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Latitude: 50.9856 / 50°59'7"N
Longitude: -3.7313 / 3°43'52"W
OS Eastings: 278575
OS Northings: 122109
OS Grid: SS785221
Mapcode National: GBR L5.LBJJ
Mapcode Global: FRA 362H.VK4
Entry Name: Pearchay Farmhouse
Listing Date: 20 February 1967
Last Amended: 18 October 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1107224
English Heritage Legacy ID: 97645
Location: Rose Ash, North Devon, Devon, EX36
District: North Devon
Civil Parish: Rose Ash
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Rose Ash
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS 72 SE ROSE ASH MAZARD TREE HILL
6/114 Pearchay Farmhouse
20.2.67 (formerly listed as Pearchey
Farmhouse in use as tied house to the Old Rectory at time of survey (1987). Late
C17, probably extended and re-roofed in the C18. Whitewashed plastered cob and stone
rubble; thatched roof with plain ridge, hipped at left end, half-hipped at right end,
back to back fireplaces in an axial stack with handmade brick shaft, rear dairy wing
with a corrugated asbestos roof.
Plan: Overall T plan. The main range, facing approximately south, is single depth
with a lobby entrance against the axial stack, formerly with the single the kitchen
to the left, slightly larger than the parlour to the right. A thick crosswall
divides the kitchen from the extreme left end of the house which contains a service
room to the front and a straight run stair parallel to the rear wall. The principal
ground floor rooms have circa late C17 carpentry details, the roof trusses appear to
be later, possibly late C18. It seems likely that the original 2 room plan house has
been extended at the left end and re-roofed, unless the crossbeams in the 2 ground
floor principal rooms are exceptionally late stylistically. The single-storey dairy
wiing has been re-used as a kitchen, judging from the windows and thickness of the
walls it is probably pre 1850 in origin.
Exterior: 2 storey main range, single storey rear wing. Asymmetrical 3-window front
with the front door to right of centre. Set of probably late C18/early C19 small
pane timber casements except for ground floor left and right which are C20 window.
Interior: Both the fireplaces to the axial stack are blocked but may preserve early
lintels and jambs, the fireplace to the left hand room has a bread oven projection
showing in the dairy. Both principal rooms have chamfered crossbeams, the left hand
room with big scroll stops, the right hand room with runout stops. The left hand
room has a small C18 wall cupboard with original hinges and a short fixed bench on
shaped brackets attached to the left hand wall. The first floor room over the left
end of the house has a tongue in groove plank partition wall, probably C19. The one
2 first floor rooms still open into one another.
Roof 'A' frame trusses of large scantling, pegged at the apex but with butt collars.
An unspoiled traditional house, the lobby entrance plan form seems to be more common
in this part of Devon than in some other areas.
Listing NGR: SS7857522109
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