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Statutory Address:

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Torridge (District Authority)
Black Torrington
National Grid Reference:
SS 47019 03822



10/10 Hole Farmhouse -

- II*

Farmhouse. C16 witn circa mid C17 alterations extended in C17 or C18. Plastered cob and rubble walls. Thatch roof half-hipped to left end hipped to right. Plan: 3-room plan with lobby entrance in front of hall stack which divides hall and lower room to right. The hall stack is probably a relatively late insertion into what appears from the very primitive roof structure to be a similarly late or very primitive open hall. This may account for the use of a lobby entrance instead of the customary through-passage although the higher ground to the rear might also have precluded that. The inner room was also open to the roof but over the lower end the structure has been replaced and so its form is more uncertain. 3eyond the lower room a stable was added in the C17 or C18 with loft above. Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4-window front of late C20 small-paned 2-light casements on 1st floor in small openings and early C20 2 and 3-light casements below. Early C20 panelled door at centre approached by stone steps. At right end in continuous line is stable with small window to left of doorway and loading hatch above reached by C20 wooden steps. Outshut against each end, the left-hand 1 larger. At the rear the centre part of the house is recessed and built of stone rubble. Interior: hall has large open fireplace with C19 mantel concealing very high old wooden lintel. Ceiling renewed. Inner room has closely-spaced chamfered cross beams. Roof: the original smoke-blackened roof survives over the hall and inner room with 4 straight not very heavy principal rafters and threaded purlins, the collars not properly visible but appear to have been set into trusses. Although the features of this house are of a modest nature it survives as one of the most traditional and unaltered farmhouses in this part of Devon and whether it be a very late open hall house or a very simple primitive one it is an unusual survival.

Listing NGR: SS4701903822


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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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