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Musgrove Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Dunkeswell, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8925 / 50°53'32"N

Longitude: -3.2216 / 3°13'17"W

OS Eastings: 314178

OS Northings: 111041

OS Grid: ST141110

Mapcode National: GBR LW.S1N6

Mapcode Global: FRA 464R.2RV

Plus Code: 9C2RVQRH+X9

Entry Name: Musgrove Farmhouse

Listing Date: 16 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1333669

English Heritage Legacy ID: 86571

ID on this website: 101333669

Location: Abbey, East Devon, EX14

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Dunkeswell

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Dunkeswell St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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ST 11 SW
1/16 Musgrove Farmhouse
- II

Farmhouse. Late C17 - early C18, mid-late C19 modernisation and extension.
Plastered local stone rubble with some cob; stone rubble stacks topped with C20
brick; bitumen sheet roof over the original thatch.
Plan: 4-room plan farmhouse facing south-east. At the right (north-east) end there
is a small unheated room, probably the dairy or buttery originally. Next to is is
the kitchen with a rear lateral stack. Left of centre is a parlour/dining room with
a front doorway and an axial stack backing onto a parlour at the left end which has
a gable-end stack. The left end parlour is probably a C19 extension. The rest of
the house appears to be a single phase late C17 - early C18 farmhouse. 2 storeys.
Exterior: irregular 3-window front of circa 1981 replacement casements with glazing
bars. The main front doorway is roughly central and it contains a C19 1-panel door
behind a contemporary gabled and slate-roofed porch. At the right end there is a
secondary doorway with side lignts into the former dairy/buttery. The roof is half-
hipped to right and gable-ended to left. It steps up from the main house to the
left end extension.
Interior: is largely the result of the mid-late C19 modernisation. In the left end
section no carpentry or early features are showing and, as far as can be seen, this
is wholly C19 in date. Althougn there is C19 joinery detail throughout the rest the
basic structure is late C17 - early C18 and the C19 modernisation appears to have
been superficial here. The kitchen and the dairy/buttery have roughly-finished
crossbeams and the kitchen fireplace is blocked. The parlour/dining room crossbeam
is chamfered with runout stops and although the fireplace is blocked by a C20 grate
its original oak-framed front is exposed. The roofspace is inaccessible but the
bases of some straight principals show on the first floor, their scantling large
enough to suggest that they are from original A-frame roof trusses.

Listing NGR: ST1417811041

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