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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1106194



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Devon

District: West Devon

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Chagford

National Park: DARTMOOR

Grade: II

Date first listed: 16-Sep-1987

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 94583

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5/52 Lower Hurston Farmhouse - including garden walls adjoining to south GV II

Farmhouse. C16 with C17 improvements, extended and modernised circa 1970. Granite stone rubble with dressed granite quoins; granite stacks, the oldest with a granite ashlar chimney shaft; thatch roof, corrugated iron to the outshot. Plan and development: the original part of the house has a 2-room-and-through- passage plan and faces south-south-east, say south. The largest room (the hall or parlour) is that to left (west) and it has a large axial stack backing onto the passage and a granite newel staircase in the rear end corner. The right room has a rear lateral stack which may be an insertion as late as the C19. Circa 1970 a third room with a rear lateral stack was added on the right east end. The break between the 2 builds is marked by a straight join. Secondary outshots across the rear. The development of the old house is not easy to establish since the roofspace here is inaccessible. However it seems safe to assume that it began as a C16 open hall house which was improved and floored over in the C17. Exterior: overall irregular 4-window front of mostly C20 casements with glazing bars. On the ground floor left end however there is a C17 granite 3-light window with chamfered mullions and in the extension, at the right end, there is a C20 5- light granite-mullioned window in similar C17 style. The eaves rise over all the first floor casements. The front passage doorway is left of centre and contains a C20 plank door and there is another C20 part-glazed door into the extension. Roof is gable-ended to right and has a steep half hip to left. Interior: the hall/parlour is a particularly good room even though the large granite fireplace has been much rebuilt. The crossbeam is mid C17; it is soffit chamfered with bar-step stops and the joists are scratch-moulded. Granite newel stair rising from the corner. The crossbeam in the other room has lost its finish. Roof of true cruck trusses of large scantling; probably C16 but the roofspace is inaccessible and therefore any datable structural detail and any smoke-blackening could not be examined. This is an interesting and attractive house. It is tempting to interpret the house as a small C16 3-room-and-through-passage plan house and that the inner room and hall were knocked together in the mid C17 refurbishment.

Listing NGR: SX6862984200

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National Grid Reference: SX 68629 84200


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