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Latitude: 50.8151 / 50°48'54"N
Longitude: -3.8606 / 3°51'38"W
OS Eastings: 269018
OS Northings: 103372
OS Grid: SS690033
Mapcode National: GBR L0.XV3P
Mapcode Global: FRA 26SY.CR5
Entry Name: Great Beere Farmhouse
Listing Date: 8 October 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1308829
English Heritage Legacy ID: 92948
Location: North Tawton, West Devon, Devon, EX20
District: West Devon
Civil Parish: North Tawton
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: North Tawton St Peter
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS 60 SE
6/65 Great Beere Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Circa early C17 with 018 addition. Rendered cob and stone rubble walls.
Gable ended thatched roof. 3 stacks : 2 brick - one at left gable end and one axial
and projecting rubble and cob lateral stack at rear.
Plan: 4-room plan with central through passage, all apparently integral. To left
of passage is hall heated by axial stack backing onto passage. Beyond it is heated
inner room with gable end fireplace. At the other side of the passage is a room
which probably functioned as a kitchen with a large rear lateral fireplace. Beyond
it is a smaller unheated service room. In circa mid C18 a framed staircase was
added in a projection at the rear of the hall with an adjoining outshut behind the
Exterior: 2 storeys. Long asymmetrical 6-window front of C20 casements - 2-light
to first floor, 3-light to ground floor except right-hand window which is 2-light.
First floor windows are half-dormers. At centre is C20 plank door. Rear elevation
has outshut at right-hand end which incorporates gabled stair projection. The gable
retains its original C18 moulded barge-boards. Below is a probably contemporary 4-
light window with square section wooden mullions into which C19 casements have been
inserted. To the left a C20 leanto has been added.
Good interior: the through passage has a cobbled floor. To the right of the
passage the kitchen has a very wide fireplace with chamfered wooden lintel
which has hollow step stops; oven on left-hand side. Chamfered ceiling beam. The
unheated room at extreme right also has chamfered ceiling beams with pyramid stops.
The hall has a smaller open fireplace with chamfered wooden lintel which has jewel
and concave stops; oven in right-hand side. Chamfered cross beams with hollow step
stops. Leading out of the higher end of the hall are 3 C18 fielded 4-panel doors of
an unusual design with 2 smaller central panels. One leads into the inner room, one
into the rear outshut and an adjoining one to the staircase. There are 3 similar
doors on the first floor. The C18 dog-leg stairs have a closed string, turned
balusters and square newels.
Roof trusses are probably C18 with straight principals and collars slightly set into
them and pegged.
The more unusual C17 4-room plan-form of this house remains very unaltered apart
from the C18 additions which are in themselves interesting; good quality features
are preserved from both periods.
Listing NGR: SS6901803372
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