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Latitude: 50.835 / 50°50'6"N
Longitude: -3.8644 / 3°51'51"W
OS Eastings: 268810
OS Northings: 105602
OS Grid: SS688056
Mapcode National: GBR L0.WLTY
Mapcode Global: FRA 26SW.QB7
Entry Name: West Leigh Farmhouse (East)
Listing Date: 15 December 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1106565
English Heritage Legacy ID: 95593
Location: Coldridge, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17
District: Mid Devon
Civil Parish: Coldridge
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Coldridge St Matthew
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
COLDRIDGE WEST LEIGH
SS 60 NE
1/41 West Leigh Farmhouse (east)
- (formerly Heards Cottages)
Farmhouse. Late C16-early C17 with later C17 improvements, partly rebuilt in C19.
Plastered cob on rubble footings; stone rubble or cob stacks topped with C19 and
C20 brick; thatch roof and corrugated iron and asbestos to outshots.
House faces east and is apparently derived from a 3-room-and-through-passage plan
with inner room at right (north) end. Rear of passage blocked by C17 newel stair
(maybe this was the original arrangement). The service room end was rebuilt and
raised in height in C19. Inner room has projecting end stack, hall has axial stack
backing onto the passage and service end room has a rear lateral stack. Outshots
across whole of rear and rising to 2 storeys behind service end. These appear to
be mostly C20 rebuilds. Main house is 2 storeys.
Irregular 3-window front of C19 and C20 casements, the latest without glazing bars,
and including one late C17 oak window-frame to right of passage door; it is a small
flat-faced single light. The C19 casement above, the only first floor window this
side has a thatch eyebrow over. The hall window is in a projecting bay with the
roof carried down over. The main passage door has a plank door behind a C20
conservatory with monopitch roof of corrugated asbestos roof. C20 doorway inserted
toward right end into former inner room with monopitch and corrugated plastic
roofed porch. Most other windows on sides and rear are C20.
Interior: the winder stair to rear of passage rises round a newel post with
chamfered edges and late step stops suggesting an early C17 date. Plank door at
feet of stairs is probably early C18 and is hung on H-L hinges. Hall has large
rubble fireplace with high soffit-chamfered oak lintel. Half beam across chimney
breast is mid C17 with soffit-chamfer and runout-scroll stops, probably mid C17.
Cob crosswall at upper end of hall is lined with C17 oak-panelled wainscotting
above a bench. In the inner room is probably late C17 axial beam; it is soffit-
chamfered with cut diagonal stops. The fireplace here is blocked, as too is a
cream oven in the back of the hall cross wall. No carpentry detail is exposed in
the service end. All appears C19. Roof not accessible but a late C16-early C17
(maybe earlier) side-pegged jointed cruck shows over the hall.
Listing NGR: SS6881005602
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