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Latitude: 50.6876 / 50°41'15"N
Longitude: -3.8623 / 3°51'44"W
OS Eastings: 268541
OS Northings: 89198
OS Grid: SX685891
Mapcode National: GBR Q9.R3KT
Mapcode Global: FRA 27S8.C3G
Entry Name: Nordon Thatch Farmhouse
Listing Date: 16 September 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1326056
English Heritage Legacy ID: 94750
Location: Throwleigh, West Devon, Devon, TQ13
District: West Devon
Civil Parish: Throwleigh
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Throwleigh St Mary the Virgin
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SX 68 NE
3/217 Norden Thatch Farmhouse (Northdown
Farmhouse. C16 or C17,refurbished in C19. Granite stone rubble; granite stacks
topped with C19 brick; thatch roof.
Plan: Originally a 3-room-and-through-passage plan house facing north-east and
built down the hillslope. Former inner room at the uphill left end was unheated and
now has been knocked through to enlarge the hall. Hall has large axial stack
backing onto the passage and a newel stair turret projects to rear near the upper
end. The service end room has an end stack. There is a possibility but no actual
evidence that the house was originally a Dartmoor longhouse and that the lower
service end room was then a shippon. The house probably began as an open hall house
but since no internal inspection was available at the time of this survey it is not
possible to elucidate its early development. Now 2 storeys with secondary rear
Exterior: Irregular 5-window front of C20 replacement casements with glazing bars.
Front passage doorway is right of centre and now contains a C20 part-glazed door
behind a contemporary gabled and thatch-roofed porch on rustic posts. Roof is
Interior was not available for inspection at the time of this survey although there
appears to have been quite extensive C19 carpentry detail and a large probably late
C16 - early C17 granite ashlar hall fireplace was seen. Maybe other features,
possibly the C16 or C17 roof structure also survive.
Norden Thatch is an attractive Dartmoor farmhouse and forms a group with the oldest
of its associated farm buildings.
Listing NGR: SX6854189198
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