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Latitude: 51.0245 / 51°1'28"N
Longitude: -3.9777 / 3°58'39"W
OS Eastings: 261395
OS Northings: 126872
OS Grid: SS613268
Mapcode National: GBR KV.HN5B
Mapcode Global: FRA 26KD.VHJ
Entry Name: Higher Cobbaton Farmhouse, Including Shippon Attached to West
Listing Date: 25 February 1965
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1165572
English Heritage Legacy ID: 98672
Location: Swimbridge, North Devon, Devon, EX37
District: North Devon
Civil Parish: Chittlehampton
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Swimbridge St James the Apostle
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS 62 NW
Higher Cobbaton Farmhouse,
25.2.65 including shippon attached to
Farmhouse with shippon attached at left end. Farmhouse late C16/early C17 extended
to rear in C17. Shippon probably of same date but with later alterations and
reroofed in C20. Painted rendered stone rubble and cob. Asbestos stack at right
end and tall rendered lateral hall stack to front with offsets. Originally a true
longhouse with entry to shippon from through-passage now blocked and rear through-
passage doorway infilled. Hall and inner room to right of through-passage and
right-angled kitchen extension of 2 storeys to rear, forming overall T-shaped plan.
Farmhouse 2 storeys. Tallet floor mostly removed from shippon end. Farmhouse has
3-window range. 2-light casement. 2 panes per light above through-passage dorway
with wide plank door. A 2-light casement, 4 panes per light, and horned sash 3
over 3 panes to right of stack on each floor. Hall stack projection has tall 4-
paned single light window. Buttress between hall and inner room. Shippon to left
has loft opening and plank door above window opening at left end and plank shutter
to right hand window. 4 pigeon holes above.
Interior: much of the original joinery survives. 4-centred arched doorway with
chamfered surround to rear of hall. Cyma reversa door surrounds with ornately
carved stops between hall/inner room and to rear of inner room to stair turret.
Similar stops to ovolo moulded door surround to left at head of stairs and C17
plank door with cover strips opposite head of stairs. Ovolo moulded surround with
chamfered and stopped lintel to dairy doorway at bottom of stairs. Section of
probably C17 panelling survives of 12 panels to inner doorway screen to principal
chamber. 2 chamfered and stopped surrounds to rear landing passage doorways.
Moulded platerwork cornices to inner room and principal chamber over. Creamery to
rear of hall. No access to the roofspace but height of ceilings, with no trusses
showing, and survival of plasterwork cornice suggests that possibly a collar-rafter
Listing NGR: SS6139526872
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