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Latitude: 50.8107 / 50°48'38"N
Longitude: -3.6175 / 3°37'3"W
OS Eastings: 286132
OS Northings: 102485
OS Grid: SS861024
Mapcode National: GBR LB.Y9C8
Mapcode Global: FRA 369Y.JH7
Entry Name: Great Gutton Farmhouse
Listing Date: 26 August 1965
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1107045
English Heritage Legacy ID: 96411
Location: Shobrooke, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17
District: Mid Devon
Civil Parish: Shobrooke
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Shobrooke St Swithin
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS 80 SE
2/58 Great Gutton Farmhouse
Large farmhouse. Late C16th - early C17th, possibly earlier, with minor C18th and
C19 alterations and modernisations. Roughcast volcanic stone and cob on rubble
footings with some brick alterations; volcanic stone and brick stacks; wheat reed
thatch roof. Now two storeys throughout. Main south-facing block apparently
derived from three-room and through passage plan with inner room to right (east).
Front porch to passage and gable-ended wing projecting forward from left end.
Three wings projecting to rear. Major stone lateral stacks to rear of hall and
inner room and kitchen stack in gable end of service (western) rear wing. Other
stacks of uncertain date. Five-window front to main block. To right of porch
original, four-window arrangement intact on both floors except ground floor right-
end window replaced by secondary C19 door. The three remaining on ground floor are
large, oak-framed, 4-light, ovolo-moulded, mullion and central transom windows.
Two similar on first floor rising into the eaves alterating with small three-light,
ovolo-moulded, oak-mullioned windows. All are glazed with small, rectangular
leaded panes, 10 panes per light below transom, 8 above on ground floor, 8 panes
per light below transom, 6 above on first floor and some have early iron casements
ferramenta catches, and much crown glass. Porch appears to have been reduced from
two to single storey. Ovolo-moulded entrance frame and original oak studded front
door in moulded oak frame with urn stops. To left of porch the front wall has been
brought forward flush with front of porch and includes large C18th 3-light
casement. Front (left) wing shows no external evidence that it is earlier than
C18th; timber sash windows 8 panes per sash in gable end and some brickwork is
exposed on left side. The three gable-ended wings give rear elevation a
symmetrical appearance, and more original oak window frames survive. Large mullion
and transom windows rise into eaves either side of central wing which has 4-light
mullioned window in gable-end and two light window on left side. Here however the
mullions and transoms are chamfered being to rear of house. Now derelict left wing
(behind inner room) has C17th trusses and partly collapsed framed cross wall.
Right end kitchen wing is partly rebuilt with evidence that roof raised in C18th or
C19th. Said to have smoke-blackened roof structure over the main block suggesting
the medieval origins. Ground floor rooms either side of passage are lined with
late C16 early C17 oak panelling. An important house with many blocked or hidden
early features. Low rubble stone wall retains ground before the south front,
topped by C19 iron railings between brick piers and short flight of 4 stone steps
to iron gate with mounting block to left, sets off the farmhouse.
Listing NGR: SS8613202485
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