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Tigley Farmhouse, Dartington

Description: Tigley Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 April 1993
English Heritage Building ID: 101075

OS Grid Reference: SX7569360690
OS Grid Coordinates: 275693, 60690
Latitude/Longitude: 50.4329, -3.7516

Location: A385, Dartington, Devon TQ9 6DP

Locality: Dartington
Local Authority: South Hams District Council
County: Devon
Country: England
Postcode: TQ9 6DP

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Listing Text

SX76SE Tigley Farmhouse


Farmhouse. Circa early to mid C16, remodelled in c17 and extended in C18
and possibly C19, and again in the C20. Local limestone rubble with
scantle slate-hanging in the higher right-hand gable end. Steeply pitched
slate roof with gable ends. rendered gable end and front lateral stacks.
Plan: 3-room and through passage plan with a large unheated lower end room
to the left. The hall has a front lateral stack with an oven and the
relatively large inner room to the right with the chamber above are both
heated from a gable end stack. There is a large single storey porch to the
passage front doorway and an adjoining outshut on the front of the lower
left end, with a loft above with access from within porch. At rear of the
hall there is a 2-storey wing with a gable end stack. Attached to the
lower rear corner of the lower end there is an ash house which once had
access from inside the house. The house is built on a slope, the ground
much lower at the left-hand service end.
Development: the house was originally open to the roof probably from end
to end and divided by low partitions of which only the hall/inner room
screen survives. Of the original roof only the truss over the lower left
end and over the passage remain; they are all open trusses smoke-blackened
from an open hearth fire, except for the truss over the passage which is
relatively clean. This may be because the hall stack was inserted soon
after the house was built, while the hall and lower end were still open to
the roof. Corroborating this is the very high lintel of the hall
fireplace. Alternatively the lintel may have been raised later or the hall
floor excavated (note the higher level inner room). The floors were
probably inserted in phases, first the higher end, but the flooring of the
lower end is less certain; the considerable length of the lower end room,
with a ventilation slit in the front wall, crude beam and absence of an
early partition on the lower side of the passage suggest a shippon of a
longhouse with a loft above. The roof of the shippon would have been
blackened only from the open hearth of the hall; therefore the lower end
roof truss may be reused from the higher end of the house. The lower end
was in domestic use by the C18 for there is a dairy outshut on the front
and direct access to an attached ash house of the back. The C17 porch at
the front of the through passage is earlier than the adjoining circa C18
dairy outshut. The 2 storey wing behind the hall may also be C18 or even
an early C19 addition and probably added when the higher end of the house
was reroofed. In the C20 an outshut was added to the back of the lower end
overlapping the hall.
Exterior: 2 storeys west front; higher end to the right has 2 C20 first
floor casements with glazing bars in small openings, similar inner room
window on ground floor right and large C19 3-light casement hall window
with glazing bars to left; all with timber lintels. There is some
disturbed masonry around the hall window. The truncated lateral hall stack
has porch to left with side wall of massive masonry with a chamfered
plinth. The porch was probably open-fronted and its left side wall
demolished and the park incorporated into the lean-to-dairy to the left
which was a round corner, C19 rendered shaft to a later stack and C20 3-
light casement. Rear elevation: first floor of the lower end has one early
C19 3-light casement with leaded panes and a C20 2-light casement. On the
ground floor an ash house with steps up to the loading door and clearing
hatch at ground level below; its lean-to roof continues to the left over a
small C20 outshut. To the left of centre the 2 storey wing has C19 and 3-
light casements on its inner side and C19 3-light casement with a hoodmould
on its outer side; its gable end has a slightly projecting stack with a red
brick shaft. To the left of the main range C19 3-light casements with
hollow-chamfered frames and glazing bars. The higher south end wall is
slate hung in the gable and has outshuts below. The lower north gable end
appears to have been rebuilt; it has a C19 cambered arch casement window on
the ground storey and a C20 window above.
Interior: The lower end room has roughly hewn cross-beams; the inner room
ceiling beam is concealed and the hall has a chamfered cross-beam with bar
stops. The hall/inner room plank and muntin screen has high diagonal
stops. The passage/ hall screen is missing but the head beam survives
supported on stone corbels. The hall has a front lateral fireplace with a
high timber lintel with run-out stops and a clay oven. The inner room
fireplace lintel is covered. The rear wing has a large open fireplace with
a brick arch. The passage and porch have an attractive local limestone
floor. The chamber over the inner room has a later C17 moulded plaster
cornice and a later C17 plaster overmantel over the fireplace in the gable
end; it is a fielded panel in a moulded frame with a painted verse.
Roof: over the lower end and passage there are 5 smoke-blackened open
trusses; the straight principals has mortices for threaded purlins and
ridge-piece which are missing and mortices for the collars which are also
missing. The C18 roof over the higher end has principals with lapped
apexes. The roof over the rear wing is C20.

Listing NGR: SX7568460652

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Source: English Heritage

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