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Statutory Address:

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

South Hams (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SX 72857 54586


In the entry for

DIPTFORD SX 75 SW 8/197 Broadley Farmhouse 11.11.52


The address shall be amended to read

SX 75 SW DIPTFORD - 8/197 Broadley Farmhouse (formerly listed 11.11.52 under North Huish Parish)



DIPTFORD Broadley Farmhouse SX75SW 8/197


Farmhouse. Probably late C16 and C17, on an earlier site; remodelled and extended in circa late C18 and/or early C19; with C20 alterations and repairs. Mostly slate rubble, some dressed slate, partly slate hung rear wall. Slate roof right hand end hipped left hand end gabled but formerly hipped; and hipped where the left end of the range projects. Left hand rendered gable end stack; centre left brick axial stack, to right of centre projecting front lateral stack with rebuilt shaft and rebuilt top to right hand end stack (now an axial stack); large rear lateral stack with large slate shaft with granite quoins. Plan. the original plan and subsequent development is not clear. The existing house is a very long single depth 5-room plan. The left hand (west) 2-room plan has a central entrance and appears to be a circa early C19 addition or possibly a conversions of that date from a farm building. Of the remaining 3 rooms the left hand room is slightly deeper which may be due to later rebuilding when a lateral stack was added at the back. At the front a turret overlaps this left hand room and the central room; it reputedly contained a garderobe shaft before the late C20 alterations. There is a solid wall between the left hand room and middle room. The middle room has been divided by C20 partitions and a stair inserted but on the front there is a lateral stack and there may have been a through passage at the right hand end of the room (opposing front and back doorways) the large right hand room has a very large fireplace at the right hand gable end which has a curved wall like a newel stair shaft to the south of the stack. At ground level in the front wall of the right hand room there is a small slanting entrance which may have been for a conduit to supply water to the house; the conduit may well have continued along the front of the house under the garderobe. The farm building (range of farmbuildings adjoining north of Broadley Farmhouse qv) at the right hand end of the house extends to the rear and may be integral with that end of the house or the construction of the farm building may be with a remodelling of the right end of the house. Exterior: 2 storeys a very long asymmetrical range of approximately 12 windows. The 6-window range to the left projects; the 3 symmetrical windows to the left are in the early C19 extension with early C19 3-light casements with glazing bars the ground floors with cambered red brick arches and a central doorway with a glazed and flush panel door and a late C19 or early C20 wooden lattice porch; the window above the porch is a later single light casement with glazing bars. To the right of the projecting range the windows are similar 3-light casements on the first floor and a large 5-light window on the ground floor to the right of which is the projecting garderobe tower with a small casement on both floors and a blocked window slit high on the right hand return. The long range to the right is set back and has a projecting lateral stack to the left of centre; there are various asymmetrical diagonal C19 and C20 casements and a C20 glazed door to the right of the lateral stack. At the extreme right end is the end wall of the farm building which returns at right angles to the rear. The rear (north) elevation is recessed to the right/west and has a C20 open porch in the angle. At the centre there is a large lateral stack rising from a dressed slate wall, and to the left (east) the ground floor is stone rubble with slate hanging above concealing the concrete block rebuilding of this wall. 2 C20 doors and all C20 casements to the left; and to the right the windows appear to be C19 2-light casements on the first floor. The doorway to the left of centre has a slated canopy in shaped brackets, one of which has been renewed. A flight of external stone stairs to a first floor doorway on the left. Interior: the right hand (east) end room has 2 large chamfered cross beams with head stops the joists have been replaced, and an ovolo moulded lintel over the rear (north) window. In the right hand (east) end wall a very large fireplace with dressed slate jambs, large chamfered wooden lintel with hollow step stops and an oven. The third room from the left hand (west) end which is the end room of the old range has a large lateral fireplace on the rear wall with reused roof moulded granite jambs and a square section wooden lintel. Roof: The whole roof structure appears to have been replaced in late C18 or early C19 and none of the partitions rise into the roof space. The roof construction is of roughly cambered collars lapped and pegged to the face of the straight principals which are halved and pegged at the apex. Broadley was a Saxon estate which was mentioned in the Domesday Book.

Listing NGR: SX7285754586


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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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