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West Devon (District Authority)
Dartmoor Forest
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SX 65830 79180


LYDFORD SX 67 NE 12/15 Lower Merripit Farmhouse 6.3.85 - II*

Longhouse. C16, altered in C19. Granite rubble walls partly colour-washed. Gable ended corrugated iron roof. 2 granite stacks with dripmoulds, one at the left gable end and one axial stack constructed of ashlar with a tapering cap. Plan: Longhouse with shippon to the right, passage, hall and inner room to the left. Hall stack backs onto the passage. C19 outshuts built on along rear wall. Exterior: 2 storeys with 1 storey shippon plus loft which has lower roof-line. Asymmetrical 2-window front, shippon to the right. C20 one and 2-light casements and C20 plank door to left to centre of house. Right-hand ground floor window has 2-light granite mullion window frame whose mullion has been removed. Rebuilt leanto porch to passage at centre with wide doorway behind. Door into front of shippon approximately half way along - probably a later insertion. The front wall of the inner room shows signs of having been rebuilt. Interior : Large hall fireplace has corbelled granite jambs and the stack has ashlar granite back to the passage. C17 oak doorframe from hall to inner room with lozenge decoration in centre of head. Shippon has central drain, splayed slit windows (blocked to outside) and probably original cross-beams for hay loft. Also the remains of one raised cruck truss. This is a rare example of a simple longhouse with its shippon still unconverted and fulfilling its original purpose.

Listing NGR: SX6583079180


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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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