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Woodhead Farmhouse Including Cider House Adjoining to East

A Grade II Listed Building in Branscombe, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.7057 / 50°42'20"N

Longitude: -3.1278 / 3°7'39"W

OS Eastings: 320460

OS Northings: 90168

OS Grid: SY204901

Mapcode National: GBR PC.S11Q

Mapcode Global: FRA 47B6.WTX

Plus Code: 9C2RPV4C+7V

Entry Name: Woodhead Farmhouse Including Cider House Adjoining to East

Listing Date: 8 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1333292

English Heritage Legacy ID: 88688

Location: Branscombe, East Devon, Devon, EX12

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Branscombe

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Branscombe St Winifred

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Description


SY 29 SW BRANSCOMBE

6/16 Woodhead Farmhouse including
- Cider House adjoining to east
- II
Farmhouse. Probably C16 and C17, refurbished and partly rebuilt in the late C19.
The older part is exposed local stone and flint rubble, the C19 part is stone rubble
with brick dressing and plastered on the front; stone rubble stacks, one with a
Beerstone ashlar chimneyshaft, and both are topped with C20 brick; thatch roof to
the old part, slate to the C19 wing and corrugated iron to the outshots.
Plan and development: originally this was a 3-room-and-through-passage plan house
facing south. The inner room at the right (east) end has a gable-end stack. The
hall has a projecting front lateral stack. In the late C19 the passage and service
end were rebuilt or incorporated into a 2-room plan crosswing which projects forward
from the left (west) end and includes the present main stair. Since most of the
carpentry detail is hidden by late C19 plaster and the roofspace is inaccessible it
is not possible to determine the early structural history of the house.
Nevertheless it seems likely that it is some form of C16 open hall house. It is now
2 storeys with secondary outshots across the back.
Exterior: irregular 2:2-window front of circa 1980 aluminium-framed casements
without glazing bars. However the hall window (right of the stack) has a late C16-
early C17 Beerstone ashlar frame, ovolo-moulded and missing its mullion, and has a
hoodmould. The front doorway is now on the inside of the crosswing. The main block
roof is gable-ended to right and hipped to left. The crosswing roof is half-hipped.
Interior is largely the result of the late C19 modernisation. The only carpentry
exposed is the plain oak lintel of the hall fireplace. The roof trusses are boxed
into the first floor partitions and the roofspace is inaccessible. Nevertheless C16
or C17 carpentry and other detail probably survives behind later plaster.
A cider house is built forward from the main block joining it on the left (east)
front corner. The west end includes a doorway and shuttered loft window. On the
east end a flight of exterior stairs lead up to the apple loft. The roof is hipped
each end. It is probably a C19 building and the interior contains plain carpentry
detail.


Listing NGR: SY2046090168

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