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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:
SX 77340 99592


COLEBROOKE SX 79 NE 5/67 - Elley Farmhouse


Farmhouse. Late C16-early C17 with C18 and C19 modernisation. Plastered cob on rubble footings, some C20 concrete block mending, stone rubble or cob stacks topped with C20 brick; thatch roof. 3-room-and-through-passage plan house facing south with inner room at left (west) end and C18 1-room extension to service end. Hall has projecting rear lateral stack, a C19 replacement of late C16-early C17 front lateral stack, and inner room has end stack. 2 storeys. Irregular 4-window front of late C18-early C19, C19 and C20 casements of various sizes and most with glazing bars. C20 casements to inner room and chamber above at left end. C19 casements to hall and chamber above left of centre. The two 1st floor casements with the thatch lifted above. Each has a central casement with glazing bars flanked by fixed lights containing rectangular panes of old thin leaded glass. C20 door to passage and C19 plank door hung on strap hinges to cider store at right end. Roof is gable-ended to left and hipped to right and the eaves step down from left to right about half way along. The left end wall is mostly plastered C20 concrete block rebuilt after a collapse. Interior shows mostly result of C19 modernisation. The earliest exposed feature is an oak plank-and-muntin screen at upper end of the hall. Its muntins are chamfered with cut diagonal stops high enough to accommodate an upper end bench. The fireplace is of C19 brick with plain oak lintel and includes a bread oven but the front wall has a partly buried oak lintel of a blocked late C16-early C17 fireplace with the chamfered soffit following a flattened Tudor arch. Hall was floored in early C17 with 2 soffit-chamfered and late step stopped crossbeams. The roofspace is inaccessible and the feet of the trusses are plastered over but appear to be A- frame trusses and therefore C17 or later. The cider store in the extension has a late C17-early C18 soffit-chamfered and runout stopped crossbeam. Other early features are probably hidden throughout the house since the early layout is so well-preserved.

Listing NGR: SX7734099592


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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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