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DOWNTON FARMHOUSE INCLUDING BACKYARD WALL ADJOINING WEST

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.

Name: DOWNTON FARMHOUSE INCLUDING BACKYARD WALL ADJOINING WEST

List entry Number: 1108287

Location

DOWNTON FARMHOUSE INCLUDING BACKYARD WALL ADJOINING WEST

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

County: Devon

District: South Hams

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Dittisham

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 11-Nov-1952

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 101167

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History

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Details

DITTISHAM SX85SE Downton farmhouse 11/255 including backyard wall adjoining W 11.11.52

GV II

Farmhouse. Circa early C17 with early and late C18 alterations. Rendered stone rubble, the east and south fronts were formerly slate hung on the first floor. Rendered gable end, axial and lateral stacks. Plan: The early C17 house had a 3-room and through passage plan, the lower end to the left (south), the hall has a large lateral stack at the back and there is a great parlour at the higher right hand end heated from a gable end stack; there was also a stair tower at the back behind the parlour and hall. The large kitchen wing, with a gable end stack, behind the lower end may be part of the original house or a circa early C18 addition with an integral dairy outshut on it sinner side. This would have been part of the extensive early C18 remodelling of the house which included building a staircase behind the lower end of the hall. Later in the C18 the space between the 2 rear stair towers was filled in to provide a landing linking the 2 stairs. The house was also refenestrated probably in the late C18 and inspite of recent external alterations the exterior form of the house is largely C18 The wall around the small back yard is probably also C18. Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4-window east front. C20 2-light sashes replace the former 2-light 12-pane sashes, the ground floor right hand window is a late C20 3-light casement. Doorway to the left of centre has a circa early C19 door with 4 panels land 3 glazed top panels; late C20 wooden canopy above. Over the ground floor at first floor level a slate pentice with a plastered coved soffit. the pentice has been replaced on the left hand (south) return which has a asymmetrical 3-window front of 2 late C20 3-light casements on the ground floor and 3 circa late C19 or early C20 2-light casements with glazing bars on the first floor. The rear west elevation has a gabled stair tower to the left of centre, a lean-to addition in the angle to the right behind the halls rear lateral stack which rises from a gable; to the right of the back the large gable-ended rear wing with a catslide roof carried down over an outshut on its inner left hand side. This forms the south aisle of the back yard which is enclosed on the west (rear) side by a high rendered wall with doorway from the road; the doorway projects with a gable over and has a dressed slate round arch. Inside the back yard the back doorway into the outshut has a chamfered timber doorframe with mason's mitres and to the right a C20 3- light casement with glazing bars. the back yard is paved with slates and is now covered with a corrugated iron roof. There is a C19 cast-iron pump and granite trough. Interior: The great parlour has a fireplace with shaped slate corbels land a fine early C17 moulded plaster overmantel with an achievement of arms flanked by pilasters. The ceiling beams of the parlour cut through the top of the overmantel therefore the moulded plaster ceiling which has a collapsed, must have been later. Heavy stud partition between hall and parlour. The hall has early C18 fielded panel window shutters and door to passage and a C20 fireplace. The lower end room has no features. Ovolo moulded doorframe with a scratch-moulded plank door into the kitchen. The kitchen has a high ceiling with unchamfered beams and a large kitchen fireplace with a later simple wooden chimneypiece and now blocked by a C20 range; C18 panelled doors to cupboard to side of the fireplace. early C18 dog-leg staircase behind hall stack with moulded string turned balusters, square newels and heavy handrail. The stair tower behind the parlour and hall has rounded internal walls and contains the remains of a later circa lat C18 dog-leg staircase with diagonally crossed balusters and square newels. C18 panelled doors on the ground and first floors, some are early C18 2-panel doors.

Listing NGR: SX8535853206

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National Grid Reference: SX 85358 53206

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