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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.
- Mid Devon (District Authority)
- National Grid Reference:
- SS 91585 04662
SS 90 SW CADBURY
Farmhouse, disused at time of survey (1986). Probably an early C18 rebuilding of an
earlier house. Cement rendered cob on stone rubble footings ; thatched roof with
plain ridge, gabled at right end, hipped at front of left wing ; projecting rear
right lateral stack, axial stack to right of centre, rear left stack, projecting
front stack to wing.
Plan: L plan, the main range facing south with a crosswing at the left end. Internal
detail and the unusual proximity of the 2 right hand stacks suggests that the right
(east) end dates, in part, from a C17 building phase, the remainder of the house is
probably an early C18 rebuilding re-using 2 C17 windows, with the possibility that
the axial stack was inserted in the old cross passage.
Single depth main range with a lobby entrance to the left in front of an unheated
rear service room; 2 heated rooms to the right. The left end crosswing is divided
between 2 heated rooms (the front room larger and grander) with an axial stair
between them. The lobby entrance is especially interesting since, with the stair
rising from it, it provides access both to the first floor and 3 of the 4 ground
floor rooms. The function of the individual rooms is not entirely clear although the
front room in the wing appears to have been the best parlour and the right hand room
in the main range has been used as a kitchen.
2 storeys. Asymmetrical 1:4 window front with the front door into the main range
immediately to the right of the crosswing with a slated porch canopy carried on a
shaped timber bracket. The wing has 2 and 3-light casements with glazing bars, the
main range has C20 fenestration, probably in enlarged embrasures except for the
window above the front door which is a C17 3-light ovolo-moulded timber mullioned
window with square leaded panes. There is a similar C17 window on the first floor of
the left return, lighting the stair.
Interior All the ground floor rooms have chamfered ceiling beams, 2 with rudimentary
runout stops. The front room in the wing has an C18 timber chimneypiece with foliage
carving. The right hand room of the main range has a partly blocked fireplace
possibly concealing C17 features. A doorway with a chamfered stopped lintel gives
access to a rounded recess adjacent to the chimneybreast of the middle room. The
middle room fireplace has a C20 grate, possibly concealing earlier features. C18
joinery and a good C18 chimneypiece survive on the first floor.
Roof: a apex pegged roof trusses, probably of an C18 date.
An interesting transitional plan form illustrating the integration of the principal
entrance with the stair.
Listing NGR: SS9158504662
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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.
End of official listing