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Mid Devon (District Authority)
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SS 81299 12377


THELBRIDGE MILL HILL (OFF) SS 81 SW 3/266 - Mill Barton - II

Farmhouse. Early C16 with major later C16 and C17 improvements and extensions, some C19 modernisation work. Plastered cob on rubble footings; rubble stacks topped with C19 brick; slate roof (formerly thatched). Long building facing south-east. Originally a 3-room-and-through-passage plan house with former inner room near left (south-west) end. C17 and C18 1-room extensions to both ends and C17 dairy extension at right angles to rear of hall and inner room. C19 stair now in rear passage. Rear lateral stack to inner room, axial stack backing onto former passage to hall, and axial stack to service end room. 2 storeys. Unbalanced 7-window front of mainly sash windows; 16-pane to ground floor, 12-pane sashes to first. Both hall and chamber above have hornless sashes, those to passage and lower end have horns. Inner room and chamber above have C17 oak 4-light window frames with ovolo-moulded mullions C20 casement with glazing bars at left end. Passage door right of centre and service doors at each end. Front changes axis slightly to right of passage door. Roof is gable-ended. Hall chimney shaft is plastered but appears to be original rubble stonework. Rear dairy extension has a C17 oak 2-light window frame with ovolo- moulded mullions at first floor level under gable. Good interior of a house with a long and complex structural history. The only exposed early C16 feature is the remains of a truss half-buried in the hall stack. All that can be seen is smoke-blackened apex (Alcocks Type C) with saddle and setting for square-set ridge. Remainder of roof over inner room, hall, passage and service and made-up of 2 types of later C16 or early C17 sroof with trenched purlins over passage and service room and threaded purlins over hall and inner room. Lower parts of trusses only exposed in hall and inner room chambers. Both these are side-pegged jointed crucks, the former including a slip tenon. Inner room has late C16-early C17 crossbeam, double ovolo-moulded with step stops. Fireplace is blocked. Hall has probably C17 plain chamfered crossbeams and fireplace here is blocked. Service end room refurbished in late C19 when crossbeam was boxed in and fireplace given new chimney piece. Service room chamber has late C16-early C17 oak crank-headed door frame to alcove alongside the chimney stack, for former stair or garderobe. C18 features throughout store at right (north-east) end and C19 truss near contemporary left (south-west) end wall.

Listing NGR: SS8129912377


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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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