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HER Number:MDV38131
Name:Hart's Farmhouse, Clayhidon

Summary

The farmhouse is probably a mid-17th century remodelling of an earlier building, with later alterations.

Location

Grid Reference:ST 170 121
Map Sheet:ST11SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishClayhidon
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCLAYHIDON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST11SE/38
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (Built, XVI to XVII - 1540 AD to 1700 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV332993.

Exterior front: 5 window range. Except for one c19 casement, all are c20 casement windows.2 doors, that to the passage with slate-roofed porch. Some buttressing. A datestone, the date unfortunately too weathered to be read, appears to have decoration of circa 1650. Rear: c19 casement windows with brick surrounds to rear wing. C19 outshut. To one side of the truncated rear stack mentioned above are the remains of an external flight of stone stairs. Interior: principal room (to left of passage from which it was divided by a now dismantled plank and muntin screen) with cross ceiling beam, chamfered with scroll stops. Access from this to the extreme left-hand room is through a doorway arch with cranked lintel with an incised decorative loop at its apex. This room has 3 cross ceiling beams, chamfered and unstopped. Right-hand rooms with roughly worked (or boxed) cross ceiling beams. Rear wing with 3 cross ceiling beams with composite cavetto and convex mouldings: these look c16, and are not in situ. There are 2 other doorway arches on the first floor similar to that described above, with the notched loop decorative moulding (doe).


POSSIBLY ORIGINALLY A 3 ROOM, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV33712.

Hart's farmhouse. Farmhouse. Probably a mid c17 remodelling of an earlier building, with later alterations. Random rubble chert; gable end slate roof. Plan: 4 room (possibly originally a 3 room) through-passage plan house. The first hall (heated by an axial stack backing onto the passage) is to the right of the passage; the service end detailing suggests that in the c17 this became the principal room. It is heated by an axial (formerly an end) stack. It is likely that at this time were added the left-hand room (heated by a now truncated external rear lateral stack) and the wing to the rear of this and the original service room. The wing contains high-quality moulded ceiling beams that are not in situ, and these may have been removed from the early hall when it was reduced in status. The rear wing has both an axial and a truncated end stack. Extant shafts are of brick except the original hall stack which is of dressed stone with moulded cap and weathering. Main stairs to rear of the early hall.2 storeys.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV33714.

Doe/hhr:clayhidon/(15/4/1987)7.


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

17th century farmhouse.


Devon and Somerset County Councils, 2000-2002, Historic Farmsteads Database, BH093H (Machine readable data file). SDV349681.

No information supplied.


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

Hart's Farmhouse. Probably a mid-17th century remodelling of an earlier building, with later alterations. Random rubble chert; gable end slate roof. Plan: 4 room (possibly originally a 3 room) through-passage plan house. The first hall (heated by an axial stack backing onto the passage) is to the right of the passage; the service end detailing suggests that in the 17th century this became the principal room. It is heated by an axial (formerly an end) stack. It is likely that at this time were added the left-hand room (heated by a now truncated external rear lateral stack) and the wing to the rear of this and the original service room. The wing contains high-quality moulded ceiling beams that are not in situ, and these may have been removed from the early hall when it was reduced in status. The rear wing has both an axial and a truncated end stack. Extant shafts are of brick except the original hall stack which is of dressed stone with moulded cap and weathering. Main stairs to rear of the early hall. 2 storeys. Exterior Front: 5 window range. Except for one 19th century casement, all are 20th century casement windows. 2 doors, that to the passage with slate-roofed porch. Some buttressing. A datestone, the date unfortunately too weathered to be read, appears to have decoration of circa 1650. Rear: 19th century casement windows with brick surrounds to rear wing. 19th century outshut. To one side of the truncated rear stack mentioned above are the remains of an external flight of stone stairs. Interior: principal room (to left of passage from which it was divided by a now dismantled plank and muntin screen) with cross ceiling beam, chamfered with scroll stops. Access from this to the extreme left-hand room is through a doorway arch with cranked lintel with an incised decorative loop at its apex. This room has 3 cross ceiling beams, chamfered and unstopped. Right-hand rooms with roughly worked (or boxed) cross ceiling beams. Rear wing with 3 cross ceiling beams with composite cavetto and convex mouldings: these look 16th century, and are not in situ. There are 2 other doorway arches on the first floor similar to that described above, with the notched loop decorative moulding. Historical note: a painting of the house by Robert Bevan (a Camden Town School artist) is in the possession of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV332993Migrated Record: Department of Environment.
SDV33712Migrated Record: POSSIBLY ORIGINALLY A 3 ROOM.
SDV33714Migrated Record:
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. BH093H.
SDV350785National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2013. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV80045Part of: Hart's Farm, Clayhidon (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4655 - Survey of Farmsteads in the Blackdown Hills

Date Last Edited:Apr 16 2015 10:17AM