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HER Number:MDV88908
Name:Great Gornhay Farmhouse


Circa early-mid 18th century extension and remodelling of an earlier house with 19th and 20th century alterations.


Grid Reference:SS 973 133
Map Sheet:SS91SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTiverton
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTIVERTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref: 488292

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (XVIII - 1701 AD to 1800 AD)

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

English Heritage, 2012, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV348729.

House. Circa early-mid 18th century extension and remodelling of an earlier house; 19th and 20th century alterations. Rendered stone, partly stone rubble and cob. Bitumen-coated slate hipped and gable-ended roofs. Brick axial and gable-end stacks. Plan: The earlier range is the rear [north-east] wing, which was extended by the addition of a two-storey two-room plan cross-wing with a symmetrical five-bay front facing south west. The original range was largely rebuilt in the 19th century, but at its north east [rear] end there is the remains of an earlier range extensively rebuilt in about the 18th century. Exterior: two storeys. Formerly symmetrical five-bay south-west front with hipped roof and platband at first floor level, large niches at centre of ground and first floor, sash windows with glazing bars, tall eight-pane sashes on first floor [right-hand blocked], 12-pane sashes on ground floor, glazed garden door on left and 20th century glazed door on right. Rear [north-east] wing: south east front, painted brick rebuilt range on left with 19th century casements on first floor and tripartite sash and porch in angle on left on ground floor; range on right with lower eaves, cob walls largely rebuilt in stone rubble, two-light ground floor casements and circa 18th century three-light first floor casements with leaded panes; outshuts at rear [north-west]. Interior: Only south-west cross-wing inspected; ground floor room on left [north-west] is completely lined in 18th century fielded panelling with moulded dado rail and cornice, round-headed niche with shaped shelves in moulded architrave and fielded six-panel door; fielded two-and six-panel doors on first floor; tie-beam roof structure. Great Gornhay is a good example of an early Georgian remodelling of an earlier farmhouse.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV348729National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2012. National Heritage List for England. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV62475Part of: Great Gornhay (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 14 2014 9:34AM