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Smallmarsh Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in High Bickington, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.9818 / 50°58'54"N

Longitude: -3.9838 / 3°59'1"W

OS Eastings: 260842

OS Northings: 122135

OS Grid: SS608221

Mapcode National: GBR KV.LDLZ

Mapcode Global: FRA 26JJ.5SX

Entry Name: Smallmarsh Farm

Listing Date: 16 February 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1146918

English Heritage Legacy ID: 91696

Location: High Bickington, Torridge, Devon, EX37

County: Devon

District: Torridge

Civil Parish: High Bickington

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: High Bickington

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

HIGH BICKINGTON
SS 62 SW
5/81 Smallmarsh Farm
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GV II

Farmhouse and outbuilding, now house. Mid C17 with late C19 addition and late C20
alterations. Rendered cob and stone with gable-ended wheatstraw thatched roof.
Brick end stacks. C19 wing of uncoursed stone rubble with red-brick dressings and
gable-ended Welsh-slate roof. Former outbuilding with C20 render and C20 gable-ended
clay-tile roof.
Plan and development: C17 two-room plan, facing south-west. Larger principal room to
right with integral end stack and smaller, formerly unheated, room to left. Late C19
wing projecting at right angles to rear of left-hand end. Late C19 alterations
probably included the insertion of the external end stack in the left-hand room. The
first floor in the left-hand room was removed in the late C20 and the staircase
inserted at the same time. The front door was moved from the centre to the left-hand
end possibly in the C19 but probably in the late C20. Two storeys. One-storey range
adjoining to left probably formerly a C19 outbuilding, but altered and converted into
domestic accommodation in the late C20.
Exterior: Asymmetrical front. Two first-floor C18 horizontal-sliding glazing bar
sashes and central ground-floor casement with pegged wooden frame and C20 leading
(probably formerly doorway). Doorway to left with C20 frame and door, and wooden
lintel. Right-hand gable end has 2 first-floor windows, C20 metal casement to left
and wooden casement to right, and former doorway to left with wooden lintel and
inserted window with old pegged wooden frame and C20 leading. Rear wing has two-
light segmental-headed wooden casement in gable end.
Interior: Right-hand ground-floor room has C17 chamfered spine beam with ogee stops
and plain joists. C17 open fireplace to right with splayed stone jambs, chamfered
wooden lintel (right-hand end shortened) and bread oven to left with cast-iron door.
Room with C19 matchboarded dado and front window seat. Left-hand ground-floor room
(present entrance/staircase hall) has C20 staircase and floor removed (see ledge on
wall).


Listing NGR: SS6084222135

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