East Leigh Farmhouse

1 Aug 2002
East Leigh Farmhouse, Harberton, South Hams, Devon, TQ9 7SS
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

HARBERTON SX75NE EAST LEIGH 5/406 East Leigh Farmhouse



Farmhouse. Circa C16 or early C17 with later wings at rear. Rendered stone rubble. First floor of front slate hung. Slate roof with gabled ends.

Rendered chimney stacks at gable ends and rear lateral hall stack with slate weathering.

Plan: 3 room and through passage plan, the lower end to the right, rear lateral hall stack and gable end stacks serving inner room and kitchen at lower end. 2 storey porch to front of passage. Short wing at rear of higher end and two further adjoining wings in the angle behind the hall and passage with an outshut on the lower side in the angle. C19 stairs inserted into back of passage.

Exterior: 2 storeys. 4 to 5 window range with 2 storey gabled porch to right of centre with chamfered rounded arch of slate voussoirs and with slate sundial in gable above dated 1671 and with initial W. Inner doorway has good heavy ovolo and a hollow moulded doorframe with vase stops, nail-studded plank door with covermoulds and wrought iron hinges and timber lintel with ogee stops. C20 2 and 3-light casement windows with glazing bars; first floor windows are half dormers with raking roofs.

At rear 3 adjoining gabled wings to right, the centre with 3-ligh timber window with square-section mullions and iron stanchions. Later outshut in left hand engle. Late C20 glazed conservatory on lower left end.

Interior: Plank and muntin screens on either side of passage with scratch mouldings to muntin, the screen doorway widened. C19 dog-leg staircase inserted into back of passage with stick balusters and passage back doorway blocked. Blocked hall fireplace. Lower room, former kitchen has fireplace at lower end with massive unchamfered lintel and oven and 2 cross-beams with rough chamfers. Wing at rear of higher end has chamfered beams with bar stops and wing behind passage has chamfered fireplace lintel. Stud partition on first floor to chamber over porch and doorway with stopped chamfer jambs.

Doorway in partition at lower end of chamber over hall has ovolo moulded jambs with ogee stops, the doorhead removed.

Some of the original roof tursses survive. They have straight principals with threaded purlins and notched lap joints for the now missing collars.

Some of the purlins and the diagonal ridgepiece is also missing and all the rafters have been replaced. Original truss over porch.

Listing NGR: SX7654057983


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Copyright IoE Mr Robert W Keniston. Source Historic England Archive

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Photographer: Keniston, Robert W

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