Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1107555

Date first listed: 20-Feb-1967

Date of most recent amendment: 13-May-1987



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County: Devon

District: North Devon (District Authority)

Parish: Brayford

National Grid Reference: SS 69107 31002


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BRAYFORD SS 63 SE 3/5 West Blakewell Cottage (Formerly - listed as West Blakewell Farmhouse) 20.2.67 - II

Farmhouse, now private dwelling. Probably early C16 with successive remodellings in the late C16 and early C17 and later alterations. Painted stone rubble and cob. Thatch roof, half-hipped at left end, gable end to right. Tall front lateral hall stack with tapered cap, drip, offsets and projecting bread oven. Complex phased plan development. Former open hall house, only the hall, passage and inner room of which survives, the lower end to right, possibly a byre, having been demolished. It was probably originally only open over the hall and passage, as there are full height solid wall partitions between the hall and inner room and at the lower end of the passage, the latter now of course forming the right gable end wall. The inner room may therefore be a later addition. The passage and lower end of the hall were floored before the hall proper was eventually ceiled in C17 when a lateral stack was built on the front of the hall. At the rear of the hall is a projecting stair turret. The front wall of the hall and inner room has been rebuilt out in line with the lateral stack, and the rear of the passage partitioned off to form a small dairy. 2 storeys. 3-window range. C20 fenestration. 2-storey hall and inner room section of front wall built out in line with front lateral stack with slate roof and two 2- light casements on each floor, 3 panes per light. 3-light window to right of stack, 3 panes per light above ovolo-moulded door surround to cross-passage doorway with large bulbous stops surmounted by carved triple leaf motifs. Interior: headrail and some of the muntins survive to hall/cross passage screen. Deeply projecting low jetty over the screen with chamfered jetty beam indicating phased insertion of floors. The stubs of the studs survive to a closed partition above the jetty creating a small chamber over the passage and lower end of the hall. with access by winder staircase in projecting stair turret at rear of hall. The much higher hall cross ceiling beam and bressumers have ornate quadruple-reeded chamfers terminating in carved leaf stops and scratch-moulded joists. Chamfered lintel to fireplace with bread oven and squint. 2 axial chamfered beams and bressumers to inner room with pyramid stops. The single principal truss over the hall was replaced in C19 but smoke-blackened rafters survive over the hall and cross-passage. The hall/inner room solid stone and cob partition rises to the apex of the roof. The roof structure over the inner room is of C18/early C19 construction suggesting substantial later rebuilding of the inner room end.

Listing NGR: SS6910731002


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