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Torbay (Unitary Authority)
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SX 88136 62066



SX86SE SLEEPY LANE 1947-1/2/85 (West side) 13/03/51 Shorton Farmhouse (Formerly Listed as: SHORTON ROAD Shorton Farmhouse)


House. C17 or earlier origins. MATERIALS: Local red breccia rubble with some cob, mostly rendered; concrete tile roof, gabled at ends; stacks with rendered shafts, one with 2 old pots. PLAN: Overall T-plan. All internal partitions removed at time of survey, but, judging from the stacks, originally a 3-room plan house, the centre room heated from a lateral stack on the rear; stair projection on entrance front; secondary front wing at right-angles contains porch. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys. Deep eaves on exposed rafter ends. All windows except one are one, 2- and 3-light of c1990 casements. The Sleepy Lane elevation is now the entrance front with 2:1:2 windows. Gabled projection in the centre. 4-panel early C20 front door to right in projection, which has one ground and one first-floor window. Window on right return of projection. To the left, the main range has a shallow projection with a first-floor late C19 twelve-pane fixed window. One ground- and one first-floor window in main block to left of projection, 2 ground- and 2 first-floor windows to right. 4-window rear elevation, which may originally have been the front, with a shallow projecting shouldered lateral stack to right of centre with the remains of a bread oven bulge. C20 gabled porch alongside to left. 4 ground-floor windows, one broken through the lateral stack. The left-hand window preserves the remains of a square-headed hoodmould. 4 first-floor windows. C20 flat-roofed dormer to left of centre. INTERIOR: Entirely gutted in the course of renovation with all cross partitions, stair and the first floor removed. One chamfered scroll-stopped C17 ceiling beam survives. Stair projection slightly rounded internally. No.evidence of old lintel to fireplace served by lateral stack. Wall tops built up in brick to accommodate common rafter C20 roof. Short slots, now infilled with brick, for principal rafter feet of earlier roof. Unfortunate disappearance of original interior, apart from one beam. Exterior still retains some early character.

Listing NGR: SX8813662066


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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: 30 Jun 2001
Reference: IOE01/06364/10
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Dennis Coote. Source Historic England Archive
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