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- Listed Building
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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.
- Mid Devon (District Authority)
- National Grid Reference:
- ST 12869 15323
ST 11 NW HEMYOCK
Detached house, formerly a farmhouse. Late C15 or early C16. Roughcast rubble with
cob; gable end thatched roof. 3-rooms, through-passage house of jointed cruck
construction, the service end to the right of the passage. The hall and service end
were originally open to the roof for the roof is heavily smoke-blackened; the inner
room appears always to have been of 2 storeys or unheated (or both). First floor
and stacks probably inserted in the late C16 or early C17: hall heated by an axial
stone stack backing onto the passage: service end heated by internal end stack.
Much later inner room end stack. Both end stacks with brick shafts. Original
stairs were probably provided by a ladder ; later stair turret added to the service
end front corner, the stairs now gone. 2 storeys.
Exterior. Front: irregular 3-window range; first floor : late C19 casement
windows under eyebrow eaves. Ground floor : 3-light casement windows to inner room
and hall; 1 of 4 lights to service end. Open timber porch. Pronounced circular
stair turret to extreme right-hand end, lit by a C19 or C20 window set very low, but
with a small 2-light timber window with triangular headed lights set high, which may
be early. Bake oven bulge to the end stack.
Rear: outshut under catslide; also a 2-storeyed wing dated 1924.
Interior: passage and service end divided by plank and muntin screen, the muntins
chamfered and pegged, but not mitred; chamfered and unstopped ceiling cross-beam;
fireplace with chamfered jambs and a lintel with run-out stops. Hall : 1, and 2
half cross ceiling beams, chamfered with pyramid stops, some cut away. Fireplace,
the lintel and jambs all of one timber, all chamfered, renewed at foot. Rough stud
and infill partition between hall and inner room with the remains of a doorway arch.
Roof: hall and service end all sooted, including rafters and battening on rear
slope of roof; closed truss to higher end sooted to hall side only. Alcock type F2
Listing NGR: ST1286915323
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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.
End of official listing