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HER Number:MDV40002
Name:Stoke Beara Farmhouse


Stoke Beara farmhouse with a datestone of 1663 but possibly with earlier origins and with later alterations


Grid Reference:SS 656 355
Map Sheet:SS63NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishStoke Rivers
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSTOKE RIVERS

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS63NE/109
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 98629

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (XVI to XX - 1600 AD to 1999 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1905, 10SW (Cartographic). SDV335637.

'Beera' shown on early 20th century map.

Department of Environment, 1986, Stoke Rivers, 93 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV343182.

English Heritage, 2009, List of Buildings of Architectural or Historic Interest (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV343181.

Stoke Beera farmhouse Listed on 18th March 1986. Farmhouse with a datestone of 1663, but earlier fabric said to be concealed. 20th century alterations. Stone rubble, heavy whitewashed render to upper storey. Slate roof to front, asbestos slate to rear with brick stacks at each gable end. Tall lateral hall stack to front with tapered cap and slated offsets. 3-cell through-passage plan. 2-storeys 5-window range. 20th century fenestration. Dripmould to right hand ground floor casement. Slated roof to 20th century rubble porch with reset datestone M1663 R. Lean-to asbestos slate roof to dairy outshut to rear. Interior: scroll stopped beams to each principal ground floor rooms. Ovolo-moulded fireplace lintel to first floor chamber at right end dated 1686 and initials PH with single fleur-de-lis type design with 2 birds and carved roundel. 2 earlier trusses remain to each end under 20th century roof, the 2 trusses at upper end formerly with 2 tiers of trenched purlins. Other details: LBS Number 98629.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV335637Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1905. 10SW. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
SDV343181List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: English Heritage. 2009. List of Buildings of Architectural or Historic Interest. Historic Houses Register. Unknown.
SDV343182List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1986. Stoke Rivers. Historic Houses Register. A4 Bound. 93.

Associated Monuments

MDV40003Related to: Bank Barn at Stoke Beara Farm (Building)
MDV75789Related to: Earthwork west of Stoke Beara Farmstead (Monument)
MDV40004Related to: Stables at Stoke Beara Farm (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 29 2009 8:51AM