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HER Number:MDV71137
Name:Chittlehampton, Higher Biddacot Farmhouse


17th century rubble and cob farmhouse, with 16th century panelling. On site of medieval farmstead.


Grid Reference:SS 629 256
Map Sheet:SS62NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishChittlehampton
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHITTLEHAMPTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (XVI to Post Medieval - 1501 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

French, K. + French, C., 1957, Devonshire Plasterwork, 126, 131 (Article in Serial). SDV4676.

Single rib plasterwork of very early period, 1560-1570.

Andrews, J. H. B., 1962, Chittlehampton, 324 (Article in Serial). SDV82648.

Higher Biddacot, farmstead. House has panelling in the kitchen and some fine plasterwork in one bedroom.

Department of Environment, 1964, South Molton Rural District, 14 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV320155.

Early 17th century and later. Rubble with cob and rubble stacks, one lateral. Doorway has square framed wood moulded surround. Open fireplace in hall, and early 16th century linenfold panelling. Round headed wood doorway to kitchen. Moulded plaster ceiling on first floor.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV320155List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1964. South Molton Rural District. Historic Houses Register. Unknown. 14.
SDV4676Article in Serial: French, K. + French, C.. 1957. Devonshire Plasterwork. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 89. A5 Hardback. 126, 131.
SDV82648Article in Serial: Andrews, J. H. B.. 1962. Chittlehampton. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 94. A5 Hardback. 324.

Associated Monuments

MDV994Related to: Chittlehampton, Higher Biddacot (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 23 2005 8:59AM