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Leigh Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Throwleigh, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.6746 / 50°40'28"N

Longitude: -3.8685 / 3°52'6"W

OS Eastings: 268066

OS Northings: 87773

OS Grid: SX680877

Mapcode National: GBR Q9.RVBT

Mapcode Global: FRA 27S9.8P2

Entry Name: Leigh Farmhouse

Listing Date: 16 September 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1147927

English Heritage Legacy ID: 94749

Location: Throwleigh, West Devon, Devon, TQ13

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Throwleigh

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Throwleigh St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

THROWLEIGH
SK 68 NE

3/216 Leigh Farmhouse

II


House, former farmhouse and cottage. Late C17. Plastered granite stone rubble;
granite stacks with granite ashlar chimney shafts; slate roof (formerly thatch).
Plan: The building is unusually wide and tall for a building of this date and
status. It faces south-east and has a 3-room plan. Originally the central and left
room made up a 2-room plan farmhouse and the right room was a 1-room plan cottage.
Both end rooms have gable-end stacks and the central room has an axial stack backing
onto the former cottage. Present stairs are C20. 2 storeys with attics in the
roofspace.
Exterior: Irregular 4-window front of C20 casements with glazing bars. The left 3-
window section formerly provided the farmhouse with a symmetrical arrangement about
a central doorway but this has now been blocked. The present doorway formerly
served the cottage and now contains a C20 plank door and contemporary flat-roofed
porch on granite rubble columns. Roof is gable-ended.
Interior is largely the result of C19 and C20.modernisations. Little carpentry
detail is exposed. The only crossbeam is in the right room and is roughly soffit-
chamfered. The fireplace here is granite rubble and has a plain oak lintel. The
fireplace of the centre room is similar but has lost its lintel and the left room
fireplace is blocked. Roof of late C17 A-frame trusses with pegged lap-jointed
collars.


Listing NGR: SX6806687773

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