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Torridge (District Authority)
Weare Giffard
National Grid Reference:
SS 49418 23497


WEARE GIFFARD SS42SE 7/202 Great Huxhill 4.10.60 Farmhouse (formerly listed as Great Huxhill) GV. II Farmhouse. Early C17 with probable medieval origins. Dormer windows have date C/W.S/1776. Colourwashed render over cob and stone; gabled late C19 slate roof; rendered stone ridge stack, and rear lateral stack; lateral stack to left side wall of cross wing. 3-unit plan with ridge stack adjoining through passage, which has hall to left and service range with medieval cruck to right; cross-wing to left housed domestic chamber block. Front has 2-story gable end of cross wing to left of main range of one storey and attic; 4-window range. Fine C17 ribbed and panelled door with strap hinges to through passage, set in ovolo-moulded and hollow-chamfered architrave with urn stops. Early C17 ovolo-moulded wood-mullioned fenestration of 5-light window to right, 4-light window to left with chamfered king mullion, 3 gabled dormers, one dated 1776, have late C19 two-light casements. Gabled front of cross wing to left has C17 ovolo-moulded wood-mullioned 4-light window above similar but larger 4-light window with chamfered king mullion. Rear gable of cross wing has C17 plank door set in ovolo-moulded frame; C17 ovolo-moulded wood- mullioned 3-light window in right gable end. Interior: through-passage has C17 panelled door to cupboard under stairs, and C17 beaded plank door to hall on left. Hall has ovolo-moulded beam and wall beams with raised-tongue stops; C17 ribbed door to C17 straight-flight staircase with turned balusters to partition framing its side. Chamfered beams and C19 straight-flight stairs (in C17 position) to two rooms on right. Room over hall has C17 plank doors with original latches; C17 plank door to room over through-passage and central room, which has C17 two-panelled door with original lock to closet above front door. Similar C17 door next to closet enters 3 smaller rooms over right end of house: these rooms have C17 plank doors and part of late medieval raised cruck incorporated within central transverse partition. Cross wing to left: C17 plank doors with moulded ribs set in chamfered and ovolo-moulded frames; C17 quarter-turn stairs with winders. C17 roof not inspected but noted as being conventional A-frame type. Many important features (notably open fireplaces and partition walls) have been obscured but Great Huxhill Farmhouse is a remarkably well-preserved example of an early C17 farmhouse. Most of the farmbuildings (q.v.) have also survived.

Listing NGR: SS4941823497


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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: 17 Apr 2002
Reference: IOE01/06724/17
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Paul Godfrey-Smith. Source Historic England Archive
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