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Mid Devon (District Authority)
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ST 04303 20770


HOCKWORTHY ST 02 SW 1/69 Hole Farmhouse - - II Farmhouse. Early-mid C16 (the C19 deeds mention a grant of land here circa 1540) with major later C16 and C17 improvements, modernised in C19 and again circa 1970. Exposed local stone rubble; stone rubble stacks and chimneyshafts topped with C20 brick; interlocking tile roof, formerly thatch. Plan and development: long building built across the hillslope facing south-west with a 5-room-and-through-passage plan. However the core of the plan is the 3-room- and-through-passage plan section to left. The left end room is a kitchen with a gable-end stack and former walk-in curing chamber alongside and projecting forward. Next to it is the hall with large axial stack backing onto the passage. The C20 stairs which rise against the rear wall of the hall do so over the remains of a former winder stair. Below (right of) the passage there is a parlour which has an axial stack shared with the first room of the 2-room extension on the right end. The right room has a gable end stack. Probably C17 dairy outshot to rear of the left end kitchen. From the passage rightwards the 2-storey outshots are probably late C19 - early C20. This house has a long structural development, and much of the structural evidence for this is hidden or has been replaced. Nevertheless the original house, dating from the early or mid C16, appears to have been a 3-room-and-through-passage plan house. At this time the hall, and maybe the passage and lower end parlour (then a service room), was open to the roof and heated by an open hearth fire. The inner room (the left end kitchen) was floored over with a chamber above. The hall fireplace was inserted in the late C16, probably at the same time that the passage and lower end were floored over. The hall was eventually floored in the mid C17 associated with a major rearrangement. The inner room was converted to a kitchen with a new stack and curing chamber. Also the dairy to rear was probably added at the same time. The hall now became the dining room and the lower room became a parlour which was refurbished again in the late C17 - early C18. The 2-room extension to right is probably mid or late C17. It is now divided off as a separate cottage and might have been built so originally. The house is 2 storeys throughout. Exterior: long and irregular 5-window front of C19 and C20 replacement casements some with circa 1970 concrete lintels. The passage front doorway is a little left of centre and contains C19 style panelled door and there is another at the right end to the cottage. Alongside the passage door the window to the lower parlour has been converted to a french window. At the left end the former curing chamber projects forward. The roof is gable-ended. Interior: the old inner room, the C17 kitchen, has a soffit-chamfered and step- stopped crossbeam and the large stone rubble fireplace has a plain-chamfered oak lintel, a side oven and disused walk-in curing chamber alongside. The former hall is a large room with a large stone rubble fireplace and oak lintel with a chamfered low Tudor arch. The crossbeam here is soffit-chamfered with scroll stops. The passage and parlour were refurbished in the late C17 - early C18 and no carpentry detail shows. The doorway from passage to parlour contains a fielded 2-panel door of that date. The parlour fireplace is blocked. There are a couple more similar doors around the house. The original roof survives over the hall and inner room/kitcnen. It is carried on side-pegged jointed cruck trusses. Tne 2 over the hall are heavily smoke-blackened from the original open hearth fire but that over the inner room/kitchen is clean. The rest of the roof appears to be a late C19 - early C20 replacement built to incorporate the 2-storey outshots. The carpentry detail of the 2-room extension is otherwise C17. Both rooms have plain soffit- chamfered axial beams.

Listing NGR: ST0430320770


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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: 28 Oct 2003
Reference: IOE01/11406/35
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