MEM22332 - South Stock Farmhouse, Lynton (Building)


A farmhouse dating to the late 17th or early 18th Century. To the south of the building is a yard with a piggery that runs parallel to the farmhouse's rear kitchen wing.

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Farmhouse with yard boundary wall and piggery. Late C17 or early C18, much modified. Whitewashed rubble, some slatehanging, slurried slate roof. The farmhouse is on an L-plan, with a cross passage flanked by rooms with front lateral stacks and a rear kitchen wing; transverse rear staircase. 2 storeys. The entrance wing has 2 large slate-hung external eaves stacks. Windows have almost all been replaced in the late C20, but in early openings. On the entrance side is one window, and a central plank door on strap hinges in a late C20 brick porch; there are 3 dove holes. The 4-window return wing, facing the yard, has four 2-light above 2 at the ground floor, with an area of slatehanging to the upper storey. This wing has a cropped gable stack or ventilator, and seems likely to have been added to the original range. The inner faces of the wings have various casements, and a plank door to the cross passage, and the N gable is plain. INTERIOR: part of the ground floor only was accessible. Most original detail has been removed or modified; the cross passage is in concrete, and fireplaces include one from the mid C19, with tiles. No beams are visible. There are some plank or panelled doors. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: on the entrance side is an opening to the yard, then a rubble wall approx 1m high to a rounded top, which returns to the small gabled piggery running parallel with the return wing. This has a door in each gable end, and a full height plank door in the centre of the long side. The wall then continues opposite the S wing, and returns to it at the gable end. [1] The house and piggery have been mapped using a combination of modern Ordnance Survey data and the 2010 aerial photography. The location and current condition of the piggery is unclear. [2] The farmhouse was visited in December 1996. It was described as an interesting, large and quite complicated house, clearly ancient in date with two large 17th or 18th Century chimney stacks at the back. [3] The buildings were not assessed during the rapid condition survey of Exmoor's Listed Buildings 2012-13. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Index: Department of the Environment. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest . 9 June 1995.
  • <2> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information.
  • <3> Report: Schofield, J.. 1997. Exmoor Farmsteads: An evaluation of old steadings within Exmoor National Park. Farm reference 28.
  • <4> Report: Lawrence, G.. 2014. Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13.



Grid reference Centred SS 7191 4592 (24m by 21m)
Map sheet SS74NW

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Other Statuses/References

  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (Not visited): 858/1/2/48/1
  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (Not visited): 858/1/2/48/2
  • Exmoor Farmsteads Survey 1996-1997 (2/1): 28

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Oct 12 2021 11:26AM


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