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HER Number:MDV38000
Name:Beards Farmhouse, West Buckfastleigh

Summary

Circa early-16th century farmhouse, floored and stack inserted in 17th century. Three room and through passage plan with inserted axial hall stack backing onto through passage, and inserted hall ceiling. Kitchen may have been originally a shippon but now has gable end stack.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 706 680
Map Sheet:SX76NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWest Buckfastleigh
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKFASTLEIGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX76NW/165
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (Built, XV to XVI - 1500 AD to 1550 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Farmhouse is depicted on the late 19th century historic mapping as part of the Lower Coombe hamlet.


Department of Environment, 1986, West Buckfastleigh, 87 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV347601.

Beards Farmhouse. Farmhouse. Circa early-16th century, floored and stack inserted in 17th century. Stone rubble. Steeply pitched slate roof with gabled ends. Rendered chimney stack behind ridge with granite weathering.
Three room and through passage plan with inserted axial hall stack backing onto through passage, and inserted hall ceiling. Kitchen may have been originally a shippon but now has gable end stack. Higher end appears to be partly rebuilt. Staircase is slight projection on rear wall of hall. Two storeys. Three window range. 19th century two-light casements with glazing bars. Through passage doorway to left of centre is slight projection with 19th/20th century gabled timber porch and plank door. Slight projection for staircase at rear. Lower corrugated iron roof at right hand (west) end and lean-to at left hand (east) end.
Interior: closely spaced wavey and chamfered ceiling beams in hall. Blocked axial fireplace in hall, said to have granite jamb. Boarded partition between through passage and lower room may conceal screen. Heavy joists over through passage. Ceiling beam in lower room boxed in. Gable end fireplace in lower room blocked. Timber newel stairs at rear of hall by fireplace with timber doorframe incorporating frame to cupboard to side. Three smoke-blackened trusses, only front blades survive and stump of truncated blade at back. Morticed for threaded purlins and for collars which have been replaced. The truss blades at back are later. Some of the smoke-blackened rafters have been reused as joists in the roof over the ceiling.


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

Building is depicted on the modern mapping at Beards Farm.


Historic England, 2017, National Heritage List for England, Accessed 13/02/2017 (National Heritage List for England). SDV359963.

WEST BUCKFASTLEIGH LOWER COMBE SX 76 NW - 4/156 Beards Farmhouse - - II
Farmhouse. Circa early C16, floored and stack inserted in Cl7. Stone rubble. Steeply pitched slate roof with gabled ends. Rendered chimney stack behind ridge with granite weathering.
Three room and through passage plan with inserted axial hall stack backing onto through passage, and inserted hall ceiling. Kitchen may have been originally a shippon but now has gable end stack. Higher end appears to be partly rebuilt. Staircase is slight projection on rear wall of hall. Two storeys. Three window range. C19 two-light casements with glazing bars. Through passage doorway to left of centre is slight projection with C19/20 gabled timber porch and plank door. Slight projection for staircase at rear. Lower corrugated iron roof at right hand (west) end and lean-to at left hand (east) end.
Interior: Closely spaced wavey and chamfered ceiling beams in hall. Blocked axial fireplace in hall, said to have granite jamb. Boarded partition between through passage and lower room may conceal screen. Heavy joists over through passage. Ceiling beam in lower room boxed in. Gable end fireplace in lower room blocked. Timber newel stairs at rear of hall by fireplace with timber doorframe incorporating frame to cupboard to side. Three smoke-blackened trusses, only front blades survive and stump of truncated blade at back. Morticed for threaded purlins and for collars which have been replaced The truss blades at back are later. Some of the smoke-blackened rafters have been reused as joists in the roof over the ceiling.
Listing NGR: SX7060768059

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV347601List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1986. West Buckfastleigh. Historic Houses Register. A4 Single Sheet. 87.
SDV359962Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2017. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #89753 ]
SDV359963National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2017. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. Accessed 13/02/2017.

Associated Monuments

MDV78038Part of: Beards Farm, West Buckfastleigh (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 13 2017 9:24AM