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Mid Devon (District Authority)
Cheriton Bishop
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SX 76794 92595



10/7 Higher Eggbear Farmhouse


Farmhouse. C16 with C17 improvements and extensions and C20 modernisations. Plastered cob on rubble footings; stone stacks with exposed granite ashlar or brick chimney shafts; thatched roof. Original 3-room-and-through-passage plan with inner room to east. Now 2 storeys throughout facing south. Axial hall stack backing onto passage and end stacks. C17 2-storey front porch incorporated into C20 conservatory, small C17 2-storey, gable-ended block projecting to rear of hall is probably former stair turret, and C17 outshots to rear. 5 window south front. Passage door to projecting C20 glass-fronted conservatory with roof carried down over and C17 first floor window oak, 3 lights, chamfered mullions with C19 leaded square panes projecting through thatch as wide segmental-headed dormer. Other windows C20 casements with glazing bars, all 2 lights except 3 lights to hall. Eyebrows over 3 windows right of conservatory C20 doors to service and inner rooms. Good interior. Smoke-blackened roof timbers and thatch over hall and service room including side-pegged jointed cruck truss with cambered collar over hall suggests early C16 house with open hearth and low partitions. Contemporary round-headed oak doorframe to rear of passage. Later in C16 and early C17 inner room floored and chamber jettied into hall, full height cob partition erected on lower side of passage and service end floored, hall fireplace inserted (granite with moulded oak lintel) with oak plank and muntin screen, rear extension built connected to hall by oak flat-arched door. In mid C17 inner room extended to 3 bays with new roof and granite fireplace with oak lintel chamfered with bar-roll stop in end wall and winder stair to right. Cob outshots with C17 square-headed door from passage extension to outshot behind service room.

Listing NGR: SX7679492595


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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: 21 Apr 2005
Reference: IOE01/07464/34
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Christopher Fransella. Source Historic England Archive
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