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North Devon (District Authority)
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SS 61804 16349



SS 61 NW

5/8 East Aylescott - - II

Farmhouse. C15 core, remodelled probably in C18 with C19 and C20 alterations. Rendered stone rubble and cob. Asbestos slate roof, hipped at left end. Axial brick stack and brick stack at right gable end, both with toothed course around the capping. Basically 2-room and through-passage plan with hall to left heated by stack backing onto passage and lower end room to right. Passage contains straight-run staircase. The hall was originally open to the roof, and may well have remained so until the C18 when the stack was probably inserted and the lower end including the through passage entirely rebuilt. The higher left end was also modified by the insertion of the hip and it is therefore unclear whether the house extended further to the left. 2 storeys. 4-window range. C20 fenestration, 2-light casements. Ground floor right-hand window has 2-light casement 8 panes per light. 4-light hall window to left of porch with slated gabled roof and semi-circular arched doorway. C20 inner door. Bread oven projection with slate capping immediately to left of porch. Slated dairy outshut partially rebuilt in C20 to rear of hall. Interior. Heavily altered in C19 and mostly in C20. Hall retains 2 cross ceiling beams, 1 chamfered and unstopped, the other cased in. Chamfered lintel to hall fireplace with bread oven. Creamery recess in rear wall of hall. The roof trusses over the lower end replaced in C18 with principals of light scantling and lapped pegged collars. The roof over the hall, however, is of a fine quality, indicating that this was once a farmhouse of some stature There are 2 raised archbraced cruck trusses, the soffits of the archbraces chamfered, with short connecting pieces to the soffits of the morticed and tenoned cranked collars. Diagonally threaded ridge purlin and 2 tiers of threaded purlins, the lower tier chamfered on both upper and lower sides with a single windbrace surviving to the front and 2 to the rear. All the roof members over the hall, including a few surviving rafters, are heavily smoke-blackened. The lower truss is set immediately in front of the inserted stack. At the upper end, the modification in the C18 to hipped construction, involved the sawing off of the ends of the original purlins, but this second bay appears to have been truncated by the insertion of the left end gable wall to support the hip, suggesting that originally the house may have extended further to the left.

Listing NGR: SS6180416349


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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: 10 May 2002
Reference: IOE01/05710/07
Rights: Copyright IoE Dr Ann Allen. Source Historic England Archive
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