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Latitude: 51.0031 / 51°0'11"N
Longitude: -3.8441 / 3°50'38"W
OS Eastings: 270706
OS Northings: 124255
OS Grid: SS707242
Mapcode National: GBR L0.K5Z5
Mapcode Global: FRA 26VG.D70
Entry Name: Throne Farmhouse
Listing Date: 18 October 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1107237
English Heritage Legacy ID: 97598
Location: George Nympton, North Devon, Devon, EX36
District: North Devon
Civil Parish: George Nympton
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: South Molton St Mary Magdalene
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS 72 SW GEORGE NYMPTON
5/68 Thorne Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Early C17 or earlier, partly rebuilt at the west (lower) end, possibly in
the early C19 when there was some internal refurbishment; the roof has been raised
and this may have been carried out at the same time. Cob on stone rubble footings to
the rear and east end walls, the front wall masonry (neatly-dressed stone) brought to
course to the right (east), stone rubble to the left (west), stone rubble below the
eaves on the front elevation; end stacks and rear lateral stack, all with brick
Plan: 3 room and through passage plan, facing south, lower end to the right, hall
heated by the rear lateral stack, heated inner room to the right. The front wall
appears to be entirely rebuilt, suggesting that the cob walling may predate the C17.
The C17 plan form is largely intact although the house has been rebuilt at the lower
end giving a lower end kitchen with a rear dairy wing at right angles to it. A
projection to the rear of the hall contains a C17 stair and apple loft.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 5 window front with a gabled C19 or C20 porch to
the through passage to left of centre. A second porch and entrance directly into the
right hand room is post 1940s (drawing in the possession of the owner), as is the 3-
light casement at the left end, C20 transomed casement lighting the hall; set of
early C19 first floor windows, 3 over 6-pane sashes to left and right, 2 over 4-pane
sash in the centre.
Interior: Surviving exposed C17 carpentry includes a chamfered crossbeam in the hall
which has a fine plank and muntin screen at the higher end with a moulded headbeam
and moulded muntins, the original doorway to the inner room survives with an C18 2-
panel door introduced. The inner room has a chamfered crossbeam with step stops,
supported on a corbel on the front wall, and a half-beam, papered-over, against the
end wall. Both the hall and inner room fireplaces are C20, probably concealing
earlier features. The C17 stair in the projection has turned balusters and a moulded
handrail, 2 rooms off the lobby at the top of the stairs have C18 2-panel doors.
Roof: Not inspected, principal rafters visible upstairs appear to be straight.
All the C17 exposed carpentry and the C19 dado in the passage are grained.
An attractive evolved farmhouse with a good interior.
Listing NGR: SS7070624255
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