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Description: Combe Farmhouse
Date Listed: 9 February 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 100937
OS Grid Reference: SX8176456911
OS Grid Coordinates: 281764, 56911
Latitude/Longitude: 50.4002, -3.6650
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SX85Nll Combe Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Circa 1830. Local stone rubble, the front has a rendered ground
storey and is slate hung above on the first storey. Hipped slate roof with
wooden modillion eaves cornice at the front. 2 red brick axial stacks and a
projecting stack with set-offs and even at the left hand end with a rendered
Plan: a rectangular double -depth plan. 3 principal rooms at the front and
shallow service rooms at the back. There are 2 parlours at the front, one on
either side on an entrance passage which leads to a stair well at the back.
Behind the larger right hand parlour is the dairy which continues as a narrow
room around the right hand side of the larger parlour. Behind the smaller
left hand parlour and behind the kitchen at the extreme left end there is an
axial passage with an entrance at the left end and at the back a back kitchen
or pantry, back stairs and a larder which projects in a small single storey
rear wing. This is an interesting and unaltered C19 farmhouse plan.
Exterior: 2-storeys and attic. Nearly symmetrical front. The first floor
has a 1:3:1 arrangement disposed towards the right of early C19 12-pane
sashes. The ground floor is asymmetrical, with a large early C19 16-pane sash
to the right of centre and a 9-pane sash to the left of centre. At the left
end of the front 2 smaller 16-pane sashes with later C19 frames and at the
extreme right a small 4-pane casement. The main doorway is to right of centre
and has a C19 glazed and panelled door and wooden lattice porch. 2 early C19
slate hung hipped dormers disposed towards the right with C19 9-pane sashes.
The rear elevation has asymmetrical disposition of 4 early C19 12-pane sashes
on the first floor, the stair sash is at mid floor level. C20 casements on
the ground floor. Small gable-ended single storey wing to right of centre,
containing the larder, has a grouted scantle slate roof.
Interior: The interior is remarkably complete and has moulded plaster
cornices in the parlours and early C19 joinery including panelled doors,
internal window shutters, dados, and chimneypieces; one chimneypiece is of
polished Devon limestone. The entrance passage has a moulded elliptical arch
at the back and leads to a small open-well staircase with stick balusters,
moulded hand-rail ramped up to and wreathed over column newels and on open
string with scrolled tread ends. The first floor was not inspected.
Listing NGR: SX8176456911
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Source: English Heritage
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