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Nordon Thatch Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Throwleigh, Devon

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1326056

English Heritage Legacy ID: 94750

Location: Throwleigh, West Devon, Devon, TQ13

County: Devon

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

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Listing Text

THROWLEIGH
SX 68 NE
3/217 Norden Thatch Farmhouse (Northdown
on O.S)

GV II


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
outshots.
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
gable-ended.
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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