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HER Number:MDV40005
Name:Fernham Farmhouse


Fernham farmhouse with 17th century origins remodelled and extended to incorporate the granaryto the east in the 19th century


Grid Reference:SS 678 368
Map Sheet:SS63NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBratton Fleming
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBRATTON FLEMING

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS63NE/108
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 98545

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (XVI to XIX - 1600 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Fernham farmhouse shown on 19th century map as a small rectangular building with a large agricultural building adjoining the eastern side.

Ordnance Survey, 1905, 10NE (Cartographic). SDV335636.

Department of Environment, 1986, Bratton Fleming, 42 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV343163.

Child, P., 1992, Untitled Source (Personal Comment). SDV343165.

Fernham farmhouse was visited on 21st January 1992 when building work was in progress. All visible roof trusses of 'A' type with crossed apices. Dining room fire has stepped stop lintel. Kitchen appears to be addition to original 2-room house, and previous owner remembers it in storage use. No sign of any great antiquity.

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

Fernham farmhouse was Listed on 18th March 1986. It has 17th century origins, remodelled and extended in the early 19th century. Colour washed rendered rubble. Slate roofs with gable ends and clay ridge tiles. 2 roughcast rendered axial stacks with tapered caps and rubble stack at right gable end with tapered cap and slate weatherings. Original core of house comprises through-passage and room to right with stack backing onto through-passage. Room to left probably rebuilt in early 19th century and extended to incorporate granary now converted into part of dwelling. Rebuilding at right end which has lower roof level. 2-storeys 5-window range of 12-paned horned sashes. Slate roof to gabled porch with windows flanking 1/2 glazed door and side windows all with marginal glazing bars. 12-paned horned sashes to each side and French windows at right end. Slated outshut to rear, continuous except at right end where stone steps rise to granary plank door. Sundial over porch by Thomas Berry dated 1819. 19th century matchboard dado panelling to room at upper end, where latch doors also survive, otherwise interior altered. Other details: LBS Number 98545.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV335636Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1905. 10NE. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV343163List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1986. Bratton Fleming. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 42.
SDV343165Personal Comment: Child, P.. 1992. Plan.
SDV343181List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: English Heritage. 2009. List of Buildings of Architectural or Historic Interest. Historic Houses Register. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV75777Related to: Water Meadows east of Fernam Farm (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 9 2017 9:38AM