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Church Gate Farmhouse and Outbuildings Immediately to North

A Grade II Listed Building in Northlew, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7728 / 50°46'22"N

Longitude: -4.1222 / 4°7'19"W

OS Eastings: 250460

OS Northings: 99170

OS Grid: SX504991

Mapcode National: GBR NX.0P0B

Mapcode Global: FRA 2771.KW4

Plus Code: 9C2QQVFH+44

Entry Name: Church Gate Farmhouse and Outbuildings Immediately to North

Listing Date: 29 February 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1326517

English Heritage Legacy ID: 93340

Location: Northlew, West Devon, Devon, EX20

County: 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

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SX 59 NW
9/230 Church Gate Farmhouse and
outbuildings immediately to
Farmhouse. Circa early C16 with Cl? modifications. Plastered cob walls.
Gable ended thatch roof. Brick stack at each end and one axial on a rubble
Plan: 3-room-and-through-passage plan, lower end to the right. Hall stack
backs onto passage but this was a Cl? insertion into an open hall
origianlly heated by a central hearth, it is unclear whether the lower end
and inner rooms were also open to the roof. At the same time that the hall
stack was inserted it was also floored. At the rear of the higner end of
the hall is the remains of a newel stair with what could be a garderobe
beside it.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 3-window front of C19 small-paned 2 and
3-light casements to left of porch apart from the ground floor left-hand
one which is C20. C20 3-light casements to right of porch. At the centre
the wall projects slightly at the front of the hall. Hide C18 or C19 open-
fronted porch to right of centre over which thatch roof extends, C20 plank
door behind it. At rear to left of passage doorway is C18 square section
wooden mullion window.
Interior: hall fireplace has chamfered wooden lintel and granite jamb.
Chamfered ceiling beam with indistinct stops. Passage has chamfered joists, some hollow chamfered, with convex stops.
Roof: raised cruck over hall with mortices for collar and threaded purlins.
Apex not visible but almost certainly smoke-blackened. Similar cruck in
partition to inner room. One blackened timber survives over passage but
probably re-used. Later roof structure over lower end.
To include outbuilding immediately to north of house which is 1 storey
with a corrugated iron roof and has a C17 chamfered wooden doorframe to
the left.
This is an unspoilt and very picturesque house which forms a very
attractive and traditional group with the nearby church and cross.

Listing NGR: SX5046099170

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