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North Devon (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SS 81700 14694


WITHERIDGE SS 81 SW 9/66 South Coombe Farmhouse and barns - - II Farmhouse. C17 core, refenestrated with some internal division C18, added C18 catslide lean-to all along rear, C19 wing to right. Cob, thatched roof, stacks with brick shafts. Attached ranges of outbuildings to each side of the farmhouse, C18 and C19, rubble and cob with slate and bitumenised slate roofs, some corrugated asbestos sheeting. Plan and development: single room depth farmhouse with 3 rooms. Principal entrance into a lobby with central stack heating left and right rooms off this lobby, the stacks back-to-back with a single large chimney; kitchen to right of right room with a large gable end fireplace with wide hearth. In the C18 when the front was refenestrated the rear had a range of lean-tos added; in the C19 a dog-leg staircase was inserted in these lean-tos and the first floor divided into 3 small rooms with a corridor running at the rear. In C18 and C19 farmbuildings added at right-angles to front, to right hay barn, to left stables and cattle sheds. Exterior: 2 storeys, 4 windows, 2-light C20 casements of 12-panes replacing C18 horizontally sliding sashes. Door opening on the left of front with a 3:3 panelled door, ledge hood on shaped wooden brackets. Hay barn to right with large door opening, paired plank doors, hay loft opening with a plank door on each side. Interior: predominantly with fittings of the C18. Kitchen to extreme right with a large open fireplace with a C18 surround with bracketted mantle and a fitted gun bracket set above. This room with the ceiling plastered over and no beams to be seen. Centre room with C19 chimneypiece, cupboard with a C18 door. Left room with C18 chimneypiece. Roof to extreme left with C18 joinery visible, straight principals with lapped and pegged collar, 2 rows of trenched purlins, ridge diagonally set with mortice to principals. The remainder of the roof was not seen but appears to be of similar type as the straight principals can be seen in the bedrooms, no access to roof space.

Listing NGR: SS8170014694


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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: 22 Jan 2003
Reference: IOE01/09563/04
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Robin Downes. Source Historic England Archive
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