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HER Number:MDV11575
Name:Lower Lye, Lower Lye Farm

Summary

A circa early 16th century open-hall house with an inserted floor and stack.

Location

Grid Reference:ST 247 055
Map Sheet:ST20NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishStockland
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSTOCKLAND

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST20NW/11
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II*): 88227

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (Unknown date)
  • FARMHOUSE (XV to XVI - 1500 AD to 1550 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV103707.

Child, p. /in devon's traditional buildings/(1978)8-10,plan,photo.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV103708.

Rchm/records at fortress house 1979: devon(1980).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV103709.

Des=worksheet(pearce, n. Citing alcock, n. W. ).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV103710.

Alcock, n. W. /cruck construction(cba res rep 42)/(1981)112.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV103711.

Des=timms, s. /list of devon buildings in nmr recorded buildings index, london/(19/12/1983)/in smr.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV103712.

Doe/hhr:62:part of east devon(19/10/1984)176.


Department of Environment, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV326872.

Lower lye. A three room cross passage house of cob and stone (child) late 15th century, mid 18th century addition (rchm). Recorded by n. Alcock, records lodged with rchm 1979. Vis=-/-/1977 (alcock). Wattling under thatch indicates medieval date. Original screen. Modernised 1575-1600 with stairs. Later wing for dairy (worksheet). Jointed crucks recorded (alcock, citing r. Stanes). Alcock's record deposited in nmr, london (timms). Vis=formerly a farmhouse. Circa early c16 open-hall house with inserted floor and stack (doe).


Fisher, J., 1999, East Devon Conservation Area Appraisals: Stockland, 8 (Report - non-specific). SDV347085.

Lower Lye is an archtypal medieval farmhouse built on a three room cross-passage plan with later cross-wing at the lower end. Built of rendered rubble stone under a hipped thatched roof. There is a smoke-blackened roof on jointed crucks with broad flat rafters, widely spaced, carrying the thatching battens. There are two plank and muntin screens and an inserted axial stack in the hall. Two staircases have been added in characteristic bulges beyond the line of the original walls.


Devon and Somerset County Councils, 2000-2002, Historic Farmsteads Database, BH174H (Machine readable data file). SDV349681.

Long, three-window stone rubble, former open hall house. Rubble stone walls. Thatch roof.


Thorp, J., 2003, Lower Lye Farm, BH174001 (Ground Photograph). SDV352480.


Thorp, J., 2003, Lower Lye Farm, BH174006, BH174021-BH174022 (Un-published). SDV352481.


English Heritage, 2011, Historic Houses Register (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV346128.

House, formerly a farm house. Circa early 16th century open-hall house with inserted floor and stack. Stone rubble, plastered at rear. Thatched roof with half-hipped and gabled ends. Three rooms and through passage plan with later wing at rear of lower end. Two storeys. Long three window range. Small casements with glazing bars. Doorway to through passage to right of centre with plank door and thatched porch. Axial stack at ridge backing onto through passage. Another stack at lower gable end. Both later insertions and rebuilt at top in brick. The unheated inner room has a later (now truncated) projecting stack at the higher end. Later wing at rear of lower end forming L-shaped plan and with thatched half-hipped roof. Round stair turret in the angle and another round stair turret to side, above the back door of through passage, which has a heavy chamfered doorframe and thatched hood. Interior: smoke-blackened roof with jointed cruck trusses and hip. Plank and muntin screens one at lower side of through passage, the other at inner end of hall. Two solid tread newel stairs.


Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.


English Heritage, 2013, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV350785.

Lower Lye.

House, formerly a farm house. Circa early 16th century open-hall house with inserted floor and stack. Stone rubble, plastered at rear. Thatched roof with half-hipped and gabled ends. Three rooms and through passage plan with later wing at rear of lower end. Two storeys. Long three window range. Small casements with glazing bars. Doorway to through passage to right of centre with plank door and thatched porch. Axial stack at ridge backing onto through passage. Another stack at lower gable end. Both later insertions and rebuilt at top in brick. The unheated inner room has a later (now truncated) projecting stack at the higher end. Later wing at rear of lower end forming L-shaped plan and with thatched half-hipped roof. Round stair turret in the angle and another round stair turret to side, above the back door of through passage, which has a heavy chamfered doorframe and thatched hood. Interior: smoke-blackened roof with jointed cruck trusses and hip. Plank and muntin screens one at lower side of through passage, the other at inner end of hall. Two solid tread newel stairs.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV103707Migrated Record:
SDV103708Migrated Record:
SDV103709Migrated Record:
SDV103710Migrated Record:
SDV103711Migrated Record:
SDV103712Migrated Record:
SDV326872Report - Survey: Department of Environment.
SDV346128List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: English Heritage. 2011. Historic Houses Register. Historic Houses Register. Website.
SDV347085Report - non-specific: Fisher, J.. 1999. East Devon Conservation Area Appraisals: Stockland. East Devon District Council Report. A4 Stapled + Digital. 8.
SDV349681Machine readable data file: Devon and Somerset County Councils. 2000-2002. Historic Farmsteads Database. BH174H.
SDV350785National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2013. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #75094 ]
SDV352480Ground Photograph: Thorp, J.. 2003. Lower Lye Farm. Blackdown Hills Historic Farmstead Survey. Digital. BH174001.
SDV352481Un-published: Thorp, J.. 2003. Lower Lye Farm. Blackdown Hills Historic Farmstead Survey. Digital. BH174006, BH174021-BH174022.

Associated Monuments

MDV105077Part of: Lower Lye Farm (Monument)
MDV105080Related to: Barn, Lower Lye Farm (Building)
MDV105085Related to: Cattleshed, Lower Lye Farm (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 4 2013 3:01PM