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Latitude: 51.0035 / 51°0'12"N
Longitude: -3.9764 / 3°58'35"W
OS Eastings: 261423
OS Northings: 124541
OS Grid: SS614245
Mapcode National: GBR KV.K2GN
Mapcode Global: FRA 26KG.GP2
Entry Name: Dorridge Farmhouse
Listing Date: 8 January 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1374112
English Heritage Legacy ID: 443229
Location: Chittlehampton, North Devon, Devon, EX37
District: North Devon
Civil Parish: Chittlehampton
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Chittlehampton with Umberleigh
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS 62 SW
3/88 Dorridge Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Probably C16, remodelled in C17 and much altered in late C19. Painted
rendered stone rubble and cob. Slate roof with gable ends. Concrete tile roof to
shippon at lower end. 2 front lateral rendered stacks.
Plan: as roof structure has been entirely replaced and interior remodelled in
late C19, the development is not clear. The plan consists of 2 two rooms, both
heated by front lateral stacks to right of entrance passage, with formerly lofted
shippon to left lower end. The farmhouse therefore appears to conform to a
longhouse type plan. However, the massive solid wall partition between the 2 right-
hand rooms, and the superior carpentry and more impressive front lateral stack to
the right-hand room, suggests this may once have been a hall, with the left-hand
room serving as the kitchen. The entrance passage may therefore be a much later
modification to the kitchen. Alternatively, the right-hand room may have been a
superior parlour added in the C17 to the original core which consisted only of a
hall to right and outbuilding to left of the modified entrance passage. The lofted
shippon may itself be a later modification of a lower service end as there is a 4-
panelled door between the shippon and entrance passage. It is known that in the C19
the farmhouse was in 2 occupations.
Exterior: 2 storeys. 3-window range. All C20 2-light casements, 2 panes per
light. The 2 ground floor windows between the 2 stacks have been built out as a
shallow bay with slate leanto roof. Brick porch to left end of main range with
slate gabled roof.
Interior: the room at right end has good quality ovolo moulded cross ceiling beams
and bressumers, moulded joists and ovolo moulded fireplace lintel. The left-hand
room has a rough chamfered timber lintel and a cross ceiling beam close to the
extensive passage partition which is chamfered roughly on the upper side, and ovolo
moulded on the lower side. C19 staircase runs up beside rear wall of this room.
The shippon has been much altered in C19 and C20, including removal of loft and
replacement of roof structure.
Listing NGR: SS6142324541
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