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Latitude: 50.807 / 50°48'25"N
Longitude: -3.3006 / 3°18'2"W
OS Eastings: 308453
OS Northings: 101635
OS Grid: ST084016
Mapcode National: GBR LR.YKN8
Mapcode Global: FRA 36ZY.V9F
Entry Name: Cokesputt Farmhouse
Listing Date: 9 February 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1162335
English Heritage Legacy ID: 86837
Location: Payhembury, East Devon, Devon, EX14
District: East Devon
Civil Parish: Payhembury
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Payhembury St Mary the Virgin
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
ST 00 SE
3/80 Cokesputt Farmhouse
Farmhouse. C16 or C17 origins, refurbished and partly rebuilt in the mid C19.
Plastered walls, the front wall at least is C19 brick but other parts are cob on
stone rubble footings; stone rubble or brick stacks topped with C19 brick; roof of
scallop-shaped red tiles, originally thatch.
Plan and development: 3-room-and-through-passage plan house facing south. The left
(west) end, the lower end in traditional terms, is a large parlour (called the
ballroom) which has a gable-end stack. Next to it is the passage which has been
widened to accommodate the main stair. Right of centre is the dining room in the
position of the hall; it has a rear lateral stack and at the right (east) end is the
kitchen with a projecting gable-end stack. A dairy block projects at right angles
to rear of the dining room and overlaps the kitchen a little. Despite the layout
which suggests that the house originated as some form of hall house there is hardly
any evidence to prove this. The mid C19 refurbishment was apparently very
extensive. House is 2 storeys.
Exterior: symmetrical 5-window front of original mid C19 casements with glazing
bars (including a couple of C20 replacement careful copies). Those on the ground
floor are larger and have larger panes of glass. Passage front doorway is central
and contains a C19 part-glazed 6-panel door. The verandah is probably original.
The roof is gable-ended. The kitchen chimneyshaft has a date plaque on its front
side but it is illegible. The rear stair window contains C19 patterned coloured
Interior: nearly all the joinery and other detail is mid C19. The main stair is
open string with stick balusters and the chimneypieces are all C19. The kitchen has
a roughly-chamfered crossbeam of indeterminate date. However the dining room has a
4-panel ceiling of intersecting beams, deeply chamfered with projecting bead
mouldings. It is late C16 - early C17. No trusses show at first floor level and
since the roof pitch is relatively low the structure is thought to be C19.
Cokesputt is a very well preserved Victorian farmhouse. It has had little C20
modernisation. Although some earlier fabric may be hidden by C19 plaster the house
must be considered first and foremost C19.
Listing NGR: ST0845301635
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