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Latitude: 51.0727 / 51°4'21"N
Longitude: -4.0939 / 4°5'38"W
OS Eastings: 253397
OS Northings: 132464
OS Grid: SS533324
Mapcode National: GBR KP.DNPJ
Mapcode Global: FRA 2698.YPX
Entry Name: Homestead Cottage the Homestead
Listing Date: 29 May 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1107650
English Heritage Legacy ID: 98724
Location: Fremington, North Devon, Devon, EX31
District: North Devon
Civil Parish: Fremington
Built-Up Area: Barnstaple
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Fremington St Peter
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
FREMINGTON BICKINGTON ROAD (north side),
SS 53 SW
2/16 The Homestead and Homestead
Tenement farmhouse, now divided into 2 occupations. C17 with possibly earlier
fabric concealed, remodelled and extended at left end in early C19. Rendered
stone and cob. Partially tiled, part asbestos slate roof. Rendered front lateral
hall stack and axial brick stack to right.
Hall and inner room with a rear kitchen wing forming L-shape survive of C17
farmhouse with a single storey outbuilding to right of axial stack also of C17 date
now taken in to form part of dwelling. In the early C19 the house was remodelled
with Gothick style detailing, and a tall, virtually rectangular 2-storey single bay
extension with cellar added at higher left end, set back slightly from the main
Main range 2 storeys, former outbuilding single storey with attic storey, C19
addition 2 storeys with cellar. 3-window range of C19 2-light casements, 8 panes
per light with gabled dormers above 3 similar windows but with Gothick pointed arch
glazing bars to the top panes, the left hand window inserted in former cross-
passage doorway. Single hornless 12 paned sashes on each floor to C19 extension at
left end. To the base of its gable wall is a reset inverted timber lintel dated
1704, the date flanking a carved initialled heart.
Interior: C17 roof structure largely intact over earlier range, with heavy
principals to 2 trusses over hall and inner room and lighter single truss over
former outbuilding formerly with trenched purlins and lap-jointed collar. Some
early joinery with integral cupboard survives to hall which has C17 ceiling beams.
Hall/cross-passage partition removed, probably in the C19. C19 moulded plaster
cornice to principal rooms in C19 extension. Pair of Gothick doors, 3 panels high
to rear kitchen wing, brought from the nearby Belmont Lodge - demolished in 1970s.
Listing NGR: SS5339732464
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