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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: 1107289



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

County: Devon

District: North Devon

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Bishop's Nympton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 18-Oct-1988

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 97527

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2/4 East Port Farmhouse including - linhay adjoining at the south east II

Former farmhouse. Late C16/early C17, probably a remodelling and extension of an earlier house, re-roofed and raised, probably in the C18. Rendered cob and stone; corrugated iron roof (formerly thatched), gabled at ends; axial stack and right end stack, both with brick shafts. Plan: The present arrangement is a single-depth, south-facing range, 3 rooms wide with an entrance to right of centre into a narrow passage. A rear outshut, which is partly C20 concrete block, contains a straight run stair adjacent to the rear wall. A change in plane on the front elevation to the right (east) of a thick cross wall suggests that the right end of the house is an addition and as the late C16/early C17 carpentry details here match those in the centre room its seems likely that an earlier house was extended and remodelled at this date - the re-use of sooted timbers in the roof over the centre room suggests that the earlier house may have been a late medieval open hall house. The right hand room, with a circa mid C19 chimney-piece and probably C19 stack may originally have been unheated. The centre room was the late C16/early C17 hall or hall/kitchen, with the stack on the wall away from the present passage. The extreme left (west) end room has no early features and is divided from an outbuilding at the left end by a C20 concrete block wall, suggesting that the late C16/early C17 house consisted only of the 2 right hand rooms, the left end possibly in agricultural use. Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4 window front with a C19 or C20 plank front door to right of centre. A C20 single-storey lean-to extends across the front to the left with a second entrance facing the axial stack. 2- and 3-light casement windows, mostly C20, including 2 metal framed first floor windows, the hall window is a 3- light C19 casement, centre light replaced without glazing bars. Interior: The hall, in the centre, has good quality late C16/early C17 chamfered step stopped crossbeams and an open fireplace with a chamfered lintel and C19 bread oven with an iron door. A bench is fixed to the lower end partition of the hall with early C17 wall panelling above the bench; the panelling has been adapted for its present position. 2 C18 wall cupboards in the thickness of the front wall retain their original doors and hinges. The right hand room has crossbeams matching those of hall; the passage has a half-beam with slightly different stops; C18 2-panel door from the passage into the right end room. The first floor has C18 plank and 2-panel doors. Roof: An C18 collar rafter roof structure below a C20 roof, the C18 roof incorporating some sooted purlins. The apex of the thick crosswall is about 1 metre below the C18 ridge, indicating the height of the pre C18 house. The cob outbuilding adjoining the west end of the house returns to the south as a 4- bay C18 linhay with cob pillars on stone rubble footings: the outbuilding and linhay are included in the listing. A traditional evolved house with good interior features.

Listing NGR: SS7871825259

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National Grid Reference: SS 78718 25259


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