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FREATHINGCOTT FARMHOUSE

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: FREATHINGCOTT FARMHOUSE

List entry Number: 1147848

Location

FREATHINGCOTT FARMHOUSE

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

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Holcombe Rogus

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 17-Mar-1988

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 95942

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History

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Details

HOLCOMBE ROGUS ST 02 SE 2/92 Freathingcott Farmhouse - GV II* Farmhouse. Early C17 with some mid C19 modernisation. Plastered walls, some i evidently all local stone rubble but most appears to be cob on stone rubble footings; stone rubble stacks and chimneyshafts; slate roof, formerly thatch. Plan: 1-plan house. The main block faces south and is built across a relatively steep slope. It has a 3-room-and-through-passage plan but this is not the usua late medieval model. The left (west) end room on the 'lower' side of the passage i a parlour with a gable-end stack. The hall or dining room on the 'upper' side o. the passage has an axial stack backing onto an unheated room at the right (east end. The rear block projects at right angles to rear of the right end service root and it contains the kitchen with a large gable end stack with a curing chamber alongside and projecting to rear. Integral outshots across the back of the mat block once contained dairies but these have now been brought into domestic use. Th outshots also contain the main staircase which rises to rear of the hall in th angle of the 2 wings. This is a single phase building. It is 2 storeys high wits an original cellar under the parlour. Exterior: irregular 4-window front. The 3-window section to left, serving the principal rooms, is almost symmetrical around the passage front doorway and all art C19 windows. To left, over a low doorway to the cellar, are 16-pane sashes, tc right tripartite sashes with central 12-pane sashes, and, over the doorway a 12-pane sash. The doorway is original; an oak frame with ovolo-moulded surround containing a contemporary studded plank door with moulded coverstrips and ornate strap hinges. The gabled porch is also C17 and the oak lintel of the outer doorway is soffit- chamfered with scroll stops. At the right end of the front are C20 casements with glazing bars. There are more to rear but there is a tiny C17 oak-framed window to the curing chamber and an oak-mullioned window of the same date to one of the former dairy outshots. Good interior: where carpentry detail is exposed it is C17 but much is hidden by C19 plaster. All the crossbeams, including those over the first floor bed chambers and the cellar are soffit-chamfered with lambstongue stops. Both hall and parlour fireplaces are blocked by C19 grates. The large kitchen one is open but has a replacement oak lintel. The division between service room and kitchen was moved circa 1960 to enlarge the service room. There are the remains of the C17 doorframe with its ovolo-moulded surround between service room and hall. Elsewhere the doorframes have C19 architraves and most of the joinery detail is C19 including the pretty splat baluster stair. The hall retains an original oak shaped bench end against the passage partition. Roof of clean side-pegged jointed cruck trusses with dovetail-shaped pegged lap-jointed collars. Despite much of the structure being hidden by C19 plaster the C17 house appears to survive remarkably intact. It is a very interesting house in terms of its transitional (medieval to modern) plan form.

Listing NGR: ST0635420144

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National Grid Reference: ST 06354 20144

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