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Billacombe Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Kelly, Devon

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Latitude: 50.619 / 50°37'8"N

Longitude: -4.2328 / 4°13'58"W

OS Eastings: 242144

OS Northings: 82305

OS Grid: SX421823

Mapcode National: GBR NR.BBLD

Mapcode Global: FRA 270F.QS6

Entry Name: Billacombe Farmhouse

Listing Date: 15 April 1978

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1163470

English Heritage Legacy ID: 92319

Location: Kelly, West Devon, Devon, PL16

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Kelly

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

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Listing Text


6/73 Billacombe Farmhouse

Farmhouse. C17 with C19 alterations and C20 renovations. Stone rubble with asbestos
slate roof gabled at ends. Stone chimneys at right gable end, gable end of wing and
on ridge. Evidence of 2 or 3 room and through passage plan with front left
projecting wing forming L-plan. The lower end appears to have been partly rebuilt,
probably in the C19 when the axial stack may have been inserted into the former
passage and the higher end was largely refenestrated . The lower end was used as a
dairy and office at one time. The rear of the C17 house is now the front. 2
storeys. Asymmetrical 4-window front with irregular fenestration. Straight joint
indicates some rebuilding at lower end. Off centre late C20 gabled stone porch with
timber ovolo-moulded doorway reused from C17 entrance at rear. To the left of the
porch a 3-light casement, 8-panes per light, under a wider timber lintel which
probably marks the rear door of the former through passage. Ground floor window
right 3-light casement, 4-panes per light. 2 ground floor windows left, each a
2-light casement, 6-panes per light. First floor window left; 3-light casement,
6-panes per light: first floor window above porch; 3-light casement, 8-panes per
light: first floor window right; 3-light casement 6-panes per light. 3-light C17
ovolo-moulded timber window on right return of front. The rear of the house,
formerly the C17 front, has a 2-storey gabled porch retaining an ovolo moulded timber
doorway in situ.
Interior Exposed ceiling beams to ground floor right. Probably C19 fireplaces with
brick lintels. Ground floor room right has fixed timber seat below window. Partly
concealed timber ovolo-moulded C17 window to right of porch in former front wall
indicates that the rebuilding of the lower end was only partial. Ovolo-moulded
doorway into room above porch has step stops. Side pegged collar trusses of large
scantling throughout, formerly with diagonally set ridge. Pegged truss over porch.

Listing NGR: SX4214482305

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