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Mid Devon (District Authority)
Holcombe Rogus
National Grid Reference:
ST 05003 18161


HOLCOMBE ROGUS ST 01 NW & ST 01 NE 4/90 & 5/90 - Ford Farmhouse GV II

Farmhouse. Early or mid C16 with major later C16 and C17 improvements, modernised circa 1960. Plastered cob on stone rubble footings; stone rubble stacks topped with C20 brick; concrete tile roof,formerly thatch. Plan and development: formerly a 3-room-and-through-passage plan house facing south-east. It is built down a gentle hillslope. Uphill at the left end an inner room parlour has a projecting gable-end stack with a winder stair rising alongside to rear. The hall has a large axial stack backing onto the site of the former passage. The lower passage partition has been removed and the passage and small unheated service end room (probably a dairy) have been united. Since most of the roof structure has been replaced it is not possible to determine the early development of the house in detail. Nevertheless it is clear that the hall at least was open to the roof and heated by an open hearth fire. The upper hall partition may be an original low partition screen. The hall fireplace was probably inserted in the mid or late C16. The inner room end was rebuilt, possibly enlarged, in the early C17 as a parlour, and the hall was floored over at the same time and thereafter became the kitchen. In the C20 the passage front doorway was blocked, passage and service end dairy united, and a fireplace inserted into the back of the hall stack. Also a new front doorway was inserted into the parlour. At the back of the former passage the present stairs are C20 but maybe replacing a C16 o- C17 one. C20 single storey rear extension. Otherwise the house is 2 storeys. Exterior: irregular 4-window front of C20 casements, those on the first floor are iron-framed without glazing bars. The present front doorway is left of centre and contains a C20 plank door behind a contemporary gabled porch. The original passage doorway is blocked by a window right of centre but there are stone steps below it. Roof is gable-ended to left and half-hipped to right. Interior: parlour and hall are separated by an oak-framed partition containing a shoulder-headed doorway. Both rooms have similar crossbeams with deep hollow- chamfered soffits and step stops. The hall fireplace is blocked. The parlour has a stone rubble fireplace with a soffit-chamfered oak lintel. The headbeam of the lower passage partition (formerly an oak plank-and-muntin screen) remains. On the first floor there is an oak Tudor arch doorway from the main stair landing to the hall bedchamber. The roof was replaced circa 1960 except for one side-pegged jointed cruck truss. It is smoke-blackened from the original open hearth fire.

Listing NGR: ST0500318161


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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: 17 Mar 2003
Reference: IOE01/09778/11
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Peter McLaren. Source Historic England Archive
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