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

Torridge (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SX 43937 98834


HALWILL SX 49 NW 4/65 East Croft Farmhouse - II Farmhouse. Probably medieval origins, remodelled in the C17. Whitewashed rendered cob on stone rubble footings, corrugated asbestos roof gabled at ends, formerly thatched, axial stone stack and end stacks. Internal evidence suggests a medieval open hall house. The probable development is that the lower end and passage were ceiled over in the circa late C16 leaving the hall and inner room open until the C17 when the hall stack was inserted and the hall and inner room ceiled over. Access to the first floor was probably via a newel stair to the right of the hall stack, the stair no longer exists. The C17 plan, which is largely complete, was a 3 room and through passage house with the stack backing on to the passage and heated lower end inner rooms. A short projection on the front to the left of the passage may be an C18 addition, rear right service rooms under a lean-to roof and a front lean-to to the hall are probably C19. The replacement of the newel stair by a straight stair against the front wall of the hall is either an C18 or C19 modification. 2 storeys. Long asymmetrical 5-window front with irregular fenestration of late C19 and C20 casements with glazing bars. The lower end, to the left, has a short 2- storey projection, gabled to the front, single-storey lean-to addition to the hall on the front to the right. A sloping corrugated asbestos roof between the lean-to and the projection forms the porch. The front doorway to the passage is circa early C16 with a chamfered triangular timber lintel pegged into chamfered timber jambs which have been partly concealed by later planks. Interior The hall has exposed chamfered ceiling beams with ogee stops and a feature which may be a deep jetty in front of the fireplace, which has granite jambs, a cloam oven and a concealed timber lintel. Some C18 doors, C19 hall bench with panelled back. The lower end room fireplace has a roughly chamfered cambered lintel with a run-out stop. The feet of the principal rafters are visible on the first floor, 1 truss has curved feet. No access to roofspace at time of survey (1985) but a medieval roof is likely to exist. The rear of the through passage has been partly blocked.

Listing NGR: SX4393798834


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

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