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North Devon (District Authority)
King's Nympton
National Grid Reference:
SS 68409 19350


KINGS NYMPTON KINGS NYMPTON SS 61 NE 3/164 East Wells GV II Farmhouse, now private dwelling. Early C16, remodelled probably in late C17, with C19 alterations and remodelled again in late C20. Painted roughcast rendered stone rubble and cob. Half-hipped thatch roof. Brick stack at right end and stone rubble lateral stack with brick shaft to rear left end. Plan: 2-room and central entrance plan, formerly with central staircase which was removed in C20. Left-hand room heated by rear lateral stack, with second staircase to its right in rear outshut; both fireplaces have bread ovens. Formerly an open- hall house, the smoke-blackening extending from end to end, of 3 bays, the purlins between the 2 trusses are chamfered and stopped. The roof over the right end has been modified so that it is not possible to ascertain whether the farmhouse may have originally extended to the right. The fireplace lintels would suggest a late C17 date for the insertion of the floors but the C19 and C20 alterations have been so extensive as to render the original plan irrecoverable. Exterior: 2 storeys. 2-window range. 4 over 8 paned sashes. C20 fenestration to ground floor. C20 porch with thatched hipped roof. Rusticated quoins. Pantiled roof to rear outshut. Interior: extensively altered in C20. Both fireplaces have slightly cambered lintels with thin chamfers. Cloam oven to fireplace to left-hand room, brick oven to right-hand room fireplace. Roof: 2 trusses, probably raised crucks but feet have been sawn off, with cranked morticed and tenoned collars, 2 tiers of threaded purlins and threaded ridge purlin. The purlins between the 2 trusses are chamfered with pyramid stops. The left end truss is closed above the collar with a clay daub partition. All the roof members including rafters and battens and some surviving thatch, are thoroughly smoke- blackened.

Listing NGR: SS6842719331


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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: 10 Jul 2005
Reference: IOE01/13225/14
Rights: Copyright IoE Dr Barbara Hilton. Source Historic England Archive
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