Grade II
Authority Historic England
Volume/Map/Item 858-1, 2, 45
Date assigned 09 June 1995
Date last amended
Date revoked
LYNTON AND LYNMOUTH SS74NW STOCK ROAD, Lynton 858-1/2/45 (West side) North Furzehill Farmhouse, with walls and pinnacles to entrance - GV II Farmhouse. Late C16, later modifications. Rubble, painted to front and gables, tile roof. A 3-room cross-passage plan with heated outer rooms; the upper end, to the right of the passage, is at a higher level than the lower; at the lower end is a small rear wing, originally of 1 storey, raised to 2 in the C20. Garage to left added 1993-4. 2 storeys; 4-window range. Irregular fenestration, all C18 or C19 casements, with 4 or 6 panes, to wood lintels. At first floor is a small 2-light, then beyond a break in the wall, three further 2-light, those to the right at a higher level. The ground floor has a 3-light with rough stone drip-course, in the set-back part of the wall, then a C20 two-light and a further C19 flanking the doorway, with C20 door. Each gable end has a stack, that to the right stepped, in stone, and to the left the same, but the upper part in brick; this gable steps back beyond the stack. The eaves slopes down to the left, following the slope across the site, and providing a deeper soffit over the recessed wall. The right gable has a small single light, and the back has a C20 glazed door to the upper room, and 2-light beyond. There is a swept-down roof to right of centre, merging with the later gabled wing. INTERIOR: considerably modified, especially at the ground floor, but many historic elements remain. The upper room has a wide fireplace with late C16 ovolo-moulded and stopped bressumer; the first-floor room above has a crude pegged A-frame roof, with 2 purlins and diagonal ridge purlin. The lower room also has a fireplace with deep bressumer beam, and a cloam oven. The upper level has trusses with curved feet (characteristic of an early date) and a pegged collar, with rough scarfed purlins; there were formerly pegged rafters. There is an early framed partition above and below the collar level. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: flanking the main entrance are 2 dwarf walls, carrying on their outer ends remains of square stone pinnacles with gablet faces; these are said to have come from the former chapel (qv) at South Furzehill Farmhouse (qv). Listing NGR: SS7249245079

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Grid reference Centred SS 72491 45077 (17m by 17m)
Map sheet SS74NW

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