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Thornlands Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Hockworthy, Devon

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Latitude: 50.9799 / 50°58'47"N

Longitude: -3.3817 / 3°22'54"W

OS Eastings: 303097

OS Northings: 120967

OS Grid: ST030209

Mapcode National: GBR LN.LH35

Mapcode Global: FRA 36TJ.6CG

Plus Code: 9C2RXJH9+X8

Entry Name: Thornlands Farmhouse

Listing Date: 17 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1325892

English Heritage Legacy ID: 95922

Location: Hockworthy, Mid Devon, Devon, TA21

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Hockworthy

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Hockworthy St Simon and St Jude

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Farmhouse. Mid C17, possibly earlier origins, C19 dairy extension, the whole place
was thoroughly modernised circa 1980. Plastered stone rubble with some cob,
extension of exposed stone rubble; stone rubble stacks with plastered chimneyshafts;
slate roof, formerly thatch.
Plan and development: L-shaped building. The main block faces north-west and has a
3-room plan. At the left end is an unheated room. The centre room, the
hall/parlour, has an axial stack backing onto the right end kitchen. At the left
end of this room there were opposing doorways (the rear one now blocked) but there
is no evidence that there was ever a passage screen here. The kitchen at the right
end, has a large gable-end stack. The small 1-room projecting in front of the left
room is original. It now contains C20 stairs but is thought to have been the
original stair block. At the right end a C19 2-room plan dairy block projects
forward at right angles. Circa 1980 a corridor was built across the front between
the stairblock and dairy. The C17 farmhouse appears to be of a single build. House
is 2 storeys.
Exterior: irregular 1:2:1-window front of circa 1980 casements with diamond
patterns of leaded glass. The present front doorway is in the centre of the
corridor outshot. It dates from circa 1980 and has a porch of that date. The main
roof and dairy roof are gable-ended. Similar rear fenestration and the left end
includes a bay window of circa 1980, and the whole of this end wall was rebuilt at
this time.
Interior: the 1980 modernisation was thorough but left most of the features,
including the flag floor of the kitchen and most of the oak lintels over the
windows. The unheated left end room has a plain soffit-chamfered crossbeam. The
hall crossbeams are soffit-chamfered with reversed ogee-scroll stops. The fireplace
here has a replacement oak lintel. The kitchen has a large fireplace with a curving
soffit-chamfered oak lintel and the housing of the oven intrudes into the room. The
alcove to right might have been a walk-in curing chamber. The roof was not
inspected although scantling of the bases of the straight principals suggest that
there are C17 A-frame trusses.

Listing NGR: ST0309720967

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