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Mill Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Poughill, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.8615 / 50°51'41"N

Longitude: -3.6141 / 3°36'50"W

OS Eastings: 286496

OS Northings: 108128

OS Grid: SS864081

Mapcode National: GBR LB.V46S

Mapcode Global: FRA 369T.KT5

Entry Name: Mill Farmhouse

Listing Date: 4 November 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1263139

English Heritage Legacy ID: 433165

Location: Poughill, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Poughill

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Poughill St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

POUGHILL
SS 80 NE
7/198 Mill Farmhouse
-
- II

Farmhouse. C16 with late C16-early C17 and C17 improvements, thoroughly modernised
circa 1972. Plastered cob on rubble footings; rubble stacks topped with C20 brick;
slate roof. Originally a 3-room-and-through-passage house facing south-east with
inner room on left (south-west) end. Small 1 room cottage added in early-mid C17
to service room at right (north-east) end. Small unheated inner room, hall with
large axial stack backing onto passage, rear lateral stack to service room and
projecting end stack to cottage extension. Vaguely balanced 5-window front, all
circa 1972 casements with glazing bars. Slightly left of centre is front passage
door, a circa 1972 replacement with contemporary slate-roofed porch. Secondary
cottage door at right end. Gable-ended porch.
Interior: inner room was largely rebuilt circa 1972. Hall has a C16 oak side-
pegged jointed cruck roof truss of large scantling, but evidence of smoke-
blackening cannot be verified because roofspace inaccessible. Large volcanic stone
fireplace with chamfered oak lintel and inserted Bideford cloam oven. Roughly
chamfered axial beam probably floored hall in C17. Circa 1972 stairs to rear of
passage. Service room apparently refurbished in late C17-early C18 with chamfered
and runout stopped cross beam and rubble fireplace now with replacement oak lintel.
In the cottage the half beams across each crosswall have hollow-chamfer and ovolo-
mouldings with keeled step stops, and volcanic ashlar fireplace has plain oak
lintel, maybe a replacement. Stair turret projecting to rear includes a
repositioned early C17 tiny oak 2-light window. Roof over service room and cottage
is C20. C17 panelling and a small early C17 oak 3-light window with trefoil-arch
heads were removed circa 1972, the panelling sold and the window removed to Withy
Windle Cottages, Puddington (q.v.).


Listing NGR: SS8649608128

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