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North Devon (District Authority)
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SS 86069 18292


RACKENFORD CLAYPARK HILL SS 81 NE 6/35 Middlecott Farmhouse - - II Farmhouse with cottage attached. Probably C16 origins, extended and remodelled in C17 and extended again at left end in C19. Painted rendered stone rubble and cob. Lower end partly rebuilt in brick. Slate roof, hipped at right end, gable end to left. Brick stack at left gable end, axial brick stack (formerly gable end) and axial stone rubble hall stack. Plan: the core appears to consist of a 3-room and wide cross passage plan, lower end to right incorporating integral outbuilding at right end, with the cross-passage divided axially to create small unheated rear room, hall to left heated by axial stack backing onto passage and narrow inner room byound. Probably in the late C17 a large parlour, formerly heated by a rear lateral stack (now demolished) was added. In C19 a straight-run staircase was inserted in the former inner room and a cottage extension added at left end, creating an unusually long single room deep range. Exterior: 2 storeys. 8-window range. Cottage extension has virtually symmetrical 3-window range with nearly central plank door. C20 fenestration apart from C19 2- light window, 3 panes per light to ground floor right. Central section has 3 C19 3- light casements, 3 panes per light and plank door to former inner room with bracketted hood. Stone rubble porch to cross-passage doorway with gabled slate roof and old plank inner door. 3-light casement on each floor to right. Plank door to outbuilding at right end. Interior: hall has chamfered cross ceiling beam with hollow step stops. C19 chimneypiece conceals original hall fireplace lintel. Shoulder-headed timber doorway between hall and original inner room. Added inner room largely remodelled in C20. Chamfered lintel, possibly originally keel-stopped to fireplace to rear wall, now disused. Solid wall partitions between hall and inner room. Hall and lower service end relatively unaltered in C20. Roof structure apparently replaced in C18 or C19 with rough straight principals visible, but roofspace not accessible at time of survey.

Listing NGR: SS8606918292


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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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