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Higher Middlecott Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Chagford, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6604 / 50°39'37"N

Longitude: -3.8189 / 3°49'8"W

OS Eastings: 271535

OS Northings: 86108

OS Grid: SX715861

Mapcode National: GBR QD.5NPW

Mapcode Global: FRA 27WB.B1Z

Plus Code: 9C2RM56J+5C

Entry Name: Higher Middlecott Farmhouse

Listing Date: 19 August 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1326022

English Heritage Legacy ID: 94668

Location: Chagford, West Devon, Devon, TQ13

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Chagford

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Chagford St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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4/139 Higher Middlecott Farmhouse

House, former farmhouse. C16 or C17, refurbished in late C19-early C20. Plastered
walls, probably granite stone rubble; granite stacks topped with late C19-early C20
brick; thatch roof, slate to extension.
Plan: L-shaped house. The main block faces south-west and is built down a slope.
It has a 3-room-and-through-passage plan with the inner room terraced into the uphill
left (north-western) end. This room has a projecting end stack. The hall has an
axial stack backing onto the passage and the service end room has an end stack.
Because the ground floor has been modernised in the late C19-early C20 and the roof
was not available for inspection at the time of the survey it was impossible to
assess the development of the house. The plan suggests that it was originally an
open hall house and it is tempting to interpret the house as a former Dartmoor
longhouse although the service end room is not as long as the usual shippon. There
is a C19 2-room plan service extension projecting at right angles to rear of the
hall. Now 2 storeys throughout.
Exterior: irregular 4-window front of late C19 and C20 casements with glazing bars,
the left (inner room) one gauzed rather than glazed. The front passage doorway is
right of centre and contains a late C19-early C20 panelled door (a contemporary door
to rear). Immediately to left of it and up is a tiny stair window. Roof is gable-
ended. The inner face of the C19 rear block has a 2-window front flanked by plank
doors. Only the first floor left window is original; a casement containing
rectangular panes of leaded glass. It too is gable-ended and, at the end, there is
an external flight of stone stops to a first floor doorway.
Interior was only available for external inspection at the time of survey and the
ground floor shows only C19 and C20 joinery and plaster. The fireplaces are blocked
by fireplaces of that date and the beams are plastered over. The hall has 2
Higher Middlecott has a late medieval plan form but it is not known how much of the
early fabric survives.

Listing NGR: SX7153586108

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