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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: 1104695



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

County: Devon

District: Torridge

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Ashwater

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 21-Jan-1986

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 90703

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ASHWATER SS 30 SE 1/1 Arscott Farmhouse and barns - adjoining at west and east II

Farmhouse and adjoining barns. Medieval farmhouse remodelled in the C17 with 1930s rear alterations, barns adjoining at the west and east probably C18. 1 stone rubble wall to the farmhouse, walls otherwise cob on stone rubble footings, house white- washed and rendered to the front. Corrugated iron roof over thatch, hipped at ends of barns. Large stone stack at right end of house heating inner room, brick axial chimney shaft heating C17 hall. The original plan was a 5-bay medieval open hall house. The roof is smoke-blackened from end to end and the room divisions must have been low screens. The hall was probably ceiled over in the C17 with a hall stack inserted backing on to a through passage and a heated inner room. The lower end was re-roofed in the C18 and is now the barn adjoining at the east. A circa C19 roof has been added above the medieval roof the main range. A rear wing forms a T-plan; this wing was in use as a farmbuilding before the 1970s when it was converted as part of the house accommodation, its original function is not clear but it does not appear ever to have been heated. The barn adjoining at the east end has opposed doors. 2 storeys to the house, east barn with a loft, west barn single storey. 4-window asymmetrical front with 2 probably C20 buttresses on the front, front door into through passage at the left with a slate canopy carried on cheeks. C19 and C20 fenestration, the first floor windows high under the eaves. The rear wall of the inner room is stone rubble and has 2 first floor 3-light mullioned windows with timber lintels and some square and diamond-leaded panes. The right-hand (east) window has circa C17 timber mullions and both embrasures are probably C17. Interior 4 smoke-blackened collar rafter roof trusses complete with original rafters, purlins and smoke-blackened thatch. The second truss from the east, numbered II, is slightly larger than the others and has a threaded ridge and threaded purlins. The other trusses have trenched purlins an apex notched for and a diagonally-set ridge. The principal rafters throughout are mortised at the apex and the collars have a curved notched joint with the principal rafters. The large hall fireplace has stone jambs of squared masonry and a replaced lintel, the inner room fireplace has similar jambs and a roughly-chamfered lintel damaged by fire. Chamfered stopped C17 doorway to first floor. A circa C19 front passage runs axially between the hall and inner room with a C19 stair leading off it. The east barn has a steep roof with pegged trusses and straight principal rafters, some of the trusses without collars. The west barn has pegged collar rafter roof trusses and a rear stone archway with a keystone, the arch has been rebuilt on the outer face.

Listing NGR: SS3851700809

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National Grid Reference: SS 38517 00809


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