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Beenleigh Farmhouse Including Front Garden Area Wall Adjoining South, Diptford

Description: Beenleigh Farmhouse Including Front Garden Area Wall Adjoining South

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 April 1993
English Heritage Building ID: 101103

OS Grid Reference: SX7525956984
OS Grid Coordinates: 275259, 56984
Latitude/Longitude: 50.3995, -3.7565

Location: Diptford, Devon TQ9 7NB

Locality: Diptford
Local Authority: South Hams District Council
County: Devon
Country: England
Postcode: TQ9 7NB

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Listing Text


SX75NE Beenleigh Farmhouse
5/188 including front garden area
wall adjoining south


Farmhouse. C17 or earlier remodelled in early C19. Painted stone rubble
with plastered front. Slate roof with gabled ends grouted scantle slates
to front pitch. Moulded cast iron gutters with lion mast joints. Lower
hipped slate roof over the rear wing. Large internal gable end stacks with
rendered shafts; Large projecting rear lateral stack with set-offs and C19
brick shaft.
Plan: Probably originally a 3-room land through or cross-passage plan, the
lower end to the right heated from a gable end stack, the hall heated from
a rear lateral stack and the inner room on the left has a gable end stack.
Probably in the late C17 or C18 and unheated 2-storey wing was built behind
the inner room. In the early C19 the house was substantially remodelled
the roof was raised and the front refenestrated; the entrance hall was
inserted between the hall and the former inner room probably with a
staircase at the back which appears to be partly within a rear projection.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Symmetrical 4-window south front except that the
doorway is to left of centre and the early C19 16-pane sash above is
without side lights. The rest of the front windows are early C19
tripartite sashes the centre lights with 12 panes, the side lights have 4
panes. Doorway to left of centre has early C19 6-panel door with
rectangular overlight of 4 panes and C20 single open porch with
weatherboarded gable and slate roof.
Rear elevation not inspected closely but has what appears to be an C18 or
early C19 first floor 3-light casement with glazing bars in the end wall of
the wing to right; on the first floor of the inner face of the wing a
window band partly blocked and with small C20 window inserted. To the left
of centre a very large projecting lateral stack with set-offs and C19 red
brick shaft and what appears to be a projection for the stairs between the
stack and the rear wing. To the left at the rear a long wing storey wing,
probably an outbuilding.
Interior: not accessible.
Including front garden area wall probably early C19, slate rubble with
slate coping. Low wall up to gate-piers in front of the house doorway to
the left of centre; the gate-piers are square on plan with slate caps. The
wall of the right side of the garden is slightly higher than the wall at
the front and the wall on the left side is much higher.
Beenleigh was a Doomesday Manor.
Internal: not inspected but is likely to contain much of interest including
early C19 joinery judging by the exterior which appears to be virtually
unaltered since the early C19. Furthermore the development of the plan and
room use could have been clarified if any inspection had been made.

Listing NGR: SX7525956984

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Source: English Heritage

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