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Latitude: 50.7197 / 50°43'10"N
Longitude: -4.2236 / 4°13'25"W
OS Eastings: 243130
OS Northings: 93472
OS Grid: SX431934
Mapcode National: GBR NS.3T3T
Mapcode Global: FRA 2715.NCN
Entry Name: Seccombe Farmhouse
Listing Date: 31 July 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1326301
English Heritage Legacy ID: 94326
Location: Germansweek, West Devon, Devon, EX21
District: West Devon
Civil Parish: Germansweek
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Germansweek St German
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SX 49 SW
6/83 Seccombe Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Circa early-mid C17 with earlier origins, remodelled and extended in
C19. Plastered stone rubble and cob walls. Low-pitched gable-ended slate roof,
lower end coated in bitumen. 3 chimney stacks: one of rendered rubble at left gable
end and one rubble central axial stack, both have brick shafts. Brick stack to
right gable end.
Plan: 3-room-and-through or cross-passage plan, lower end to the right with 2 storey
projecting hall bay. Axial hall stack backing onto passage; gable end stacks to
lower and inner rooms, the latter may be a later insertion. Newel stairs beside
inner room stack at rear. In circa mid C19 eaves were raised, passaged widened and
stairs inserted into front of inner room. Also in the C19 a 2 storey parallel range
was added behind the lower end and a doorway inserted into the front of inner room.
2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4 window front with large gabled 2 storey hall bay
projecting to left of centre. Mid C19 horned sashes of 16 and 20 panes, 4 panes to
hall projection on 1st floor with stone dripmould above. C20 fixed-light window of
9 panes to left on ground floor. Above it is a pentice slate roof extending across
the left-hand side of the house over C20 plank door to the left of the window. To
the right of the hall bay is C19 fielded 6-panel door to passage and C20 canopy
above on wrought iron brackets. At rear is outshut to centre and right behind hall
and inner room and parallel 2 storey range with hipped roof to left behind lower
Interior: Ceiling beam in front projecting bay of hall is chamfered with hollow step
stops. Newel stairs in inner room have timber treads. Hall fireplace is blocked,
lower room fireplace has roughly chamfered wooden lintel. Mid C19 stairs in widened
passage. Most of the C19 and some C18 joinery survives including doors, cupboards
Roof timbers not inspected but the feet of trusses not visible in 1st floor rooms
and the timbers may have been replaced when the roof pitch was altered in the C19.
The Seccombes have lived on this site since the C13 which makes the house one of the
longest continuously occupied by one family in Devon; some of its fabric may be
medieval although its C17 form and subsequent development is interesting and it has
been little altered since the C19.
Listing NGR: SX4313093472
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