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Torridge (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SS 54072 15288


BEAFORD SS 51 NW 7/1 Abbot's Hill Farmhouse - GV II

Farmhouse. C17, remodelled and enlarged in the late C18 or early C19. Some late C19 or early C20 alterations. Rendered, probably over cob and stone. Gable-ended C20 asbestos-slate roofs, hipped over bays. Slate roof over lean-to addition, with C20 bitumen covering. Rendered end stacks and lateral stack to rear, with C19 brick tops. Plan and development: Probable C17 three-room and through passage plan, facing east (ground falls to right). Consisting of former hall with lateral stack to rear, former through passage and service rooms to right with external end stack, and former inner room to left with external end stack. A thorough late C18 or early C19 remodelling included the addition of full-height canted bays to the hall and service end and the addition of the dairy outshut at the right-hand end. Large kitchen wing at rear of right-hand end with end stack, probably also added in the early C19. Interior also remodelled at the same time. Two storeys with one-storey outshut. Exterior: The pair of c. 1800 full-height canted bays have triple sashes glazing bars (12-pane to ground floor and 16-pane to first floor) with wooden cills and metal beading at angles between. First-floor 12-pane (lower leaf of 4 x 2 panes and upper leaf of 4 x 1 panes) glazing bar sash (probably early C20 replacement - see horns) between bays and c.1800 first-floor 12-pane glazing bar sash (lower leaf of 4 x 2 panes and upper leaf of 4 x 1 panes) to left of left-hand bay. Recessed doorway between bays has early C20 half-glazed door with leaded coloured glass. Half-glazed door to left of left-hand bay with 2 lower side-beaded flush panels and 3 x 3 small panes to upper part. Late C20 lean-to glazed porch. End stacks with chamfered offsets. First-floor early C19 sixteen-pane glazing bar sash to right of right-hand end stack. Former dairy at right-hand gable end has C19 boarded door to front and paired C19 wooden casements to side. Right-hand side of rear wing has 2 first-floor C20 two-light wooden casements and 2 ground-floor boxed 12-pane glazing bar sashes (probably early c20). Former doorway at rear of left-hand end of central room (now window) has chamfered wooden frame with mason's mitred joints and 4-part rectangular overlight. Interior: Only ground-floor inspected at time of survey (December 1987). Late C18 or early C19 doors throughout, each with 6 raised and fielded panels. C17 chamfered beam in with ogee stop in wall between former hall and inner room, chamfered on right-hand (hall) side only. The house is said to have been a manor of the Abbots of Hartland.

Listing NGR: SS5407215288


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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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Date: 15 Aug 2000
Reference: IOE01/02745/18
Rights: Copyright IoE Dr Barbara Hilton. Source Historic England Archive
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