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HER Number:MDV24520
Name:Lower Ridge Farmhouse

Summary

Lower ridge. Probably late medieval in origin. Refashioned in xvii and further altered later t-shaped plan. Rubble and flint walls with brick stacks. Main block has stone coped gables. Two storeys. Stone mullioned windows and casements with leaded lights (doe, 1984).

Location

Grid Reference:ST 299 059
Map Sheet:ST20NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishChardstock
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHARDSTOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST20NE/32
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II*): 87791

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BUILDING (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

DOE, 1984, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV116152.

Lower ridge. Probably late medieval in origin. Refashioned in xvii and further altered later t-shaped plan. Rubble and flint walls with brick stacks. Main block has stone coped gables. Two storeys. Stone mullioned windows and casements with leaded lights (doe, 1984).


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV116153.

Roof timbers are of upper cruck type (osa).


NMR CITING OS, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV116155.

The s wing of the 't' is a barn, the n part now incorporated into the farmhouse. The roof timbers are of upper cruck type, probably indicative of 16c/17c date (nmr citing os).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV116157.

Doe/hhr:axminster rd/(1953)8.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV116158.

Osa=st20ne30.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV116159.

Doe/hhr:62:part of east devon(19/10/1984)35.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV116160.

Des=laithwaite, j. M. W. /sketch plan of lower ridge(23/5/1991)/in parish file.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV116161.

Nbr=st20ne/512158/32164/report, plan + drawing in nbr/().


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Vis=28/7/1960 (os) the main house of lower ridge is the e block of the t-plan, the w + s parts being formed by a kitchen, cottages and a barn. The house proper is in good condition with internal and external 17c features.(a heavily ornamented 17c fireplace in the w end of the house was brought by the owner from a demolished building at sidmouth). The unbonded kitchen wing to the w may be earlier but the cruder type of beam and massive wood lintel to the fireplace are features commonly found in the lesser domestic offices of 17c houses.


LAITHWAITE, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV8052.

Vis=23/5/1991 (laithwaite) ground floor sketch plan of lower ridge, chardstock has been drawn by the owner on 23/5/1991 (laithwaite).


Fisher, J., 1999, East Devon Conservation Area Appraisals: Chardstock, 11 (Report - non-specific). SDV346476.

Lower Ridge (one mile north-west of the village) is a former 17th century farmhouse, almost symmetrical, with walls in coursed square blocks of flint with Beer stone dressings. Windows are three and four light mullions with ovolo and hollow mouldings. Here too is a massive fireplace extending almost across the whole width of the house, a feature typical of this area. There are many good 17th century fittings with sgraffito plasterwork in two fireplaces and many broadly chamfered cross-beams. The house is T-shaped, with a great barn forming the shank of the T.


Adams, A., 2010, Sgraffito - Decorated and Painted Plaster on Devon Fireplaces, 4; Fig 10 (Report - non-specific). SDV354436.

Sgraffito-decorated fireplace.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV116152Migrated Record: DOE, 1984.
SDV116153Migrated Record: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division.
SDV116155Migrated Record: NMR CITING OS.
SDV116157Migrated Record:
SDV116158Migrated Record:
SDV116159Migrated Record:
SDV116160Migrated Record:
SDV116161Migrated Record:
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV346476Report - non-specific: Fisher, J.. 1999. East Devon Conservation Area Appraisals: Chardstock. East Devon District Council. A4 Stapled + Digital. 11.
SDV354436Report - non-specific: Adams, A.. 2010. Sgraffito - Decorated and Painted Plaster on Devon Fireplaces. Exeter Archaeology. 10.24. A4 Grip Bound + Digital. 4; Fig 10.
SDV8052Migrated Record: LAITHWAITE.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Apr 27 2015 1:10PM