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Torridge (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SS 56771 10326


DOWLAND DOWLAND SS 51 SE 5/109 Dowland Barton 4.10.60 GV II

Farmhouse. Probably C16 or early C17 considerably altered and extended in C19. Rendered rubble and cob walls. Hipped slate and asbestos slate roof. Brick axial stack and 2 projecting rubble lateral stacks at rear. Plan: the house originated as 3 rooms with a through-passage, the lower end to the left. The hall and lower room both heated by rear lateral fireplaces. The inner room has a fireplace in a similar position but this may have been inserted in the C19. A small unheated wing behind the hall was added probably in the later C17 or C18. In the early to mid C19 the house underwent a considerable re-modelling at the higher end, the inner room was probably extended and a wing added behind it with an outbuilding beyond. Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4-window front of 12 and 16-pane early to mid C19 sashes. To left of centre on ground floor is C19 4-light wooden mullion window with roundheaded lights - this may be a replica of an earlier hall window. To right of centre is C19 6-panelled door with semi-circular fanlight and pilaster either side supporting slate doorhood on iron brackets. Towards left-hand end is C19 plank door in arched opening. The left-hand end of the house beyond it is considerably lower and has late C20 casements. The right-hand end wall of the house has 2 C19 16-pane hornless sashes and 2 C20 replicas. Lower set-back wing at rear terminating in outbuilding. Interior of hall has ogee moulded ceiling beams with hollow step stops. Lining its walls upto chair rail height are pieces of panelling dating variously from the C18 and C19 and some may be earlier. Heavy roughly chamfered ceiling beams in lower room. Otherwise the joinery is C19 consisting of chimneypieces panelled doors and shutters. The house was reroofed in the C20 but over the lower end the foot of what might be a curved principal rafter is visible on the rear wall of the 1st floor - lack of access to the roof-space over this end prevented a fuller inspection.

Listing NGR: SS5677210333


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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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