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Lower Merripit Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Dartmoor Forest, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.5969 / 50°35'48"N

Longitude: -3.8971 / 3°53'49"W

OS Eastings: 265830

OS Northings: 79180

OS Grid: SX658791

Mapcode National: GBR Q8.QSSL

Mapcode Global: FRA 27QH.9LC

Entry Name: Lower Merripit Farmhouse

Listing Date: 6 March 1955

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1105416

English Heritage Legacy ID: 92749

Location: Dartmoor Forest, West Devon, Devon, PL20

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Dartmoor Forest

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Widecombe-in-the-Moor St Pancras

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

LYDFORD
SX 67 NE
12/15 Lower Merripit Farmhouse
6.3.85
- II*

Longhouse. C16, altered in C19. Granite rubble walls partly colour-washed. Gable
ended corrugated iron roof. 2 granite stacks with dripmoulds, one at the left gable
end and one axial stack constructed of ashlar with a tapering cap.
Plan: Longhouse with shippon to the right, passage, hall and inner room to the
left. Hall stack backs onto the passage. C19 outshuts built on along rear wall.
Exterior: 2 storeys with 1 storey shippon plus loft which has lower roof-line.
Asymmetrical 2-window front, shippon to the right. C20 one and 2-light casements
and C20 plank door to left to centre of house. Right-hand ground floor window has
2-light granite mullion window frame whose mullion has been removed. Rebuilt leanto
porch to passage at centre with wide doorway behind. Door into front of shippon
approximately half way along - probably a later insertion. The front wall of the
inner room shows signs of having been rebuilt.
Interior : Large hall fireplace has corbelled granite jambs and the stack has ashlar
granite back to the passage. C17 oak doorframe from hall to inner room with
lozenge decoration in centre of head. Shippon has central drain, splayed slit
windows (blocked to outside) and probably original cross-beams for hay loft. Also
the remains of one raised cruck truss.
This is a rare example of a simple longhouse with its shippon still unconverted and
fulfilling its original purpose.


Listing NGR: SX6583079180

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