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Myrtle Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Croyde, Devon

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Latitude: 51.1317 / 51°7'53"N

Longitude: -4.2253 / 4°13'30"W

OS Eastings: 244395

OS Northings: 139285

OS Grid: SS443392

Mapcode National: GBR KH.8ZCJ

Mapcode Global: VH3Q0.QT4B

Entry Name: Myrtle Farmhouse

Listing Date: 25 February 1965

Last Amended: 14 November 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1162257

English Heritage Legacy ID: 98392

Location: Georgeham, North Devon, Devon, EX33

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Georgeham

Built-Up Area: Croyde

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Georgeham St George

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SS 43 NW GEORGEHAM JONES'S HILL (west side) Croyde

6/138 Myrtle Farmhouse (Formerly listed
- as Myrtle Cottage)

Farmhouse, C17 and possibly earlier parts. Stone rubble with slate roofs. Dressed
stacks at each gable end and diagonally set stack at left rear corner of cross-
wing. L-shaped plan with cross-wing projecting at left end of main range. 2
storeys. 3-window range to main range of three 3-light stone ovolo mullion
windows, 2 panes each light, over 2 similar stone mullion windows, 2 panes each
light, over 2 similar stone mullion windows with hoods. Inserted early C19 sash 8
panes over 8 panes to left. Cl7 doorway near the angle of the L with ovolo-moulded
surround with scroll-stops and original framed and ledged plank door. Stone
painted gabled porch possibly C19 with slate roof at right gable end, similarly
moulded Cl7 door frame and C20 door, walling above blind. Cross wing inner face
has horizontal sliding sash 9 panes each light over 6-paned sash. Cross-wing gable
end is blind with slate roof to small lean-to. Outshut to left side with early
plank door. Interior largely unspoilt. Fine Cl7 coved ceiling with decorated
plasterwork to upper chamber at right end of main range. Central pendant with
ribbed surround of 8 petals. 4 heartshaped enclosures point outwards with
floriated clusters at the tips, 2 to each side extending down to the coving with
acorn motifs in the centre, the other 2 with foliated clusters. Plasterwork
cornice of 2 bands with acorn motif. Plasterwork cornice with foliated design to
ground floor room at end of main range and ribbed plaster cornice to the other
principal bedrooms. Much of the internal joinery intact. Cross-wing has stopped
and chamfered fireplace lintel and beams, settle and other original fittings. No
access to roofspace but possibly 2 raised cruck trusses to the cross-wing.
Retaining garden wall of rubble stone with end pier and steps to side. The cross
wing may contain earlier fabric.

Listing NGR: SS4439539285

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