Glebe Farmhouse

29 Sep 1999
Glebe Farmhouse, South Pool, South Hams, Devon, TQ7 2RP
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


G. V. II

House formerly farmhouses. Circa early C16, altered in the C17 and extended in the C18 and C20. Plastered rubble walls which may incorporate some cob. Thatched roof gable to right end, hipped to left end and wing. Large rendered rubble lateral stack with C20 brick shaft at front and rear, similar smaller stack at right-hand end, brick stack between main range and wing.

Plan: originally probably 3-room-and-through passage plan, with lower end to the right although the passage has gone. Lower end and hall were originally open to the roof, heated by a central hearth fire. The inner room appears always to have been floored and heated by a fireplace on its rear wall. The front lateral stack to the hell and end fireplace to the inner room were inserted in the C17 when this end of the house became 2 storeys. In the C18 a barn was added at the left-hand end. This was converted in the C20 and extended by a wing at the front.

Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4-window front of late C20 P.V.C. casements apart from an earlier C20 small-paned 3-light casement to the right on the Ist floor. The 2 small bay windows on the ground floor to right of centre were formerly porches. C20 stable-type door to left and right-hand ends. C20 wing projecting from left-hand end has small-paned casements.

Interior: probably C16 fireplace in main left-hand rooms has a heavy chamfered slate lintel resting on 3 tiers of curved stone corbels to the left of which the top one has an integral lamp bracket. Ceiling beams replaced and other fireplaces altered. Smoke-blackened roof survives over at least right-hand end consisting of substantial straight principals with morticed apex, threaded purlins and collars halved and dovetailed in.

Listing NGR: SX7749040020


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0089 IOE Records taken by Dorothea Baker; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Ms Dorothea Baker. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Baker, Dorothea

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