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Latitude: 50.8463 / 50°50'46"N
Longitude: -4.0534 / 4°3'12"W
OS Eastings: 255533
OS Northings: 107208
OS Grid: SS555072
Mapcode National: GBR KR.VT54
Mapcode Global: FRA 26DV.NNS
Plus Code: 9C2QRWWW+GJ
Entry Name: Bridgetown Farmhouse and Garden Wall Immediately to North East
Listing Date: 29 February 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1326496
English Heritage Legacy ID: 93211
Location: Iddesleigh, West Devon, Devon, EX19
Civil Parish: Iddesleigh
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Iddesleigh St James
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS 50 NE
4/103 Bridgetown Farmhouse and
- garden wall immediately to
Farmhouse. Early C16 with possibly later C16 and C17 alterations and later C19
addition. Rendered cob and rubble walls. Gable ended thatch roof. Brick stack at
right gable end and gable end of rear wing; projecting rendered rubble lateral
stack at front.
Plan: 3-room and through passage plan, lower end to the left. Originally only 2
rooms with central passage, hall to the right open to the roof with central hearth.
The form of the lower end is unclear as it appears to have been rebuilt in the circa
late C16 as a 2-storey range with a solid full-height wall between it and the hall.
The hall was ceiled in circa early C17 and a front lateral stack added to it.
Probably at this stage an inner room was added beyond it and a fireplace and newel
stairs inserted at the gable end of the lower room. Behind it a wing was built
possibly for service purposes which was extended in the C18 as a farm building but
has since been demolished. In the later C19 a parlour wing was added behind the
Exterior: 2 storeys, 3 storeys to rear wing. Asymmetrical 3-window front of C19 3
and 5-light casements with leaded lights to the left-hand ground floor window. The
first floor right-hand window has an arched head and gothic tracery to glazing.
Leanto C20 porch to left of centre with part glazed door. Behind it is C19 gothic
tracery part-glazed door in C17 ovolo-moulded wooden door frame. Rear elevation has
C17 chamfered wood mullion window to left on first floor. C19 wing to right of
Interior: C17 ovolo-moulded wooden doorframe to lower room from passage. Lower
room has wooden newel stairs adjoining blocked fireplace with wooden lintel. To
their rear is early C17 chamfered doorframe which formerly led to rear wing. This,
the doorway to the stairs and the cupboard to the left of the fireplace have have
C17 3-plank doors with the central plank recessed. Hall has early C19 panelled full
height built-in cupboard with dentilled cornice. Probably C18 bench along higher
end wall. Inner room has chamfered axialbeam. Another C17 chamfered doorframe
survives on the first floor.
Roof: One pair of cruck-type timbers survive, one of which appears to have a face
peg very low down. Over the lower end (which is separated from the hall by a full-
height cob wall) the roof is clean with a late C16/early C17 truss which has a
cranked collar halved onto it and a threaded ridge. The roof over the hall is
smoke-blackened and its truss has a morticed, cranked collar, threaded ridge and
purlins. To the higher side of this truss the rafters and thatch are also heavily
smoke-blackened. Immediately to the lower side of the truss another truss has been
put right against it with crossed apex and lapped collar but also slightly darkened
by smoke. The roof over the inner room is clean with no truss but heavy purlins.
To include rubble garden wall immediately to front of house.
Listing NGR: SS5553307208
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