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Eagle Down Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Ashreigney, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.8996 / 50°53'58"N

Longitude: -3.9586 / 3°57'30"W

OS Eastings: 262368

OS Northings: 112950

OS Grid: SS623129

Mapcode National: GBR KW.RLYX

Mapcode Global: FRA 26LQ.PLN

Entry Name: Eagle Down Farmhouse

Listing Date: 10 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1333059

English Heritage Legacy ID: 90793

Location: Ashreigney, Torridge, Devon, EX18

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Ashreigney

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Ashreigney St James

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

ASHREIGNEY
SS 61 SW
6/3 Eagle Down Farmhouse
II
Farmhouse. Probably C16 with C17 alterations, C19 addition and C20 partial
rebuilding. Rendered cob walls. Gable ended asbestos slate roof. 2 brick stacks,
one at right gable end, and one just set in from eaves at front of the house on
stone base. Rendered stack to rear outshut.
Plan: originally 3-room-and-through-passage plan with lower room to the left which
has been virtually completely rebuilt earlier in the C20 and the passage has been
blocked at the front and had stairs inserted at the rear. Hall heated by front
lateral stack but this may be a C17 insertion into an open hall. Inner room heated
by gable end stack. C19 outshut added at rear.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4-window front of late C20 2 and 3-light
casements, 3 ground floor windows to right are later C19 or early C20 4-pane sashes.
Doorway is at left side of rear outshut.
Interior: hall and inner room have chamfered cross beams. Both fireplaces are
blocked.
Roof: over the hall 1 face-pegged jointed cruck is visible on the first floor but
there is no access to the roof over the hall so it cannot be ascertained whether it
is smoke-blackened or not. The inner room truss is encased. C20 roof over lower
end.
Although this house does not exhibit many early features those that are visible
suggest considerable historic interest, quite likely to incorporate medieval fabric
and with other features such as fireplaces still waiting to be revealed.


Listing NGR: SS6236812950

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