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HER Number:MDV33097
Name:The Homestead and Homestead Cottage, Bickington


Tenement farmhouse now divided into two occupations. The building of rendered cob and stone under a part tile, part asbestos slate roof, dates to the 17th century, although earlier fabric may survive concealed. It was remodelled with gothick style detailing and extended in the early 19th century.


Grid Reference:SS 534 324
Map Sheet:SS53SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishFremington
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishFREMINGTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS53SW/102
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (XVII to XIX - 1601 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Building depicted but not named.

Wessex Archaeology, 2011, Land to the West of Tews Lane, Bickington, Barnstaple, Devon: Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment, 6, Appendix 1 (Report - Assessment). SDV352137.

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

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

The Homestead and Homestead Cottage II Tenement farmhouse, now divided into 2 occupations. C17 with possibly earlier fabric concealed, remodelled and extended at left end in early C19. Rendered stone and cob. Partially tiled, part asbestos slate roof. Rendered front lateral hall stack and axial brick stack to right. Hall and inner room with a rear kitchen wing forming L-shape survive of C17 farmhouse with a single storey outbuilding to right of axial stack also of C17 date now taken in to form part of dwelling. In the early C19 the house was remodelled with Gothick style detailing, and a tall, virtually rectangular 2-storey single bay extension with cellar added at higher left end, set back slightly from the main range. Main range 2 storeys, former outbuilding single storey with attic storey, C19 addition 2 storeys with cellar. 3-window range of C19 2-light casements, 8 panes per light with gabled dormers above 3 similar windows but with Gothick pointed arch glazing bars to the top panes, the left hand window inserted in former cross- passage doorway. Single hornless 12 paned sashes on each floor to C19 extension at left end. To the base of its gable wall is a reset inverted timber lintel dated 1704, the date flanking a carved initialled heart. Interior: C17 roof structure largely intact over earlier range, with heavy principals to 2 trusses over hall and inner room and lighter single truss over former outbuilding formerly with trenched purlins and lap-jointed collar. Some early joinery with integral cupboard survives to hall which has C17 ceiling beams. Hall/cross-passage partition removed, probably in the C19. C19 moulded plaster cornice to principal rooms in C19 extension. Pair of Gothick doors, 3 panels high to rear kitchen wing, brought from the nearby Belmont Lodge - demolished in 1970s.

Department of Environment, 29/05/1986, Fremington, 8 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV342173.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV342173List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 29/05/1986. Fremington. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 8.
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: #87652 ]
SDV352137Report - Assessment: Wessex Archaeology. 2011. Land to the West of Tews Lane, Bickington, Barnstaple, Devon: Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment. Wessex Archaeology Report. 76470.01. A4 Stapled + Digital. 6, Appendix 1.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 24 2014 10:15AM