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Roliphants Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Tiverton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.9248 / 50°55'29"N

Longitude: -3.4368 / 3°26'12"W

OS Eastings: 299110

OS Northings: 114912

OS Grid: SS991149

Mapcode National: GBR LL.Q14M

Mapcode Global: FRA 36PN.NWK

Plus Code: 9C2RWHF7+W7

Entry Name: Roliphants Farmhouse

Listing Date: 10 April 2000

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1384690

English Heritage Legacy ID: 485144

Location: Tiverton, Mid Devon, Devon, EX16

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Tiverton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Chevithorne St Thomas

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

Tagged with: Farmhouse Thatched farmhouse

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Farmhouse. C17 or possibly earlier. Rendered cob walls;
water-reed thatched roof except for concrete tiles to C20 rear
lean-to; outbuilt rubble stack on the left, axial stack right
of hall and stack slightly right and rear of this.
PLAN: original 3-room plan with lower end (right) probably
lengthened later, possibly originally an open hall; the house
further lengthened at far right as a cider house but now
converted to domestic use.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys; 4-window range. Early C19 mullioned
3-light casements to 1st floor, C20 3-light casements below. 2
porches with buttressing.
INTERIOR: has probable original roof structure with high
collars and pegged purlins; light smoke-blackening over the
presumed hall, left of centre. There is a similar, but clean
roof structure to lower end which is divided from the hall by
a chimney wall containing 2 fireplaces. There is a thick wall
between the hall and the left-hand room (the presumed parlour)
and a there is a cob-nogged timber-framed partition above
dividing the hall roof space from the parlour roof which was
not inspected. The hall has a C17 fireplace with 2 bread ovens
plus a cream oven on its left, and backing onto this is a C19
fireplace serving the lower end, with evidence of smoking
chamber to its right. A rounded shape to the wall in front of
the hall stack is the presumed evidence for the former C17
staircase. There is a wooden winder staircase on the far right
of the lower end based on the old staircase that it replaced.
The fireplace to the left-hand room has an ovolo-moulded
lintel with stops not visible; hall fireplace has large oak
lintel with chamfer or moulding removed. The chamfered oak
crossbeam of the hall has tongue stops; the oak axial beam of
the room on the left is roughly chamfered.
Lower end room has 2 roughly-chamfered elm beams, and on its
right is a chamfered oak beam with tongue stops, possibly
introduced from somewhere else, but the stops are in the right
position for the depth of the room.
As with many Devon farmhouses, the plan development has some
contradictory evidence and there must remain some conjecture
about both the phasing and dating pending more detailed
examination of the fabric.

Listing NGR: SS9911014912

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