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Latitude: 51.0139 / 51°0'50"N
Longitude: -3.7303 / 3°43'49"W
OS Eastings: 278718
OS Northings: 125259
OS Grid: SS787252
Mapcode National: GBR L5.JJS9
Mapcode Global: FRA 362F.NJN
Entry Name: East Port Farmhouse Including Linhay Adjoining at the South East
Listing Date: 18 October 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1107289
English Heritage Legacy ID: 97527
Location: Bishop's Nympton, North Devon, Devon, EX36
District: North Devon
Civil Parish: Bishop's Nympton
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Bishop's Nympton St Mary the Virgin
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS 72 NE BISHOP'S NYMPTON
2/4 East Port Farmhouse including
- linhay adjoining at the south
Former farmhouse. Late C16/early C17, probably a remodelling and extension of an
earlier house, re-roofed and raised, probably in the C18. Rendered cob and stone;
corrugated iron roof (formerly thatched), gabled at ends; axial stack and right end
stack, both with brick shafts.
Plan: The present arrangement is a single-depth, south-facing range, 3 rooms wide
with an entrance to right of centre into a narrow passage. A rear outshut, which is
partly C20 concrete block, contains a straight run stair adjacent to the rear wall.
A change in plane on the front elevation to the right (east) of a thick cross wall
suggests that the right end of the house is an addition and as the late C16/early C17
carpentry details here match those in the centre room its seems likely that an
earlier house was extended and remodelled at this date - the re-use of sooted timbers
in the roof over the centre room suggests that the earlier house may have been a late
medieval open hall house. The right hand room, with a circa mid C19 chimney-piece
and probably C19 stack may originally have been unheated. The centre room was the
late C16/early C17 hall or hall/kitchen, with the stack on the wall away from the
present passage. The extreme left (west) end room has no early features and is
divided from an outbuilding at the left end by a C20 concrete block wall, suggesting
that the late C16/early C17 house consisted only of the 2 right hand rooms, the left
end possibly in agricultural use.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4 window front with a C19 or C20 plank front door
to right of centre. A C20 single-storey lean-to extends across the front to the
left with a second entrance facing the axial stack. 2- and 3-light casement windows,
mostly C20, including 2 metal framed first floor windows, the hall window is a 3-
light C19 casement, centre light replaced without glazing bars.
Interior: The hall, in the centre, has good quality late C16/early C17 chamfered step
stopped crossbeams and an open fireplace with a chamfered lintel and C19 bread oven
with an iron door. A bench is fixed to the lower end partition of the hall with
early C17 wall panelling above the bench; the panelling has been adapted for its
present position. 2 C18 wall cupboards in the thickness of the front wall retain
their original doors and hinges. The right hand room has crossbeams matching those
of hall; the passage has a half-beam with slightly different stops; C18 2-panel door
from the passage into the right end room. The first floor has C18 plank and 2-panel
Roof: An C18 collar rafter roof structure below a C20 roof, the C18 roof
incorporating some sooted purlins. The apex of the thick crosswall is about 1 metre
below the C18 ridge, indicating the height of the pre C18 house.
The cob outbuilding adjoining the west end of the house returns to the south as a 4-
bay C18 linhay with cob pillars on stone rubble footings: the outbuilding and linhay
are included in the listing.
A traditional evolved house with good interior features.
Listing NGR: SS7871825259
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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