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Latitude: 50.8372 / 50°50'13"N
Longitude: -3.876 / 3°52'33"W
OS Eastings: 267996
OS Northings: 105862
OS Grid: SS679058
Mapcode National: GBR KZ.WHXG
Mapcode Global: FRA 26RW.KRK
Entry Name: Oak Farmhouse
Listing Date: 15 December 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1325843
English Heritage Legacy ID: 95562
Location: Coldridge, Mid Devon, Devon, EX18
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
- Oak Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Early or mid C16 with major later C16 and C17 improvements. Modernised
in late C19. Plastered cob on rubble footings; stone rubble or cob stacks topped
with C20 brick; circa 1960, slate roof (formerly thatch).
The plan is derived from a 3-room-and-through-passage layout facing south with the
inner room at the left (west) end. In the late C16-early C17 the service end was
rebuilt as a crosswing projecting to rear comprising a kitchen with a narrow stone
in front and larder the secondary stair to rear. Kitchen has axial stack at the
front end. Hall has large axial stack backing onto the through-passage and the
inner room has a slightly projecting rear lateral stack. 2 storeys.
4 window front. The right end has a C19 unglazed larger window and above is a C20
window without glazing bars. The rest are horned late C19 sashes, tripartite on
the ground floor with central 4-pane sashes, and first floor margin-pane sashes.
C19 plank door to front of passage with C20 monopitch slate-roofed hood. Roof is
gable-ended to left and hipped to right. Rear block is also gable ended. To rear
of the main block the inner room is blind but the hall has 2 C18 flat-faced mullion
windows containing rectangular panes of leaded glass, a small 2-light window and
taller 3-light window. Service crosswing includes various C19 casements.
Interior is well preserved. there are cob crosswalls at the upper end of the hall
and lower side of the passage. There are 2 similar late C16 early C17 oak doorways
off the lower side of the passage; one to the kitchen, the others to the narrow
front store. Both have chamfered surrounds with battered step or scroll stops. In
the hall the fireplace is blocked by a C20 grate but its large size can be
discerned. It may well be late C16-early C17 and associated with a lower end jetty
for the passage chamber. The hall was originally open to the roof. It was floored
in the mid C17 and is carried on a crossbeam which has broad soffit-chamfers with
fine and unusual bar-flat pyramid stops. there are 3 cupboards around the room
with C18 and C19 panelled doors. That in the front wall has a round head. At the
upper end of the hall is an oak bench with C17 panelled wainscotting along the
back. Above the hall is a 2 bay roof carried on a side-pegged jointed cruck truss
but here the roof is inaccessible therefore the question of smoke-blackening
remains open. The inner room end appears to be a C17 rebuilt. The fireplace is
blocked by a C20 grate and the crossbeam is plastered over.
Listing NGR: SS6799605862
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