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Latitude: 50.7932 / 50°47'35"N
Longitude: -4.0959 / 4°5'45"W
OS Eastings: 252380
OS Northings: 101390
OS Grid: SS523013
Mapcode National: GBR KP.Z87G
Mapcode Global: FRA 269Z.XVN
Entry Name: Furzehill Farmhouse
Listing Date: 29 February 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1326516
English Heritage Legacy ID: 93327
Location: Northlew, West Devon, Devon, EX20
District: West Devon
Civil Parish: Northlew
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Northlew St Thomas of Canterbury
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS 50 SW
6/216 Furzehill Farmhouse
House, formerly farmhouse. Circa mid C17 with C18 or C19 and C20 additions.
Plastered cob and rubble walls. Hipped thatch roof to left-hand part, gabled
corrugated iron roof to right-hand end. Brick stack at right gable end and axial
rubble stack with dripcourse and brick shaft.
Plan: originally 2 heated room plan, larger room to right was hall with slightly
projecting window bay at its left end, probably integral outshut behind left-hand
room. Former outbuilding, recently converted, at left-hand end is probably an C18 or
C19 addition. C19 outshut added behind right-hand room and C20 one behind converted
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 5-window front of late C20 2-light casements to
left-hand thatched part, its 1st floor windows are dormers. Thatched C20 porch at
centre with part-glazed door behind and C20 metal frame 2-light casement to its
right. Single light C20 casements above. To their right is projecting hall bay
which has 3-light C17 chamfered wooden mullion window on 1st floor with leaded
panes. C19 3-light casement below. To the right at an intermediate level is a very
small Cl? light in front of the stack which was presumably for a newel stairs. Rear
elevation has small 2-light C17 wooden mullion window on 1st floor at centre. 3
outshuts along rear wall, the central one is the earlier one.
Interior: the right-hand room has an original fireplace with chamfered stone jambs
and hollow step-stopped chamfered wooden lintel. Chamfered ceiling beam with
chamfered and hollow step-stopped joists. The window bay has a possibly original
wooden seat set into it which continues around the partition to the adjoining room.
Room to the left has fireplace with plain wooden lintel. In its rear wall is an
ovolo-moulded wooden doorframe to the outshut. Simple C18 pegged roof with collars
set into the rough straight principals.
Despite its modest size this house preserves some good quality features.
Listing NGR: SS5238001390
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