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East Devon (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SY 04342 94317



3/99 Higher Upcott - Farmhouse 28.10.82 GV II

Farmhouse. Early C17, possibly earlier core, late C17 - early C18 dairy extension, modernised in C19 and again circa 1980. Plastered cob on rubble footings; one stack is cob, the other late C17 - early C18 brick on red conglomerate stone footings, both topped with C19 and C20 brick; thatch roof and corrugated asbestos to the outshots, slate to extension. The main block faces south-east and the plan comprises 2 rooms separated by a broad cross passage which contains the stairs (now C20 replacements) and projects a little to rear. Both rooms have end stacks. The left room was presumably the kitchen from the size of its fireplace. The right end stack projects and is brick. Unheated dairy extension projects at right angles to rear of right end. C20 outshots across rear, and a single storey C20 extension on left end, main house and dairy are 2 storeys. Irregular front fenestration with 4 ground and 3 first floor windows; all 12-pane sashes including some horned replacements. Front passage doorway now contains C20 door with contemporary gabled and tile-roofed porch. Roof is gable-ended. Most of the windows to rear are C20 casements. Interior. Main block has largely original early C17 fabric. The left-hand kitchen has 2 soffit-chamfered and scroll-stopped crossbeams and although the fireplace is blocked the large lintel is exposed and given a similar finish. In the right room the crossbeam and half beam are also soffit-chamfered with scroll-stops but the fireplace here is blocked. The roof is carried on 4 identical side-pegged jointed cruck trusses with pegged dovetail-shaped lap-jointed collars and carry trenched purlins and ridge. The timbers are clean as is the underside of the thatch but nearly all the couples of common rafters are smoke-blackened: presumably they have been reused after the rebuild of the late medieval farmhouse. Also the spacing of the trusses suggests that the main block once extended further to the right (north- east). The dairy has a late C17 - early C18 crossbeam with a roughly-finished soffit chamfer but the roof here is inaccessible.

Listing NGR: SY0434294317


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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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