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The Old Farmhouse Including Front Garden Area Wall to East, Strete

Description: The Old Farmhouse Including Front Garden Area Wall to East

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 100025

OS Grid Reference: SX8247448459
OS Grid Coordinates: 282474, 48459
Latitude/Longitude: 50.3243, -3.6524

Location: Strete, Devon TQ6 0LW

Locality: Strete
Local Authority: South Hams District Council
County: Devon
Country: England
Postcode: TQ6 0LW

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Listing Text

The Old Farmhouse
5/241 including front garden
26.1.67 area wall to East


Farmhouse. Circa early to mid C17 extended in circa C18. Painted and
partly rendered local slate rubble. Thatched roof, gabled at left hand
(south) end and hipped at right hand end; half hipped gables at front and
catslide outshut and hipped wing at rear. Rendered gable end and axial
stacks with short rebuilt rendered shafts.
Plan: The original house is the 2-room plan main range, the hall at the
higher right hand end heated from an axial stack backing onto the central
cross-passage which has a 2-storey porch at the front. At the side of the
axial stack there is a newel staircase screened from the hall by a wall
which forms a short axial passage at the front of the hall. the lower left
end room was the kitchen with a gable end stack. The unheated outshut
behind the kitchen might be an integral part of the original plan. The
unheated 2-storey wing behind the hall is a circa C18 addition, its corner
stack is apparently C20.
Exterior: 2-storeys. Asymmetrical east front of 4 windows - all late C20
wooden 2-light casements with glazing bars, larger on ground floor. The
left hand first floor window is under an eyebrow in the thatch and to the
right there is a half-hipped gable. To the left of centre a large C17 2-
storey porch with a half-hipped gable. To the left of centre a large C17 2-
storey porch with a half-hipped thatched roof and a chamfered round arch
dressed slate doorway with a C20 2-light casement above; the inner door is
At the rear over the thatch of the main roof is carried down over a single
storey outshut to the right and to the left a 2-storey hipped roof wing with
a stone stack on the right hand corner. In between the wing and outshut
there is a small C20 outshut. C20 casements at the back.
The left hand (south) end has a slightly projecting stack and a late C20
greenhouse concealing a French casement in the end wall of the rear outshut.
The right hand (north) side has various C20 casements.
Including front garden area wall of local slate rubble with rounded capping
of stone rubble enclosing a small front garden; in the right hand corner
against the front wall of the house a flight of steps for mounting horses.
Interior: The cross-passage and lower end room have thick joists; the lower
end room as a C20 brick chimneypiece blocking the original fireplace. The
hall has a chamfered cross-beam without stops and a half-beam in the higher
end wall with a bar-stop at the front, the joists are later replacements.
The large hall fireplace in the axial stack has a blocked oven and a
chamfered wooden lintel, the soffit of which has been cut out later. The
stone newel staircase beside the stack is screened by a wall forming a short
axial passage at the front of the hall.
The newel staircase rises to a small chamber over the porch which has an old
plank door and original roof structure with threaded purlins. The main roof
has been largely rebuilt probably in the C18 and/or C19. the straight
principals have purlins which are threaded only at the front; the collars,
which might be reused rafters, are lapped and pegged to the faces of the
principals. the roof over the rear wing has its original circa C18

Listing NGR: SX8247448459

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Source: English Heritage

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