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A Grade II Listed Building in Tiverton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.9165 / 50°54'59"N

Longitude: -3.4929 / 3°29'34"W

OS Eastings: 295148

OS Northings: 114063

OS Grid: SS951140

Mapcode National: GBR LH.QJYJ

Mapcode Global: FRA 36KP.C0C

Plus Code: 9C2RWG84+HR

Entry Name: Rix

Listing Date: 14 December 1972

Last Amended: 10 April 2000

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1384769

English Heritage Legacy ID: 485228

Location: Tiverton, Mid Devon, Devon, EX16

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Tiverton

Built-Up Area: Tiverton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Tiverton St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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848-1/7/24 Rix
(Formerly Listed as:


Planned model farm with farmhouse and attached farm buildings
which include: workers' shelter, service kitchen, threshing
barn with later horse-engine house, cider house, killing
house, linhays and stables. c1850.
MATERIALS: stucco, rubble, and rendered brick; house has dry
slate roofs with shaped and pierced barge boards; some of the
farm buildings are roofed with corrugated iron; rendered
stacks with old clay pots.
PLAN: overall very large plan with buildings surrounding 2
courtyards: a house court, with good cobbled yard, and a
The front court has a T-plan farmhouse with pair of linked
rear service wings to its right-hand corner, the front of the
house looking away from the courtyard. Left of the house is a
single-storey shelter link (probable workers' shelter)
building with its courtyard front open. Left of this, at right
angles, is a deep plan range under 1 roof containing, from the
front: farm kitchen with loft over; stabling and carriage
house with loft over; the main entrance carriageway to the
house court, with carriage porch on its left; a full-height
threshing barn, and the farm carriage entrance. At right
angles left of the barn, beyond the threshing floor, is a
horse-engine house. Front and rear ranges of the farmyard, and
a short range rear of the farmyard carriageway, are linhays.
The right-hand range of the farmyard contains, from the front:
a killing house with loft over; a cider house with loft over
and porch on its right, and a single-storey presumed stable
block which projects beyond the rear of the whole group.
EXTERIOR: house is 2 storeys plus attics in a late Picturesque
tradition; symmetrical 3-bay front with central attic gable.
Original casement windows with glazing bars, some with margin
panes (original windows of link building front, farm kitchen
range, and to right-hand range of farmyard are cast-iron
casements with latticed panes). 1:2-window range right-hand
return of house has gable end of house front on the left and
garden front of wing on the right with 3-bay verandah to
ground floor carried on cast-iron columns with cluster of 3
shafts per column.
The 4-bay courtyard front of the link building is carried on
similar columns. The porches of the house court entrance, and
the cider house, have gables with pierced barge boards and
elliptically-arched doorways.
There is a similar gable above the killing house (farmyard
front). The house court entrance has its original pair of
braced and vertical-panel doors with ramped top rails. Doors
to the house court are original planked doors also divided
into vertical panels. The barn doors are ledged and braced and
there are pairs of ventilator slits at left and right of
doorways. Stables have symmetrical 2-window front with 2-light
casements and wide central doorway with planked door.
INTERIOR: of house not inspected. Original queen-post roofs to
original parts where inspected, including link building and
barn. The later horse-engine house has a collar-truss roof of
lower pitch. Cider house has some evidence for its former
machinery in the floor structure, and there is a flight of
steps up to the loft from the porch.
Rix is a very good example of a planned farmstead with good
attention to detail, including the fine carriage entrance
doors and the latticed windows of the service and farm
buildings. Compare more modest local examples of model farms
with covered carriage entrances such as Coombshead (qv) and
Hensleigh Farm (qv).

Listing NGR: SS9514814063

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