Listed Building: THE HOMESTEAD FARMHOUSE
858-1, 2, 60
03 September 1973
Date last amended
09 June 1995
LYNTON AND LYNMOUTH SS74NW HANGING LANE, East Ilkerton 858-1/2/60 The Homestead Farmhouse 03/09/73 (Formerly Listed as: LYNTON EAST ILKERTON The Homestead Farmhouse including barn & former stable & enclosing wall) - GV II
Farmhouse. Late C17, extensive C18 or early C19 reconstruction; remains of a sundial in the garden carry the date 1662. Whitewashed rubble, slate roofs, stone stacks. The main range has a symmetrical 2-room plan with central stair, and a large rear wing, but also a lesser wing forming a return to the front block; attached to the left-hand end is a further large 2-room unit, possibly a former bakehouse or dairy. The left range is in 2 storeys, with slurried roof, and two 2-light casements with horizontal bars to brick segmental heads at the ground-floor level; a small 2-light in the gable end. Central ridge stack. The main house is in 2 storeys with 3 windows, all casements with thin mullions; first floor has 3:2:3-light with small panes, and ground floor 3-light with horizontal bars. Between the outer windows each side is a slate-hung apron. A central gabled porch has a basket-handle outer arch over a fine inner early plank door in a broad frame. 4 pigeon-holes to the eaves, right. A stack to each gable, that to the left formerly external, and the roof is slightly higher than that of the adjoining unit. The return wing is stepped down to the level of the farmyard, and the rear gables have further casements. To the right is a wide plank door. INTERIOR: no beams remain, but there are some heavy roof timbers. Floors are of stone flag. A large bressumer fire in the left-hand room, a C20 fireplace to the right. The extension also has a large open bressumer fireplace or baking oven. There are several early plank doors, some with H-hinges. The central staircase divides at a quarter landing.
Listing NGR: SS7109446987