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HER Number:MDV89690
Name:Town Farmhouse, Templeton


Town Farmhouse, Templeton. Late 16th-early 17th century with 20th century alterations.


Grid Reference:SS 886 139
Map Sheet:SS81SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTempleton
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTEMPLETON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (XVI to XX - 1560 AD to 1999 AD (Between))

Full description

Historic England, 2019, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV362730.

Farmhouse. Late 16th early 17th century with 20th century alterations and renovations. Whitewashed rendered cob and stone rubble; end stacks, front lateral stack; tiled roof (formerly thatched), half-hipped at left end, gabled at right end. Plan: Present plan single depth, 3 rooms wide with a former cross passage containing a later stair to right to centre. 17th century kitchen at lower (right) end with curing chamber, hall and heated parlour at higher end. Timber-framed wall construction in central section of rear wall suggests former dairy or stair wing at rear which no longer exists. Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 5 window front with gabled porch to right to centre into former passage. 20th century glazing and casement windows probably of the 1960s except for 2 more recent small pane timber casements. Interior: Survival of 16th century and 17th century carpentry. The kitchen at the right end has a chamfered scroll-stopped cross beam and massive open fireplace with a timber lintel, bread oven and projecting curing chamber. The hall has a chamfered stopped cross beam, the fireplace and lateral stack have been reduced by the insertion of a window. The inner room has a moulded cross beam and a good fireplace with moulded stopped ashlar jambs and a chamfered lintel. Former plank and muntin screens between passage and kitchen and inner room and hall no longer exist although the fragments of 1 are said to survive above ceiling level. Roof:. Side-pegged jointed cruck construction with 1 X apex 17th century truss over the kitchen end. Apex not inspected at time of survey (1986).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV362730National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2019. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. [Mapped feature: #116141 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 30 2019 11:17AM