- Heritage Category:
- Listed Building
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- Statutory Address:
- JERWOODS FARMHOUSE
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- Statutory Address:
- JERWOODS FARMHOUSE
The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.
- Mid Devon (District Authority)
- National Grid Reference:
ST 11 SW
CULMSTOCK HILLMOOR Jerwoods Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Mid-late C16 (possibly earlier core), C17 and early C18 improvements, modernised circa 1970. Plastered cob on stone rubble footings; stone rubble and cob stacks topped with C20 brick; thatch roof. Plan and development: 3-room-and-through-passage plan house facing south and built across a gentle hillslope. Unheated inner room at the left (west) end although the first floor chamber is heated by a gable-end stack. Hall has a large axial stack backing onto the passage. The service end room has a rear lateral stack against the end corner. The original house was some kind of open hall house but since the roof appears clean it was probably built with the hall fireplace. The inner room may have been floored from the beginning but the stairs here are C20. It seems likely that the west end here has been rebuilt reducing the size of the inner room which may have been a heated parlour. The service end has been much-altered. The stack has been inserted and this end subdivided. This may have happened in the early C18 but could be as late as the C19. The hall was floored over in the early or mid C17. The house is 2 storeys. Exterior: irregular 4-window front of mostly C20 casements, some with rectangular panes of leaded glass. A couple maybe C18, and the hall window is interesting and maybe early or mid C17; it is 4 lights with moulded oak mullions which have been refashioned to flat faces in the early C18. Passage front doorway is C20 behind a contemporary stone rubble gabled porch. Similar rear fenestration and similar C20 porch. Roof is gable-ended to left and half-hipped to right. Good interior: retaining a good deal of early carpentry detail. The oak plank-and- muntin screen along the lower side of the passage may be original. It is plain on the service room side but the muntins are chamfered with straight cut stops on the passage side. The doorway is the original but its head, either a low Tudor arch or crank head, has been a little altered. The service room has plain carpentry detail; both the fireplace oak lintel and crossbeam have rough soffit-chamfers. The hall is good. The hall fireplace has Beerstone cheeks, moulded with triple rolls, and a soffit-chamfered oak lintel. It looks like the oak lintel is secondary; maybe the fireplace was altered when the hall was floored. Opposite at the upper end of the hall is an oak plank-and-muntin screen similar to that in the passage and containing a Tudor arch doorway. The crossbeam is soffit-chamfered with step stops. The inner room has a soffit-chamfered axial beam with lambstongue stops on the hall end only. No early carpentry is exposed on the first floor apart from the lower parts of the original roof trusses; a series of clean side-pegged jointed crucks with cambered collars. The house was visited in 1985 by Commander EHD Williams who wrote a short account of the house and drew a ground plan. His analysis of the building is similar to the above although he suggested a starting date of around 1500.
Listing NGR: ST1063513204
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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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