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HER Number:MDV12594
Name:Rudge, Morchard Bishop

Summary

Rudge. A large late medieval house - three rooms with cross passage - with two later rear wings. The roof, with cruck trusses, closely resembles that at bury barton. A detailed survey of the building published by hulland, who suggests a date of c 1425 for the main block, with the hall remaining open until the early 17th century (hulland, 1980).

Location

Grid Reference:SS 745 076
Map Sheet:SS70NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishMorchard Bishop
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMORCHARD BISHOP

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS70NW/11
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II*)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (Early Medieval to XXI - 1066 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

HULLAND, 1982, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV50851.

Survey record deposited in westcountry studies library (hulland, 1982).


HULLAND, 1980, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV50862.

Rudge. A large late medieval house - three rooms with cross passage - with two later rear wings. The roof, with cruck trusses, closely resembles that at bury barton. A detailed survey of the building published by hulland, who suggests a date of c 1425 for the main block, with the hall remaining open until the early 17th century (hulland, 1980).


ALCOCK CITING HULLAND, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV50863.

Jointed cruck recorded (alcock, citing c. Hulland).


HULLAND, 1976, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV50865.

Vis=-/-/1976 (hulland) isolated cob, stone and slate (previously thatch). Three room cross passage plan. Remnants of screen and ceiling in cross passage. Medieval roof timbers with crucks, cranked collars, windbraces and arch bracing survive in superb condition. Carpentry:details identical to those at bury barton and thorne (see crfs). Some smoke blackening and evidence for smoke louvre. Wattle and daub partitions. House is dated from 15th century with 16th century ceiling of hall and 17th century wings. Panelling in kitchen is dated 1776, but is suspect. Alterations in 19th century included new roof rafters for roof which are dated 1852. Documentary evidence from 1330 to 1949, including associations with leigh/rudge family, is listed (hulland, 1976).


DOE, 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV50867.

Rudge farmhouse. Late c14-early c15, late c16-early c17 improvements and extensions, modernised and refurbished circa 1852. Plastered rubble with some c19 brick patching and plastered cob on rubble footings to extensions; rubble stacks with mid c19 brick chimney shafts; slate roof (thatch before 1852). Much altered 3 room and through passage plan house facing south with former service room at left end. All sashes. Interior is very good. Some early fabric remains hidden by victorian plasterwork. Roof structural features. See doe list for full details (doe, 1985).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV50869.

Hulland, c. /tda/112(1980)128-136/plans,sections.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV50870.

Alcock, n. W. /cruck construction(cba res rep 42)/(1981)110.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV50871.

Gover, j. E. B. + mawer, a. + stenton, f. M. /the place-names of devon/(1931)409.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV50872.

Des=hulland, c. /survey record/(1976)plans,elevations/in parish file.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV50873.

Des=hulland, c. /list of historic houses/(1982)/in smr.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV50874.

Doe/hhr:morchard bishop(4/11/1985)77.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV50875.

Des=keystone/devon dendro project/(k397/6)/(1997)3.


Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1931, The Place-Names of Devon: Part One (Monograph). SDV1312.

Probably home of peter atte rugge in 1330. Westrigge is documented in 1502 (mawer et al).


Unknown, 1997, Interim Report on Devon Dendrochronology Projcet (Report - Interim). SDV230147.

Vis=14+15/11/1995 (keystone) large impressive roof is substantially complete; still retains a complete set of common rafters - 5 bays with 5 trusses. Dendro analysis provided felling date for timbers of 1316 (keystone).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1312Monograph: Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M.. 1931. The Place-Names of Devon: Part One. The Place-Names of Devon: Part One. VIII. A5 Hardback.
SDV230147Report - Interim: Unknown. 1997. Interim Report on Devon Dendrochronology Projcet. Keystone Historic Buildings Consultants Report. K397/1. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV50851Migrated Record: HULLAND, 1982.
SDV50862Migrated Record: HULLAND, 1980.
SDV50863Migrated Record: ALCOCK CITING HULLAND.
SDV50865Report - Survey: HULLAND, 1976.
SDV50867Migrated Record: DOE, 1985.
SDV50869Migrated Record:
SDV50870Migrated Record:
SDV50871Migrated Record:
SDV50872Migrated Record:
SDV50873Migrated Record:
SDV50874Migrated Record:
SDV50875Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments

MDV2113Related to: Bury Barton Farmhouse, Lapford (Building)
MDV34305Related to: DESERTED SETTLEMENT in the Parish of Morchard Bishop (Monument)
MDV77414Related to: Medieval Building at Rudge Farm (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jun 4 2014 9:48AM