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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 95213 03312


SILVERTON SS 90 SE 7/216 Great Pit Farmhouse - GV II* Farmhouse. C15 with later alterations. Cob, stone footings, plastered, under gabled-end slate roof. Formerly a 3-room, through-passage plan, with continuous rear outshut under catslide roof, and with a later (C19) left hand extension. Left-hand external stack with bake-oven bulge (partially engulfed in C19 extension) and right- hand external stack with 2 off-sets heat service end and parlour respectively; hall heated by rear lateral stack. All with brick shafts. 2-storeys. Front: 5-window range, the roof ridge of the left-hand extension lower than that of- the main house; all windows of 3-light, C19 casements. 4 similar 3-light windows to ground floor. All windows retain glazing bars. Front door (to passage) under lean- to slate porch. C19 and C20 windows to rear. Interior: Plank and muntin screens stand to either side of the through-passage, chamfered, stopped and with carpenter's mitres, with chamfered brackets supporting bressumer in parlour. The doors through these screens are late C17 or early C18, one (to parlour) with large fielded panels. Parlour with 3 axial beams with run out stops. Roof: 5 jointed crucks, pegged and morticed at apex; cranked collars; threaded purlins; diagonal ridge piece; smoke blackened from end to end with some sooted rafters over the service end. The hall (with through-passage) is of 2 bays, the trusses to each end formerly closed, the central upright to each sooted. Note: according to J H Ward (Trans. Devonshire Association, 42 (1910), 283 this house possessed 'a very interesting plaster ceiling with sporting subjects, possibly of 1610'. The present occupier (March, 1985) believes there to be a fine 'painted' ceiling above the parlour (right-hand) room chamber: it is possible that the ceiling noticed by Ward still survives concealed.

Listing NGR: SS9521303312


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'Transactions of the Devonshire Association' in Transactions of the Devonshire Association, , Vol. 42, (1910), 283


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: 01 Sep 2003
Reference: IOE01/10597/11
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