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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1104169



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Devon

District: East Devon

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Woodbury

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 21-Apr-1986

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 88573

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2/73 Higher Greendale Farmhouse - - II

Farmhouse. C15 or early C16, with later alterations. Roughcast cob on stone footings; gabled-end slate roof. 3 room, through-passage plan to house, the higher end to the right of the passage. The house was originally open to the roof as it is smoke-blackened throughout. The hall was the last room to receive a 1st floor, probably in the C17 when the rear lateral stack was inserted. This stack probably also served a wing to the rear of the hall which then served as a kitchen (as it still does; if there is a fireplace it is not visible). This wing, like the house, is of cruck construction and was open to the roof until heightened and floored in circa 1937; whether the roof was sooted or not is unknown. A single-storey C19 wing stands forward of the original service end. Inner room unheated until late insertion of angle stack. 2 storeys. Front: 3 window range; 2- and 3-light C19 casements to 1st floor; ground floor: 2 casement windows, of 4-lights to hall, 3-lights to inner room. Rear wing with 2 early C19 ground floor casement windows with saddle bars. Rear doorway to passage with chamfered lintel mitred into jambs which are now concealed. Interior: passage with chamfered lintel to former doorway into service end. Hall, 1 and 2-half beams, running axially, chamfered with step stops; fireplace with chamfered lintel, its stops removed when C18 moulded mantelpiece added. Planked cupboard doors with strap hinges. Late-C17 or early-C18 fielded panel door to 1st floor room above passage, with HL hinges. Hall 1st floor raised about 10". Roof and internal partitions: 2 jointed crucks, pegged and morticed at apex, trenched purlins, slightly cranked collars and large diagonal ridge piece; heavily smoke-blackened throughout, including rafters. Sooted thatch and battening was removed when the roof was slated. Partition of lath and plaster at higher end of hall is clean to inner room; another, lightly sooted towards hall, stands over the passage, both are late medieval insertions, and do not,relate at all to either of the crucks. A third cruck, probably a jointed base cruck, visible in wing.

Listing NGR: SY0221489827

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National Grid Reference: SY 02214 89827


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