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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: 1106881



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

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Templeton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 07-Dec-1987

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 96827

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8/182 Higher South Coombe Farmhouse and - 2 adjoining barns


Former farmhouse, adjoining barn converted to domestic use and adjoining threshing barn at right angles to main block. House of late medieval origins, remodelled in 2 phases in the circa early C17 and extended by a kitchen wing in the circa late C17, some C20 renovations. Adjoining barn probably C18 in origin, converted to accommodation late C20; threshing barn late C18/early C19. Cob and stone rubble, the house and converted barn colourwashed and plastered. House with thatched roof, gabled at left end, hipped at right end; left end and axial stacks; end stack to kitchen wing. Converted barn slated; threshing barn with corrugated iron roof. Plan: T plan house, a single depth main range, 4 rooms wide with a rear kitchen wing. The house is a late medieval open hall in origin, the 3 left hand rooms are the earlier and arranged as 3 rooms and cross passage, lower end to the left, inserted hall stack backing on to passage. An internal jetty at the higher end of the hall indicates that the house was floored in 2 phases. When the hall was floored it was probably re-used as a kitchen, as the lower end room is a mid C17 parlour; narrow unheated inner room. A rear centre kitchen wing was added in the circa late C17 with access from the hall. The right hand room of the main range is a converted outbuilding, probably a former dairy. The barn adjoining at the left end was converted to accommodation in the late C20; threshing barn at right angles to this has opposed threshing doors. Exterior: House 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 5 window front, front door to passage to left of centre; C20 door at extreme right into former outbuilding. First floor windows 2-light C19 timber small-pane casements; 2 similar ground floor windows, one 1-light window, flanked by bee boles, 2 pigeon holes to first floor. The adjoining converted barn has a re-used panelled door and 1 first floor and 1 ground floor window; threshing barn has large doorway with cob cheeks. Interior: Good survival of C16 and C17 carpentry and joinery. Exposed joists in the cross passage which is flanked by a lower end plank and muntin screen and, at the higher end, by a section of possibly medieval plank and muntin screen and the stone rubble rear wall of the stack. The inner room has a deeply chamfered cross beam and open fireplace with an ovolo-moulded lintel, fireplace apparently reduced in size. The hall has 2 moulded axial beams, a good open fireplace with a hearth window and a fine screen at the higher end above which the inner room jetties in to the hall with joists with moulded ends; half the joists have been cut off. Straight stair against rear well replaces former newel in rear left corner. Good chamfered doorframe to the inner room, which has been sub-divided in the late C20. The kitchen wing has a chamfered axial beam with runout stops and an open fireplace with chamfered lintel, bread oven and putative curing chamber. One ovolo-moulded doorframe on first floor. Roof: The feet of 2 jointed cruck roof trusses visible upstairs; truncated below the joint. These trusses have apparently also been cut off in the roofspace where the timbers are C18 and C19 but include 2 smoke-blackened re-used late medieval rafters. Interior of converted barn not inspected; single-storey threshing barn has circa late C18/early C19 roof trusses.

Listing NGR: SS8821315336

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National Grid Reference: SS 88213 15336


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