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Paynes Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Uplowman, Devon

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Latitude: 50.9419 / 50°56'30"N

Longitude: -3.4137 / 3°24'49"W

OS Eastings: 300772

OS Northings: 116775

OS Grid: ST007167

Mapcode National: GBR LM.NT67

Mapcode Global: FRA 36QM.CWV

Plus Code: 9C2RWHRP+PG

Entry Name: Paynes Farmhouse

Listing Date: 17 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1325908

English Heritage Legacy ID: 96019

Location: Uplowman, Mid Devon, Devon, EX16

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Uplowman

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Uplowman St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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4/170 Paynes Farmhouse
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Farmhouse. Early or mid C16, with major C17 improvements and extensions, modernised
circa 1983. Plastered cob on stone rubble footings; stone rubble stacks with
plastered chimneyshafts of C19 and C20 brick; red tile roof, formerly thatch.
Plan and development: 5-room lobby entrance plan house built across and once
terraced into the hillslope facing east. At the right (north) end is the former
kitchen with large gable-end stack including a curing chamber on the front side of
it. Secondary front doorway into this room. Between this kitchen and the former
hall is an unheated room, probably a buttery, pantry or dairy. The hall has an
axial stack backing onto that unheated room. It has a newel stair turret rising to
rear of stack and projecting to rear. The main front lobby entrance is onto the
front side of this stack. At the upper (south) end of the hall is another unheated
room, maybe built as a cider store or dairy, with a disused corridor along the back
of'it connecting the hall with the disused parlour at the left (south) end of the
house. It has a gable-end stack and a secondary front doorway.
Later alterations have made the original plan impossible to determine and its early
development somewhat conjectural. The probably original roof survives over the
northern end, from the hall onwards but only limited access is possible. It is
however lightly smoke-blackened and this proves that the original house was some
kind of open hall house heated by an open hearth fire. Really though, the house
must; be regarded as largely C17. The hall to kitchen section is the result of an
early to mid C17 rebuild as a lobby entrance plan house. The southern 2 rooms, the
putative cider store and parlour may be a late C17 extension but this end has been
much rebuilt in the C20 although the C17 layout is preserved. The farmhouse is 2
storeys with a C20 single storey service outshot to rear of the kitchen.
Exterior: irregular 5-window front of C19 and C20 replacement casements with
glazing bars and including, at ground floor right end, a late C17 oak-mullioned
window. Also the hall window (roughly central) has a moulded oak head from an early
or mid Cl7 window. The 3 front doorways all contain plank doors, the central one is
the original lobby entrance doorway and it has a C19 gabled porch. The roof is
Interior: the kitchen has a large stone rubble fireplace with a soffit-chamfered
oak lintel. A side oven to left is relined with C19 brick. To right there is an
unusually well-preserved curing chamber. Its walk-in entrance has been blocked but
it can be viewed through an internal window. The interior is heavily blackened and
there is a bench-like shelf around. In the front wall there is a small blocked 2-
light oak window which is also sooted. Both the kitchen and unheated room next to
it have deeply soffit-chamfered crossbeams with bar run-out stops. In the hall the
atone-rubble fireplace has an ovolo-moulded oak lintel. The axial beam here is
soffit-chamfered although the half-beam along the front wall is moulded with runout
stops. The upper end unheated room (the cider store/dairy) has a roughly-finished
crossbeam resting on the rear corridor partition. Both this corridor partition and
the partition to the south-end parlour have been rebuilt in C20 concrete blocks.
The doorway from the corridor to the hall is now blocked, but there is still, on the
corridor side a late C17-early C18 fielded 2-panel door. Tne parlour crossbeam is
soffit-chamfered with runout stops. The fireplace here is blocked although part of
its soffit-chamfered oak lintel shows. It is blocked by an C18 brick fireplace with
curving pentan (back) and brick relieving arch over. The roof over the hall,
pantry/buttery and kitchen is carried on side-pegged jointed cruck trusses and the
part of this roof which can be inspected (over the hall) is smoke-blackened from the
original open hearth fire. The rest of the roof structure was replaced in the C20.
This farmhouse has an interesting C17 layout and the curing chamber is a
particularly good example.

Listing NGR: ST0077216775

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