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Furzehill Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Northlew, Devon

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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

Plus Code: 9C2QQWV3+7M

Entry Name: Furzehill Farmhouse

Listing Date: 29 February 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1326516

English Heritage Legacy ID: 93327

Location: Northlew, West Devon, Devon, EX20

County: Devon

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

Tagged with: Farmhouse Thatched farmhouse

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SS 50 SW
6/216 Furzehill Farmhouse
- II
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
left-hand end.
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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