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North Devon (District Authority)
Bishop's Nympton
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SS 72 SW 5/19



Farmhouse. C17 or earlier origins. Whitewashed plastered cob on stone rubble footings; wheat reed thatched roof (the wheat reed grown on the farm) with plain ridge, gabled at ends, outshut roofed with artifical slates; end stacks and axial stack with brick shafts. Plan: Single depth main range. 3 rooms wide, probably with a cross or through passage to left of centre (interior not fully inspected). The house may have originated as a 2 room and cross or through passage plan with end stacks, the right hand room added in the C18 possibly as part of a programme of upgrading and enlargment which may have included the rear outshut which extends the full length of the range containing a straight stair rising behind the centre room. There is evidence of a second former through passage between the centre and right hand rooms providing a way through the house from the front to the rear and then to the farmyard through the outshut. This passage has been interrupted by a straight stair. The right hand room is the kitchen but bread ovens are thought to survive in the stack of the centre room (information from the owner). Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 5 window front with a C20 front door to left of centre, probably into a cross passage. Windows either C19 or C20 timber copies of C19 windows: small-pane sashes flank the front door, other windows are 2- and 3-light small pane casements. A blocked door, visible internally, formerly gave access to the passage between the centre and right hand rooms. Interior: Left hand end of the house not inspected. The centre ground floor room has a C17 chamfered crossbeam with straight cut stops, the right hand room has a slightly chamfered, probably C18 crossbeam with runout stops. The right hand room has a partly-blocked fireplace retaining a timber lintel and 2 bread ovens. 2-panel C18 door on the first floor which also has a mid/late C19 fireplace complete with cast iron grate. Roof: Apex not inspected. Principal rafters visible upstairs appear to be straight. A very unspoiled traditional farmhouse: early features not noted may survive behind modern plaster or in the left hand end of the house.

Listing NGR: SS7381323053


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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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