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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.


List entry Number: 1141411



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

County: Devon

District: East Devon

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Newton Poppleford and Harpford

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 26-May-1987

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 352394

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SY 08 NE NEWTON POPPLEFORD HIGH STREET, AND HARPFORD Newton Poppleford 5/72 The Gardens, including - outbuildings adjoining to north


House and outbuildings, once 2 cottages. Early C17, possibly earlier in places, enlarged and rearranged in the late C17 or C18, C19 linhay. Plastered cob on stone rubble footings; stone or cob stacks, one with an ashlar chimney shaft, the others topped with C19 and C20 brick; thatch roof. L-shaped building. The main block faces south and its plan comprises 2 rooms with an entrance lobby and stair at the right (east) end and another between the rooms. The right room and entrance lobby was once a separate cottage but now has been united (probably reunited) with the main house. The right room has a large projecting rear lateral stack and the left room has an end stack. A long rear block with lower roofline projects at right angles behind the left (western) room. Next to the main block are 2 domestic rooms with an outer lateral stack. Behind them is a barn (possibly part of the early C17 house) and behind that the C19 linhay facing onto the rear courtyard. 2 storeys. Main front has an irregular 3-window front of late C19 and C20 replacement casements with glazing bars. The first floor windows have thatch eyebrows over. The main doorway is left of centre and contains a late C19-early C20 part-glazed 4-panel door and there is a plainer version at the right end. The former has a C20 porch with hipped thatch roof on rustic posts. The roof is hipped to right and gable-ended to left. The left end stack has an ashlar chimney shaft and weathered offsets. Around the angle of the 2 blocks are some C20 brick outshots but the rear block shows a C17 oak 3-light window frame, its moulded mullions cut back a little to accommodate C19 casements. Further back the barn has full height C19 plank doors and over the top the eaves are carried down as a small hood. The opposite barn door is much smaller and a stable-type. It appears much older. The linhay is open-fronted with full height posts (Alcock's Type T1). The roof is hipped at the end. Interior is largely the result of apparently superficial C19 and C20 modernisations which hide most of the earlier fabric and make definitive interpretation of the building presently impossible. However the earliest part appears to be the rear block including the left room of the main block. In the barn an early C17 side- pegged jointed cruck roof truss with a pegged and shaped lap-jointed collar is exposed. Others are plastered over in the rooms towards the front. Otherwise the beams are boxed in except for one which is square in section and probably secondary. The fireplaces throughout are blocked with C19 and C20 grates. In the front block the first floor level was raised circa 1930 and the timbers apparently replaced. The roof here is inaccessible and the trusses, maybe A-frames, are boxed into the partitions. The early plaster is laid on water reeds rather than wooden lathes. The Gardens is an attractive house where modernisation work may uncover interesting early features. Its name derives from its use for many years as a market garden. It was here the famous King Alfred daffodil was developed in the early C20 and an old photograph shows a thatch roofed glasshouse in the grounds.

Listing NGR: SY0820589652

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National Grid Reference: SY 08205 89652


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