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HER Number:MDV35969
Name:Bodmiscombe Farmhouse, Uffculme

Summary

Farmhouse probably dating to circa 1600, with later additions and extensions.

Location

Grid Reference:ST 108 098
Map Sheet:ST10NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishUffculme
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishUFFCULME

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST10NW/34

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (XVI to XVIII - 1600 AD to 1800 AD (Between))

Full description

Clements, H. A., Report on Buildings at Risk in the Devon Part of the Blackdown Hills, 19, 56, 108 (Report - non-specific). SDV344049.

Risk level 3. Unoccupied. Poor condition (B.A.R 2.1.3). Other details: Photo.


Department of Environment, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV331963.

Roof: straight principals come well down into walls, crossed, halved and pegged at apex (doe).


WHICH IS BLOCKED TO THE FRONT, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV46117.

Bodmiscombe farm. Probably circa 1600, with later additions and extensions. Mostly roughcast random rubble, although much of the upper walling is of lath and plaster. Gable-end slate roof. Possibly a 3 or 4-room, through-passage plan house originally, the service end to the left of the passage (which is blocked to the front), and later extended by 2 rooms. This extension is heated by a rear lateral external stack, mostly of brick. The original service end heated by an axial (formerly end) stone stack; the hall heated by a large external rear lateral stone stack with set-offs, the stone shaft dismantled; the inner room is heated by a large axial stack which also heats a fourth room beyond, which may or may not be part of the original design. This fourth room may have replaced an originally detached kitchen, a building to its rear with deep chamfered beam and large fireplace with oven. Rear staircase, circa 1800.2 storeys detached kitchen. Rear stairwing added circa 1800.2 storeys.


WOODEN FRAMES WITH CAST-IRON GLAZING BARS, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV46118.

Exterior. Front: regular 7-window range; first floor and ground floor windows identical, that is c19 3-light casements (wooden frames with cast-iron glazing bars) to the service end and service end extension; the rest of the house with mid-c20 metal casement windows. Irregular fenestration to rear. The lath and plaster upper wall is exposed in part and constitutes a high proportion of the total wall area, ie the top-most 7' or so.


PROBABLY PLANK AND MUNTIN, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV46119.

Interior: of the early house the hall ceiling beams remain intact and visible; they are intersecting, and form 4 panels, the composite moulding comprising cyma reversa, cavetto and bead. The present occupier mentions the existence of a screen (probably plank and muntin) to the lower end, and a large fireplace lintel and jambs, all concealed. The present main entrance leads into a passage which cuts across the hall beams. Some small plaster cornices of circa 1800, and considerable joinery of that date (mainly panelled doors); the dog-leg stair, with stick balusters and turned newels, is lit by a tall round-headed 2-light window with y-tracery.2 doors (1 with hl hinges) may be late c17 or early c18.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV46121.

Doe/hhr:uffculme/(15/4/1987)102.


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV46122.

Aph=dap/kf 10-12/(21/3/1988).


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV46123.

Aph=dap/ug 6-8(15/5/1991).


Devon County Council, 1997-2002, Buildings at Risk Survey in the Devon Part of the Blackdown Hills AONB (Un-published). SDV344048.

Photo shows a long gable-ended white-washed building with a corrugated iron roof.


Devon and Somerset County Councils, 2000-2002, Historic Farmsteads Database, BH183H (Machine readable data file). SDV349681.

No information supplied.


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


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

Bodmiscombe Farmhouse. Probably circa 1600, with later additions and extensions. Mostly roughcast random rubble, although much of the upper walling is of lath and plaster. Gable-end slate roof. Possibly a 3 or 4-room, though-passage plan house originally, the service end to the left of the passage (which is blocked to the front), and later extended by 2 rooms. This extension is heated by a rear lateral external stack, mostly of brick. The original service end heated by an axial (formerly end) stone stack; the hall heated by a large external rear lateral stone stack with set- offs, the stone shaft dismantled; the inner room is heated by a large axial stack which also heats a fourth room beyond, which may or may not be part of the original design. This fourth room may have replaced an originally detached kitchen, a building to its rear with deep chamfered beam and large fireplace with oven. Rear staircase, circa 1800. 2 storeys detached kitchen. Rear stairwing added circa 1800. 2 storeys.
Exterior. Front: regular 7-window range; first floor and ground floor windows identical, that are 19th century 3-light casements (wooden frames with cast-iron glazing bars) to the service end and service end extension; the rest of the house with mid-20th century metal casement windows. Irregular fenestration to rear. The lath and plaster upper wall is exposed in part and constitutes a high proportion of the total wall area, i.e. the top-most 7' or so.
Interior: of the early house the hall ceiling beams remain intact and visible; they are intersecting, and form 4 panels, the composite moulding comprising cyma reversa, cavetto and bead. The present occupier mentions the existence of a screen (probably plank and muntin) to the lower end, and a large fireplace lintel and jambs, all concealed. The present main entrance leads into a passage which cuts across the hall beams. Some small plaster cornices of circa 1800, and considerable joinery of that date (mainly panelled doors); the dog-leg stair, with stick balusters and turned newels, is lit by a tall round-headed 2-light window with Y-tracery. 2 doors (1 with HL hinges) may be late 17th century or early 18th century. Roof: straight principals come well down into walls, crossed, halved and pegged at apex.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV331963Migrated Record: Department of Environment.
SDV344048Un-published: Devon County Council. 1997-2002. Buildings at Risk Survey in the Devon Part of the Blackdown Hills AONB. Buildings at Risk Survey in the Devon Part of the Blackdown Hills AONB. Mixed Archive Material + Digital.
SDV344049Report - non-specific: Clements, H. A.. Report on Buildings at Risk in the Devon Part of the Blackdown Hills. Devon County Council Report. A4 Comb Bound + Digital. 19, 56, 108.
SDV349681Machine readable data file: Devon and Somerset County Councils. 2000-2002. Historic Farmsteads Database. BH183H.
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: #88848 ]
SDV46117Migrated Record: WHICH IS BLOCKED TO THE FRONT.
SDV46118Migrated Record: WOODEN FRAMES WITH CAST-IRON GLAZING BARS.
SDV46119Migrated Record: PROBABLY PLANK AND MUNTIN.
SDV46121Migrated Record:
SDV46122Aerial Photograph:
SDV46123Aerial Photograph:

Associated Monuments

MDV105291Part of: Bodmiscombe Farm (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4580 - Buildings at Risk Survey
  • EDV4654 - Buildings at Risk Re-Survey

Date Last Edited:May 14 2015 12:03PM