History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Brown's Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Woodbury Salterton, Devon

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »
Street View
Contributor Photos »

Street View is the best available vantage point looking, if possible, towards the location of the building. In some locations, Street View may not give a view of the actual building, or may not be available at all. Where it is not available, the satellite view is shown instead.

Coordinates

Latitude: 50.6875 / 50°41'15"N

Longitude: -3.3958 / 3°23'45"W

OS Eastings: 301492

OS Northings: 88472

OS Grid: SY014884

Mapcode National: GBR P4.V6GY

Mapcode Global: FRA 37S8.6VH

Entry Name: Brown's Farmhouse

Listing Date: 11 November 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1104166

English Heritage Legacy ID: 88665

Location: Woodbury, East Devon, Devon, EX5

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Woodbury

Built-Up Area: Woodbury Salterton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Woodbury Salterton

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

Find accommodation in
Woodbury Road Station

Listing Text

SY 08 NW WOODBURY ALTERTON (west side)
2/ 146 Brown's Farmhouse
11 .11 .52 ..
11*
Farmhouse. Circa 1700. Roughcast cob on stone footings; gabled-end thatched roof. Formerly a 3-room, baffle entry plan house, with a barn extension to the left, now converted to accommodation, and divided from the rest of the house by a cob (formerly an end) wall. Principal rooms heated by an axial stack, with a rear newel stair set in shallow stair turret, on the opposite side of the stack to the entrance. Right-hand chamber heated by an end stack that rests on 3 wooden corbels. The left-hand room was heated by a rear external lateral stack (partially dismantled), and was probably the service-room. 2 storeys.
Front: originally a 3 (since the 1970s a 4-) window range; 2- and 3-light casement ~ws to 1st floor, five 2-light casement windows to ground floor. Porch (right of centre) with early C18 half dome set in a later (or much repaired) gable, and supported by console brackets; half-glazed studded door with old lock.
~: 6 window range; 2- and 3-light C19 casements. Porch gabled-end,
weatherboarded; late-C19 leantos. Interior: most of the ceiling beams are boxed; one in the left-hand room and another in the hall, chamfered and unstopped. Hall fireplace with roughly chamfered lintel. A good set of early-C18 joinery: large fielded panels to the doors, including cupboards, with a variety of hinges, mainly HL and butterfly; bobbin balusters to rear newel stair; some panelled internal shutters; and panelled backs to 1st floor window seats. (One small and unusually shaped cupboard in the hall in traditionally known and still used as a bible cupboard and this may well have been its original purpose). Straight principals to roof visible in upper rooms; roof space not inspected. Baffle entry plans are not common in Devon and Brown's Farmhouse is a good example of this plan type.
Reference: the house is briefly discussed in E Mercer, English Vernacular House, (1975) p.151, plate 39.


Listing NGR: SY0149288472

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

Selected Sources

Source links go to a search for the specified title at Amazon. Availability of the title is dependent on current publication status. You may also want to check AbeBooks, particularly for older titles.

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.