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HER Number:MDV37284
Name:Plumley farmhouse, Bovey Tracey

Summary

Late 16th or 17th century farmhouse, remodelled and enlarged in early-19th century (certainly by 1845). Early part of cob and stone, 19th century addition of stone rubble, the whole rendered externally. Slated roofs. Plan consists of a 16th or 17th century rear range, long enough to have contained a three-room-and-cross-passage plan. In front of it, at left hand end, is an L-shaped 19th century range with entrance porch in the angle of the L. Present exterior, which corresponds almost exactly with that shown in a drawing of 1845, is designed in a romantic Tudor style with wood mullions and stucco hoodmoulds to the windows.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 801 801
Map Sheet:SX88SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBovey Tracey
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishBOVEY TRACEY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX88SW/81
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (XVI to XVII - 1575 AD to 1699 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 03/07/1984, Bovey Tracey (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV289647.

Plumley farmhouse. Late 16th or 17th century, remodelled and enlarged in early-19th century (certainly by 1845). Early part of cob and stone, 19th century addition of stone rubble, the whole rendered externally. Slated roofs. Front of the 19th century range has two large projecting chimneystacks with offsets.
Plan consists of a 16th or 17th century rear range, long enough to have contained a three-room-and-cross-passage plan. In front of it, at left hand end, is an L-shaped 19th century range with entrance porch in the angle of the L. Two storeys.
Present exterior, which corresponds almost exactly with that shown in a drawing of 1845, is designed in a romantic Tudor style with wood mullions and stucco hoodmoulds to the windows. Entrance porch. 19th century addition has original wooden open well stair with thin square section balusters and octagonal newels with moulded caps. Older rear range has chamfered beams with notched step-stops, some of them slightly rounded. Roof rebuilt in 19th century. See list for full details.


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

Depicted on the modern mapping.


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

2/25 Plumley Farmhouse, - including cottage immediately north-west of house GV II
Farmhouse. Late C16 or C17, remodelled and enlarged in early C19 (certainly by 1845). Early part of cob and stone, C19 addition of stone rubble, the whole rendered externally. Slated roofs with late C19 glazed ridge-tiles, the gables finished with stone copings and kneelers. Front of the C19 range has 2 large projecting chimneystacks with offsets, these having paired shafts, chamfered and stopped, with tapered tops. 3 other plain stacks with C19 tapered tops: one on ridge at rear of C19 range, the others on the ridge of the older range, in the centre and on the right-hand gable. Plan consists of a C16 or C17 rear range, long enough to have contained a 3-room and cross-passage plan. In front of it, at left- hand end, is an L-shaped C19 range with entrance porch in the angle of the L. 2 storeys. Present exterior, which corresponds almost exactly with that shown in a drawing of 1845, is designed in a romantic Tudor style with wood mullions and stucco hoodmoulds to the windows. Entrance porch has 2-centred arch with hood mould; inner door has 3 tall ogee-headed panels with glazed head tracery above. Second storey of porch has window with cranked head containing an 8-pane fixed wood sash with old glass. To left of porch is one of the large projecting chimneystacks, this having a small inserted ground-storey window to its right. To right of porch is the gabled L-wing with one window in each storey; ground storey window has 4 lights, the second storey window 3 lights, all with 8 panes per light, mostly of old glass. The right- hand side wall of wing has the other large projecting stack to left and a mullioned- and-transomed stair window to right, each of its 4 lights with 6 panes. To right of the wing is the exposed end of the old house, 3 windows wide, the left-hand bay forming a slight projection. In ground storey the left-hand window is of 4 mulilioned-and-transomed lights, the mullions ovolo-moulded on the inside and the lower part possibly of C17 date; leaded panes, one light an old iron casement with original catch. Above, in second storey, a 3-light mullioned window with old iron casement in centre having leaded panes. To right in ground storey is a window of 3 lights with 3 panes per light, and then a window of 2-lights with 2 panes per light. In second storey a pair of 2-light windows, each light of 8 panes, under a single hoodmould.
Interior: C19 addition has original wooden open well stair with thin square section balusters and octagonal newels with moulded caps. Older rear range has chamfered beams with notched step-stops, some of them slightly rounded. Roof rebuilt in C19. Farmyard: immediately north-west of the house and included in the listing is a cottage, probably of late C17 or early C18. It has rendered solid walls and a slated roof. In gable end a large projecting chimneystack with offsets. It is 2- storeys and 3-windows wide, the windows containing small, 2-light C19 casements. It may prove to have early features concealed under plaster. West of the house, and separately listed, is a U-shaped range of farm buildings, partly late C16 or C17 and partly C19. Source: Sketch of 1845 by Elizabeth Croker (Devon Record Office, 2160A add.7/PZ4, p8).
Listing NGR: SX8035480233

Sources / Further Reading

SDV289647List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 03/07/1984. Bovey Tracey. Historic Houses Register. Unknown.
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: #89437 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV97607Part of: Plumley Farmstead, Bovey Tracey (Monument)
MDV37285Related to: Cottage north-west of Plumley farmhouse, Bovey Tracey (Building)
MDV37286Related to: Farm buildings west of Plumley farmhouse, Bovey Tracey (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Mar 13 2017 3:20PM