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Sheldon Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Doddiscombsleigh, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.6713 / 50°40'16"N

Longitude: -3.6436 / 3°38'37"W

OS Eastings: 283948

OS Northings: 87024

OS Grid: SX839870

Mapcode National: GBR QN.J5JW

Mapcode Global: FRA 3789.DBH

Entry Name: Sheldon Farmhouse

Listing Date: 26 March 1975

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1333884

English Heritage Legacy ID: 85638

Location: Doddiscombsleigh, Teignbridge, Devon, EX6

County: Devon

District: Teignbridge

Civil Parish: Doddiscombsleigh

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Doddiscombsleigh St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

DODDISCOMBSLEIGH
SX 88 NW
2/118 Sheldon Farmhouse
26.3.75
II
Former farmhouse in use as house and office. C16 or earlier origins, the lower end
replaced by a late C19 block. Whitewashed rendered cob and stone ; thatched roof to
main block, gabled at left end, half-hipped at right end ; left end stack and axial
stack with brick shafts. The late C19 block has a slate roof, gabled at ends and end
stacks.
Plan: Complex evolution. The present arrangement is a west-facing 3 room and cross
passage plan, hall stack backing onto passage, the lower end to the right rebuilt in
the late C19 as a south-facing crosswing. The origins of the house may be an open
hall with an early outshut, remodelled in the late C16/early C17 with an early C17 2-
storey porch added. The original lower end is said to have been destroyed by fire.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 2+1 window front (1 window to the porch) with the
end wall of the C19 block at the right end ; large gabled 2-storey porch on timber
posts with cobbled floor and ovolo-moulded lintel to inner doorway. C20 timber
casements with glazing bars except ground floor left which is metal-framed and a 2-
light C16 or C17 chamfered mullioned stair window to the left of the porch. 3-bay
symmetrical south elevation to C19 block with big timber sashes and a central doorway:
single storey rear lean-tos to main block with corrugated iron roofs.
Interior: The dressed granite back of the haIl stack shows in the passage which has
been subdivided at the rear. The hall has a good granite fireplace with chamfered
jambs and lintel with a winder stair of timber baulks adjacent to the stack ; plank
and muntin screen between hall and inner room with a shouldered doorframe (blocked) ;
C16 doorframe to rear outshut; plastered over crossbeam. The inner room has a
smaller granite fireplace. On the first floor the timber-framed room over the porch
has the remains of a decorated plaster frieze of the circa early C17 and some plaster
heads on the west wall.
Roof: 2 separate roof constructions : a lower roof structure to the lower end of the
stack, not convincingly smoke-stained and a probably late C17 higher roof with halved
pegged collars over the hall and inner room.
Group value with the farmbuildings and chapel.


Listing NGR: SX8394887024

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