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A Grade II Listed Building in Clayhidon, Devon

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Latitude: 50.9053 / 50°54'18"N

Longitude: -3.1967 / 3°11'48"W

OS Eastings: 315949

OS Northings: 112435

OS Grid: ST159124

Mapcode National: GBR LX.R7XZ

Mapcode Global: FRA 466Q.0FZ

Plus Code: 9C2RWR43+48

Entry Name: Batten's

Listing Date: 15 April 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1325862

English Heritage Legacy ID: 95658

Location: Clayhidon, Mid Devon, Devon, EX15

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Clayhidon

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Clayhidon St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Detached house, formerly a farmhouse. Late C16 or early C17 with later additions.
Random rubble chert; hipped thatched roof. Originally a 3 room, through-passage
plan house, the service end to the left of the passage, with a wing to the rear of
the inner room. At some point the passage was blocked by the insertion of a massive
stack; the bake oven bulge occupies the site of the rear door to the passage and the
hall fireplace is set diagonally across the rear left-hand corner of the room - a
most unusual arrangement. The inner room gable end has also been rebuilt in the
form of a curve. Service end heated by a fireplace backing onto the hall fireplace
but placed at a conventional alignment; end stack to rear wing. Both stacks here
brick shafts. The alterations may date from the late C18 (datestones of 1785 and
1790 are set in the gable walls of the wing and main range (left) respectively.
Winder stair placed to the hall side of front entrance. 2 storeys.
Exterior Front: 3 window range, with C20 windows to first floor tucked up high
under the eaves. Large conservatory stands forward of the service end and main
entrance. C20 casement window and French window to hall and inner room
respectively. Right-hand end elevation with C20 windows, and what is possibly a
late C17 4-light casement window with pegged frame. Rear leanto; late C20 windows.
Hall rear wall under a peaked eaves line.
Interior: plank and muntin screen between hall and inner room chamfered and stopped
muntins, unmitred, with doorway with cranked lintel. Hall ceiling cross beam
chamfered with hollow step stops. There are a substantial number of C17 joinery
features; fielded panelled doors to rooms and cupboards with HL hinges. The door
dividing the main range from the wing at first floor level has a contemporary lock
which can be operated from the house side only, possibly dividing the family's
sleeping quarters from those of the servants or labourers. One window with
escutcheon catch. Also some late C18 or early C19 joinery, including a row of hat
pegs. Roof: 3 jointed cruck trusses, the collars set high with half dovetails.

Listing NGR: ST1594912435

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