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Latitude: 50.628 / 50°37'40"N
Longitude: -3.8262 / 3°49'34"W
OS Eastings: 270929
OS Northings: 82511
OS Grid: SX709825
Mapcode National: GBR QD.7SYY
Mapcode Global: FRA 27WD.TD9
Entry Name: Higher West Coombe Farmhouse
Listing Date: 23 August 1955
Last Amended: 4 February 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1097141
English Heritage Legacy ID: 85190
Location: North Bovey, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ13
Civil Parish: North Bovey
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: North Bovey St John the Baptist
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
NORTH BOVEY WEST COOMBE
SX 78 SW
4/256 Higher West Coombe Farmhouse
23.8.55 (formerly listed as Higher Westcombe
including attached burn)
Farmhouse. Circa early C16, altered probably in C18. Granite walls, large ashlar blocks extending approximately half way along the front from the left, then changing to rubble, lightly rendered. One granite rubble axial stack with drip-moulds and granite capping. Corrugated iron roof hipped at either end.
Plan: present long shippon section to the right divided into 2 parts, hall at centre with fireplace at opposite left end and small unheated room beyond with C20 single storey modern extension at end. Original plan obscure, possibly the change to rubble stonework indicates a partial re-building and equally part of the original house at the left end might have disappeared. The original roof trusses survive over the the house part and the adjoining section of shippon, and smoke-blackening shows that the house was open to the roof as far as this.
2 storeys. Asymmetrical 1-window front with 2-light C20 casement without glazing
bars to right of house section on ground and first floor. To left is flat roofed
C20 concrete block porch with glazed door. Single storey C20 addition at left end.
Shippon section has 2 doors at centre and left and inserted C20 window to right. In end wall at ground level is drain opening.
Interior inspected by Michael Laithwaite who reports the hall as having a cross beam at the shippon end with slots for studs, which has been underbuilt with a stone wall. Over the small room is a jointed cruck (morticed), over the hall is a true cruck heavily smoke-blackened. The hall end of the shippon has what is possibly a true cruck lightly smoke-blackened which is cut off, and shortly before the partition to the adjoining section of shippon is a similar truss, intact and considerably blackened.
Source - 'Higher West Coombe House 1, North Bovey' - Michael Laithwaite.
Listing NGR: SX7092982511
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