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Latitude: 50.8768 / 50°52'36"N
Longitude: -3.4194 / 3°25'9"W
OS Eastings: 300234
OS Northings: 109550
OS Grid: ST002095
Mapcode National: GBR LL.T5JV
Mapcode Global: FRA 36QS.9PV
Entry Name: Leonard Farmhouse
Listing Date: 11 June 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1326161
English Heritage Legacy ID: 95346
Location: Halberton, Mid Devon, Devon, EX15
District: Mid Devon
Civil Parish: Halberton
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Halberton
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
ST 00 NW
5/159 Leonard Farmhouse
Farmhouse. C15, with C16 and later alterations. Cob, stone plinth, roughcast,
under gabled-end slate roof. Formerly a 3-room, through-passage plan, with the
higher end to the left-hand side of the passage; the medieval smoke-blackened roof
survives under the present replacement, and the roll mouldings on the beams to the
main ground floor rooms suggests a comparatively early floor insertion. The higher
end extension (used for storage) looks C18. End stacks (that to the left now
axial), and a prominent front lateral stack with 3 pairs of set-offs, heats hall.
All with brick shafts. 2-storeys.
Front: 4-window range, 2 and 3-light barred casement window to both floors; 1 to
each ground floor room; one 3-light window to later extension (the joint in the
fabric between this and the main house is clearly visible); wide planked door to
extension; door to passage under slate-roofed porch that leans aganst front stack.
C20 windows and buttresses to right-hand extension; rear outshut under catslide roof
with two 4-light openings; left hand end with one 3-light casement window, 18 leaded
panes per light.
Interior: C16 planked door to rear opposing entrance to passage; lower end room with
1 roughly chamfered cross beam.
Hall: grid of intersecting beams each with 7 roll mouldings and 1 convex moulding,
forming 4 ceiling squares, the lower end beam cut back to receive later stairs;
chamfered, slightly cranked lintel is all that survives of the big front fireplace,
everything else rebuilt.
Parlour: grid of intersecting beams, each wih 5 roll mouldings and 1 concave
moulding, forming 4 ceiling squares, the rear higher-end square with deep chamfer
only suggesting a corridor or porch projecting into the room. Circa 1900 end
fireplace with polished limestone and tiling.
Roof: 4 bays, the hall occupying 2; 3 jointed crucks, with yoke pegged, diagonal
ridge piece, and 2 pairs of trenched purlins; the central truss to the hall has a
chamfered arch-brace; the lower end truss is closed, and the lower end only slightly
sooted; hall heavily smoke-blackened; parlour (again with a closed truss) is very
Listing NGR: ST0023409550
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