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HER Number:MDV38078
Name:Lower Pithayne Farmhouse, Yarcombe

Summary

A farmhouse dated 1832 but an earlier core is suspected.

Location

Grid Reference:ST 247 089
Map Sheet:ST20NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishYarcombe
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishYARCOMBE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST20NW/54
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (Dated, XIX - 1832 AD to 1832 AD)

Full description

Unattributed, Lower Pithayne Farm, BH219006 (Ground Photograph). SDV354487.


Unattributed, Lower Pithayne Farm, BH219021-BH219022 (Un-published). SDV354489.


DOE, 1988, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV110428.

Interior contains plain c19 carpentry detail including crossbeams with narrow chamfers and brick fireplaces with plain oak lintels. It also contains a great deal of c19 joinery detail. The roof was not inspected. This is a well-preserved c19 estate farmhouse of modest proportions (doe, 1988).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV110429.

Doe/hhr:yarcombe/(16/3/1988)131.


WEST, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV22487.

Lower pithayne farmhouse. Farmhouse. Dated 1832 but an earlier core is suspected. Roughcast local stone and flint rubble; stone rubble stacks topped with c19 and c20 brick; thatch roof. Plan: l-plan farmhouse. The main block faces south and is built across the hillslope. It has a 3-room plan. The left (west) end room is a small parlour, the centre room is a dining room and between them is an axial stack serving back-to-back fireplaces. At the right (east) end there is the entrance lobby and main staircase. The rear block projects at right angles to rear of the right end. It contains the kitchen with a stack backing onto the main block and there is an unheated dairy/buttery to rear.2 storeys with lean-to outshots to rear. Exterior: regular 4-window front of c19 casements containing rectangular panes of leaded glass and there are more similar windows on the other sides. The first floor window left of centre is blind. Below is a hamstone plaque recording the rebuilding of the farmhouse in 1832 by sir t. T. F. E. Drake. There is a lean-to porch on the right end with its outer round-headed arch flush with the main front. The doorway is on the right end and it contains its original (1832) 6-panel door. Directly behind the porch is the stair window; it is tall and narrow and contains c19 coloured glass margin panes. The roofs of both wings are gable-ended.


Clements, H. A., 1994, Survey of Farmsteads in the Devon Part of the Blackdown Hills (Report - Survey). SDV344050.


Devon and Somerset County Councils, 2000-2002, Historic Farmsteads Database, BH219H (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.

Lower Pithayne Farmhouse.

Farmhouse. Dated 1832 but an earlier core is suspected. Roughcast local stone and flint rubble; stone rubble stacks topped with 19th century and 20th century brick; thatch roof. Plan: L-plan farmhouse. The main block faces south and is built across the hillslope. It has a 3-room plan. The left (west) end room is a small parlour, the centre room is a dining room and between them is an axial stack serving back-to-back fireplaces. At the right (east) end there is the entrance lobby and main staircase. The rear block projects at right angles to rear of the right end. It contains the kitchen with a stack backing onto the main block and there is an unheated dairy/buttery to rear. 2 storeys with lean-to outshots to rear.

Exterior: regular 4-window front of 19th century casements containing rectangular panes of leaded glass and there are more similar windows on the other sides. The first floor window left of centre is blind. Below is a Hamstone plaque recording the rebuilding of the farmhouse in 1832 by Sir T.T.F.E. Drake. There is a lean-to porch on the right end with its outer round-headed arch flush with the main front. The doorway is on the right end and it contains its original (1832) 6-panel door. Directly behind the porch is the stair window; it is tall and narrow and contains 19th century coloured glass margin panes. The roofs of both wings are gable-ended. Interior contains plain 19th century carpentry detail including crossbeams with narrow chamfers and brick fireplaces with plain oak lintels. It also contains a great deal of 19th century joinery detail. The roof was not inspected. This is a well-preserved 19th century estate farmhouse of modest proportions.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV110428Migrated Record: DOE, 1988.
SDV110429Migrated Record:
SDV22487Migrated Record: WEST.
SDV344050Report - Survey: Clements, H. A.. 1994. Survey of Farmsteads in the Devon Part of the Blackdown Hills. A4 Comb Bound + Digital.
SDV349681Machine readable data file: Devon and Somerset County Councils. 2000-2002. Historic Farmsteads Database. BH219H.
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: #89814 ]
SDV354487Ground Photograph: Unattributed. Lower Pithayne Farm. Blackdown Hills Historic Farmstead Survey. Digital. BH219006.
SDV354489Un-published: Unattributed. Lower Pithayne Farm. Blackdown Hills Historic Farmstead Survey. Digital. BH219021-BH219022.

Associated Monuments

MDV105452Part of: Lower Pithayne Farm, Yarcombe (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4655 - Survey of Farmsteads in the Blackdown Hills

Date Last Edited:Apr 29 2015 11:07AM