Penford Farmhouse

26 Oct 1999
Penford Farmhouse, Washford Pyne, Mid Devon, Devon
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

WASHFORD PYNE SS 71 SE 2/275 - Penford Farmhouse - II

Farmhouse. C16 with major C17 and C18 alterations, modernised circa 1979.

Plastered cob on rubble footings; rubble stacks topped with C19 and C20 brick; thatched roof. Much-altered 3-room-and-through-passage plan house built down a slope and facing south with former inner room on uphill right (east) end.

Projecting rear lateral stack to service end room and axial stack at upper end of hall serves back-to-back fireplaces. Circa 1972 rear additions. 2 storeys.

Irregularly disposed 3-window front of similar late C19 and C20 replacement casements with glazing bars. Passage door left of centre is late C19 plank door with overlight (a similar door to rear) and late C19 gabled porch with shaped bargeboards and replacement corrugated iron roof and sides. Roof is hipped to left and gable-ended to right. Service end stack has tall chimney shaft of C19 brick. left Interior shows work of several periods. On lower side of former passage a short length of a C17 oak plank-and-muntin screen is exposed; its muntins chamfered with scroll stops. Similar finish to half beam across service room chimney breast.

Service room has late C17 crossbeam and fireplace; former is unstopped with deep chamfer and large rubble fireplace has plain oak lintel resting on oak pads and includes stone oven to left and a seat on right side. Hall has 2 late C16-early and chamfered and roll stopped crossbeams. Stack at upper end probably much rebuilt in late C18-early C19. Roof inaccessible but lower parts of principals are exposed indicating that a late C17 or C18 A-frame truss roof survives.

Listing NGR: SS7968110830


This is part of the Series: IOE01/2255 IOE Records taken by Michael Woodhead; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Michael Woodhead. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Woodhead, Michael

Rights Holder: Woodhead, Michael


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