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HER Number:MDV82103
Name:Glebe Farmhouse, Glebe Farm


A farmhouse, which was formerly a row of three cottages. Early 18th century in date and later refurbished in the early-mid 20th century.


Grid Reference:ST 245 082
Map Sheet:ST20NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishYarcombe
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishYARCOMBE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • COTTAGE NON SPECIFIC (Unknown date)
  • FARMHOUSE (XVIII to XX - 1701 AD to 1975 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon and Somerset County Councils, 2000-2002, Historic Farmsteads Database, BH215H (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.

Glebe Farmhouse.

Farmhouse, formerly a row of 3 cottages. Early 18th century, refurbished in the early - mid 20th century. Plastered local stone and flint rubble; stone rubble stacks, one is disused, the other is topped with 20th century brick; thatch roof.

Plan: 3-room plan house facing west with its left (south) end abutting the churchyard. The left end room is a parlour and has a projecting gable-end stack. There is an axial stack between the other 2 rooms which formerly served back-to-back fireplaces. It seems that the house was once a row of 3 1-up, 1-down cottages but the 20th century alterations have combined to remove or cover up the evidence of its development. 2 storeys.

Exterior: irregular 5-window front of mostly 20th century casements without glazing bars although a couple are 19th century with their glazing bars removed. The first floor windows rise into the thatch. There are 2 front doorways, one at the right end and another towards the left end and both contains 20th century doors. The window immediately right of the left doorway is blocking another doorway. The roof is half-hipped each end. Interior is largely the result of 20th century modernisations. The carpentry detail of the left (south) room is 20th century so too is the fireplace here. However both the centre and right rooms have chamfered axial beams with straight cut stops. The centre room fireplace is largely built of stone rubble, it has a chamfered oak lintel and contains a Bideford cloam oven. The fireplace to the right room is blocked and its space has been taken up by a lavatory closet. The roof, for the most part is made up of common rafter couples which may be original but there is one 18th century A-frame truss with a pegged lap-jointed collar. Glebe Farmhouse is one of an attractive group of listed buildings in the small village of Yarcombe.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV349681Machine readable data file: Devon and Somerset County Councils. 2000-2002. Historic Farmsteads Database. BH215H.
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: #108207 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV105442Part of: Glebe Farm (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 11 2017 12:00AM