Northings: 107574
OS Grid: SS689075
Mapcode National: GBR L0.VM7Q
Mapcode Global: FRA 26SV.BXW
Entry Name: Holm Farmhouse
Listing Date: 15 December 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1325841
English Heritage Legacy ID: 95557
Location: Coldridge, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17
District: Mid Devon
Civil Parish: Coldridge
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Coldridge St Matthew
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS 60 NE
1/7 Holm Farmhouse
Small farmhouse. Late C16-early C17, modernised in late C19 and again circa 1960.
Mostly plastered cob on rubble footings but some plastered local stone rubble;
stone rubble stacks topped with C20 brick; thatch roof.
L-shaped building. The 2-room plan main block faces south-east and probably
originally had a cross-passage between the rooms, now occupied by C19 stair. The
larger left (south-western) room has axial stack backing onto putative passage.
To rear of putative passage and unheated right room is the kitchen block at right
angles with end stack. The main door was moved to the rear block in the angle of
the 2 wings in the C19. 2 storeys.
Irregular 3-window front of C20 casements with glazing bars and C20 French windows
to the left. The window right of centre is thought to be blocking the original
doorway. Roof is hipped each end. The kitchen range is gable-ended. The present
main doorway is late C19.
Interior: The left front room is finished to a high standard and must have been the
parlour. The large fireplace here is of stone with its oak lintel having a rich
soffit-moulding and elaborate runout stops. It is late C16-early C17. The recess
to right of the fireplace is the site of the original stairs. The 2-bay ceiling is
carried on a late C16-early C17 crossbeam of surprisingly high quality. It is very
richly moulded and its soffit is enriched with a series of small and close-spaced
carved crescents. The beam is unstopped. Instead there are similarly moulded
half-beams around the walls acting as a deep cornice. The right room crossbeam is
soffit-chamfered and unstopped but the half-beam across the end wall has step
stops. Part of the partition between this room and the kitchen includes a fragment
of a presumably late C16-early C17 oak plank-and-muntin screen with scratch-moulded
muntins. It may be reset. The kitchen appears to have been much rebuilt since the
crossbeam here is roughly-squared and is an evidently reused timber. The large
fireplace also has a plain oak lintel. It has a C19 oven. The roof was not
inspected although the owners claim it to be late C19 in date throughout.
Despite the 019 alterations the house appears to be complete and therefore has an
unusual and interesting late C16-early C17 plan form.
Listing NGR: SS6897207574
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