East Hole Farmhouse

30 Apr 2003
East Hole Farmhouse, Knowstone, North 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.

KNOWSTONE KNOWSTONE SS 82 SW 3/29 East Hole Farmhouse - 6.6.76 - II Farmhouse. Probably late C17. Rendered stone rubble and cob. Hipped thatch roof.

Brick stack at each end and rendered rear lateral stone rubble hall stack with offsets, heightened in brick. Corrugated iron roof, hipped at front end to outbuilding attached at left end.

Plan: 3-room-and-cross-passage plan, with straight run staircase filling the passage. Lower end parlour to right. Hall to left with long inner room probably originally a kitchen but divided to form a dairy between the hall and kitchen proper. There was originally a passage to the front of the dairy connecting the 2 rooms but this was removed in C20 and the kitchen is used as a service room/lobby.

Small outbuilding probably originally a cider house, attached at right angles to front left end forming overall L-shaped plan.

Exterior: 2 storeys. 3-window range. 3-light casements on each floor, C19 fenestration but leaded lights replaced in C20 to upper storey, 8 panes per light to ground floor. C20 door.

Interior: mostly remodelled in C20 but C18 2 panelled door to cupboard under stairs survives. Ceiling beams replaced in C20 but joists are probably C17. Hall fireplace lintel replaced in C20. C19 chimneypiece to kitchen fireplace. Thin lath and plaster partitions on each side of cross-passage.

Roof structure: consists of straight prinicipals with pegged lapped collars. No sign of smoke-blackening.

Listing NGR: SS8250923056


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0618 IOE Records taken by Robin Downes; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Robin Downes. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Downes, Robin

Rights Holder: Downes, Robin


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