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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: 1106222



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: 94563

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5/32 Higher Hurston Farmhouse including - garden walls adjoining to front


Farmhouse. C17, probably C16 core, extensively refurbished and extended in late C19- early C20. Granite stone rubble with large dressed quoins and some granite ashlar dressings; granite stacks with granite ashlar chimney shafts; thatch roof, slate to outshots. Plan and development: originally a 3-room-and-through-passage plan house facing south with the service and room at the right (eastern) end. The present layout however is the result of the late C19-early C20 refurbishment. The service end room is now a parlour with a new or rebuilt late C19-early C20 end stack. Rear of passage is now blocked by a stair and bathroom block projecting at right angles. The hall has a large axial stack backing onto the through passage. The inner room is an unheated dairy. The kitchen beyond was added probably in the C17 and has an end stack. The kitchen and rear are terraced into the slope. Outshots to rear of hall and inner room/dairy. 2 storeys. Exterior: irregular 5-window front of late C19-early C20 timber mullion-and-transom windows containing rectangular panes of leaded glass. The ground floor windows have segmental arches of granite ashlar over, and the first floor windows have timber lintels. The front passage doorway is right of centre has a segmental arch like the windows and contains a large late C19-early C20 plank door with cover strips and ornate wrought iron strap hinges. Contemporary stone rubble porch with gabled slate roof and segmental outer arch. To left of the doorway the regularity of the fenestration is broken by a gap. This contains a small fixed light ground floor window and, at first floor level, a row of 3 pigeon holes and a slate nowy-headed sundial inscribed T Willing 1851. Straight join shows between inner room and kitchen extension. Roof is gable-ended to right and hipped to left. Interior: shows few features earlier than the late C19-early C20 although the basic fabric appears to be C17. The ground floor rooms have plain soffit-chamfered crossbeams. The hall fireplace is late C16 or C17; large, granite ashlar with hollow-chamfered granite lintel. Only limited access was possible to the roof but the hall trusses were clean with pegged lap-jointed collars and the principals have curving feet; probably late C17 in date. In the late C19-early C20 the ground floor walls were stripped back to the granite. Most of the joinery detail is late C19- early C20 including the stairs which have spat balusters and granite steps. The narrow front garden is enclosed by low granite rubble walls which ramp down to follow the slope.

Listing NGR: SX6861284183

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National Grid Reference: SX 68612 84183


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