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Brealeys Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Beaford, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.924 / 50°55'26"N

Longitude: -4.0728 / 4°4'21"W

OS Eastings: 254415

OS Northings: 115888

OS Grid: SS544158

Mapcode National: GBR KQ.Q21L

Mapcode Global: FRA 26CN.M4V

Entry Name: Brealeys Farmhouse

Listing Date: 16 February 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1105104

English Heritage Legacy ID: 91626

Location: Beaford, Torridge, Devon, EX19

County: Devon

District: Torridge

Civil Parish: Beaford

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Beaford All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

BEAFORD
SS 51 NW
7/7 Brealeys Farmhouse
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GV II

Farmhouse. Possibly C16, but probably early to mid C17. Remodelled in the early C19
and again on the late C18. Rendered over cob. C20 asbestos-slate roof (formerly
thatched), gable-ended to right and hipped to left. Brick end stack to right and
axial stack off-centre to left (tops rebuilt in C20), and rendered lateral stack to
rear.
Plan and development: Probably C17 or earlier 3 room and through passage plan,
facing south (ground falls to the right). The house consists of a hall with external
lateral stack to rear, wide through passage to right, former service room at the
right-hand end with external end stack, and former inner room to the left of the hall
with axial stack to its right. If house dates from before the late C16 the stacks
and the first floor are probably C17 insertions. Later one-roomed addition (now
kitchen) at the left-hand end, possibly C17 or C18, and probably C19 lean-to outshut
at rear of left-hand part of house. The house was remodelled externally in the early
C19 (see photograph showing it with small-paned glazing bar sashes, with a
symmetrical 3-window front to right) but was further substantially altered on the
outside in the late C20. The present staircase was probably inserted in the
entrance passage in the early C19. If the house does date from the C16 it was
possibly formerly an open hall, although no evidence for this was noted at the time
of survey (December 1987). Two storeys.
Exterior: Asymmetrical 4-window front; late C20 two-light metal casements (in old
openings). Recessed early to mid C19 five-panelled door between first and second
windows from right (top 2 lights glazed) with beaded mitred wooden frame. Passage
rear doorway has C19 boarded door with beaded frame. Rear stack has chamfered
offsets.
Interior: Hall has C17 chamfered cross beam with runout stops, and 2 probably early
C19 cupboards in left-hand wall with pairs of one-panelled doors. C19 boarded doors
into hall at each end. Chamfered cross beam in kitchen too. Early C19 staircase in
entrance passage, with stick balusters, turned newel posts and open string with cut
brackets. Right-hand ground-floor room remodelled in the early C19, with 6-panelled
door, cased beam, recesses flanking fireplace with moulded cornices, and window with
internal panelled shutters.
Roof-space not inspected at time of survey (December 1987) but the feet of probably
C17 trusses were noted in the first-floor rooms. The occupant reports that they are
unblackened.


Listing NGR: SS5441515888

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