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HER Number:MDV33661
Name:East Nymph Farmhouse, Spreyton


Cob and thatch L-shaped farmhouse dating to the 18th century or earlier but thoroughly refurbished and rearranged in the mid 19th century.


Grid Reference:SX 685 960
Map Sheet:SX69NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSpreyton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH TAWTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX69NE/50
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (Built, XVIII to XIX - 1701 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV247052.

Doe/hhr:south tawton/(4/3/1988)101.

Ordnance Survey, 2017, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359962.

Historic England, 2017, National Heritage List for England, 94936 (National Heritage List for England). SDV359963.

East Nymph Farmhouse. Farmhouse. C18 or earlier, thoroughly refurbished and rearranged in the mid C19. Plastered cob on stone rubble footings, it is exposed to rear; local stone rubble and cob stacks topped with C19 brick; thatch roof. Plan and development: L-shaped building. The main block faces south-east. It has a 2-room plan with central through passage which also contains the main stair. Passage rear doorway blocked in the C20. The right room has a projecting rear lateral stack of exposed cob. The left room has a disused axial stack backing onto the passage and a stone rear lateral stack is thought to serve the first floor chamber. Service wing projecting at right angles to rear of left room and contains a service stair, the turret of which projects a short distance to rear in the angle of the 2 wings. The present house is essentially the result of the mid C19 rearrangement. In fact little was observed earlier than that. House is 2 storeys. Exterior: symmetrical 3-window front, first floor 16-pane sashes and ground floor replacement horned 4-pane sashes. Central C19 panelled door behind a presumably contemporary flat roofed porch with reused C17 turned oak posts. Roof is hipped each end. Rear block has C19 and C20 casements, the oldest with glazing bars. Interior: only limited internal inspection was available at the time of this survey. No features earlier than the C19 were seen in the main block but then the C19 is a very late date for a cob stack. Rear block includes 1 soffit-chamfered crossbeam of indeterminate date. The one C18 feature is the 2-panel door to the rear block stair. Roofs not inspected.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV247052Migrated Record:
SDV359962Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2017. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #88042 ]
SDV359963National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2017. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. 94936.

Associated Monuments

MDV118713Part of: East Nymph Farm, Spreyton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 18 2017 1:02PM