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HER Number:MDV30187
Name:Greencliff Farmhouse, Abbotsham


Greencliff farmhouse built in 17th century with later alterations and additions.


Grid Reference:SS 409 267
Map Sheet:SS42NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAbbotsham
Ecclesiastical ParishABBOTSHAM

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS42NW/89
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (Built, XVII - 1601 AD (Between) to 1700 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1906, 18NE (Cartographic). SDV335677.

Ordnance Survey, 1975, SS42NW (Cartographic). SDV336653.

Greencliff Farmhouse shown on Ordnance Survey 6 inch 1975 map.

Meade, H. M., 1981, Untitled Source (Worksheet). SDV336382.

Greencliff farmhouse, 17th century with alterations and additions. Built of random stone, and beach pebbles which are visible in the north wall of the east wing. Cob present above the stone walls. The whole house except for the northern part is roughcast. Slate roof. Dripstones indicate originally thatched. Windows are modern but with wood lintels. Measurements of the different rooms given on worksheet. In the east wing is a partly destroyed bread oven. The large open fireplace in the west wall is now completely filled in, also the cloam oven on north side of the fireplace. Possibly another bread oven situated in the north west room. Staircase was altered in 1970. There was a well in the north west corner of the north east room. The north west wing now forms the barn with granary above. Courtyard and path were originally cobbled but now concreted over.
Sketch plans of house, plasterwork and roof frames attached.

Department of Environment, 1988, Abbotsham, 13 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV329956.

Farmhouse.17th century, extended, altered and roofpitch widened in late 19th century. Colourwashed render over coursed slatestone rubble. Gabled slate roof 17th century stone ridge stack with drip course to left. Late 19th century brick right end stack. Three-unit plan, with entry to left of central hall. 19th century bay added to left.
2 storeys and a 4-window range. Flat rendered arches over 20th century half-glazed door to left of centre and over late 19th century two-light casements with glazing bars. 19th century extension to rear of similar materials with hipped roof. Interior inspection not possible but noted as having circa 17/18th century A frame roof.

Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J., 2007, The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report, No. 13 (Report - Assessment). SDV339712.

Greencliff Farmhouse. 17th century with altertions and additions. Built of random stone and beach pebbles with cob above. Slate roof. Dripstones indicate originally thatched. There was a well in the north-east room. The north-west wing now forms a barn with a granary above.

Ordnance Survey, 2015, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV357601.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV329956List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1988. Abbotsham. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 13.
SDV335677Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1906. 18NE. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
SDV336382Worksheet: Meade, H. M.. 1981. Worksheet.
SDV336653Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1975. SS42NW. Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. Map (Paper).
SDV339712Report - Assessment: Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J.. 2007. The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report. Exeter Archaeology Report. 06.22 (rev.1). A4 Stapled + Digital. No. 13.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #86775 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV35689Related to: Outbuilding north of Greencliff Farmhouse, Abbotsham (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 26 2023 6:29PM