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North Devon (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SS 49888 30022


INSTOW SS 43 SE 1/69 Orchard Farmhouse II Farmhouse. Mid to late C16 with C20 alterations. Rendered stone and cob. Slate roof with gable end. Brick stacks to each gable end and front lateral hall stack with offsets and brick shaft. 3 room and through-passage plan with 2 storey wing at right angles to rear of hall incorporating stair turret and former salting house. C20 dairy to rear of lower end with corrugated iron leanto roof. 2 storeys. 4-window range. C19/C20 fenestration. 2-light casements 4 panes per light except at right end which is 6 panes per light. Horizontal sliding sash at left end, 4 panes per light, otherwise C20 fenestration to ground floor. C20 brick porch with slate roof. 4 panelled door, the upper panels glazed. Interior: hall ceiling beam plastered over. Chamfered door surround with scroll- stopped durns at head of stairs to room over salting house. C17 decorative plasterwork cornice to gable end wall and opposing wall to chamber over parlour. Moulded plasterwork cornice to chamber over hall. 3 mid to late C16 trusses over hall and parlour with straight principals, threaded purlins and ridge purlin and thin morticed and tenoned straight collar. The truss over the hall is slightly smoke-blackened. Truss over lower end replaced in early C20 when a secondary staircase for farm servants was introduced to give separate access to this end chamber from the through-passage.

Listing NGR: SS4988830022


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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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Date: 18 Aug 2003
Reference: IOE01/11246/06
Rights: Copyright IoE Dr Ann Allen. Source Historic England Archive
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