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HER Number:MDV38079
Name:Higher Pithayne Farmhouse, Yarcombe

Summary

An early 19th century farmhouse, with some circa 1970 modernisation. The front garden is enclosed by a stone wall built at the same time as the house.

Location

Grid Reference:ST 246 091
Map Sheet:ST20NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishYarcombe
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishYARCOMBE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST20NW/53
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (XIX to XX - 1801 AD to 1980 AD (Between))

Full description

Unattributed, Higher Pithayne Farm, BH217001 (Ground Photograph). SDV354475.


Unattributed, Higher Pithayne Farm, BH217021-BH217022 (Un-published). SDV354476.


Department of Environment, 1988, Yarcombe, 129 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV96900.

Higher Pithayne Farmhouse including front garden wall adjoining to south east.

Farmhouse. Early 19th century, some circa 1970 modernisation. Plastered local farmhouse. Early 19th century, some circa 1970 modernisation. Plastered local stone and flint rubble, some hamstone ashlar detail; stone rubble stacks with hamstone ashlar chimneyshafts; thatch roof. Plan: double depth plan house facing south-east. There is a front and back room either side of the central entrance hall. The stairs apparently rise off the passage. Gable-end stacks both ends.2 storeys.

Exterior: symmetrical 3-window front of 20th century casements with glazing bars. The central doorway has a hamstone ashlar surround with flat doric pilasters and flat coping. It has an elliptical head containing a fanlight over a 6-panel door. The roof is gable-ended with shaped kneelers and coping. Interior was not available for inspection at the time of this survey but the owner reported that it had been extensively modernised circa 1970 including a new staircase. The front garden is enclosed by a stone wall built at the same time as the house. It is built of roughly-squared blocks of local stone rubble laid to rough courses and with flat hamstone coping. At each corner are square-section terminal piers with hamstone vase finials. From each side of the house front and set back very slightly the walls project outwards in front of the outshots. They are tall and ramp down to the corner piers. Each contains a round-headed opening; a doorway to right and window (including radial glazing bars) to left. At the front directly in front if the doorway to the house are gate posts with vase finials and containing a 19th century iron gate.


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


Devon and Somerset County Councils, 2000-2002, Historic Farmsteads Database, BH217H (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.

Higher Pithayne farmhouse including front garden walls adjoining to south-east.

Farmhouse. Early 19th century, some circa 1970 modernisation. Plastered local stone and flint rubble, some Hamstone ashlar detail; stone rubble stacks with Hamstone ashlar chimneyshafts; thatch roof.

Plan: double depth plan house facing south-east. There is a front and back room either side of the central entrance hall. The stairs apparently rise off the passage. Gable-end stacks both ends. 2 storeys.

Exterior: symmetrical 3-window front of 20th century casements with glazing bars. The central doorway has a Hamstone ashlar surround with flat Doric pilasters and flat coping. It has an ellipitical head containing a fanlight over a 6-panel door. The roof is gable-ended with shaped kneelers and coping. Interior was not available for inspection at the time of this survey but the owner reported that it had been extensively modernised circa 1970 including a new staircase. The front garden is enclosed by a stone wall built at the same time as the house. It is built of roughly-squared blocks of local stone rubble laid to rough courses and with flat Hamstone coping. At each corner are square-section terminal piers with Hamstone vase finials. From each side of the house front and set back very slightly the walls project outwards in front of the outshots. They are tall and ramp down to the corner piers. Each contains a round-headed opening; a doorway to right and window (including radial glazing bars) to left. At the front directly in front if the doorway to the house are gate posts with vase finials and containing a 19th century iron gate.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV344050Report - Survey: Clements, H. A.. 1994. Survey of Farmsteads in the Devon Part of the Blackdown Hills. A4 Comb Bound + Digital. Annotated plan.
SDV349681Machine readable data file: Devon and Somerset County Councils. 2000-2002. Historic Farmsteads Database. BH217H.
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: #89815 ]
SDV354475Ground Photograph: Unattributed. Higher Pithayne Farm. Blackdown Hills Historic Farmstead Survey. Digital. BH217001.
SDV354476Un-published: Unattributed. Higher Pithayne Farm. Blackdown Hills Historic Farmstead Survey. Digital. BH217021-BH217022.
SDV96900List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1988. Yarcombe. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 129.

Associated Monuments

MDV105447Part of: Higher Pithayne Farm, Yarcombe (Monument)
MDV112075Related to: Front Garden Wall at Higher Pithayne Farm, Yarcombe (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4655 - Survey of Farmsteads in the Blackdown Hills

Date Last Edited:Apr 24 2015 3:33PM