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Warmhill Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Hennock, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6116 / 50°36'41"N

Longitude: -3.6488 / 3°38'55"W

OS Eastings: 283438

OS Northings: 80398

OS Grid: SX834803

Mapcode National: GBR QN.MXZ4

Mapcode Global: FRA 377G.49S

Entry Name: Warmhill Farmhouse

Listing Date: 23 August 1955

Last Amended: 3 July 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1097386

English Heritage Legacy ID: 84581

Location: Hennock, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ13

County: Devon

District: Teignbridge

Civil Parish: Hennock

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Hennock St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SX 8380

10/135 Warmhill Farmhouse (formerly listed
- as Warmhill)

Farmhouse, now divided into 2 separate houses. Late C16 or C17 with later
additions; core of the house may be late medieval. Solid, roughcast walls.
Concrete-tiled roofs. 4 chimneystacks. In right-hand gable a projecting stack with
C19 rendered shaft on top. On centre of ridge a granite ashlar stack (heating
former hall) with thatch weatherings and tapered top. At left-hand end of ridge,
next to the cross-wing, another large, plain granite ashlar stack. On gabled
projection to right of front door, at the right-hand corner, a small rendered stack,
probably C19. 3-room and through-passage plan with parlour at upper (south) end and
former kitchen at lower (north) end. Abutting lower end on north is a cross-wing,
projecting forward and back; it seems to have had a purely service function. In
front of hall is a deep late C16 or C17 projection with a lean-to stair turret,
probably of similar date, on its right-hand side; at rear of through-passage is a
porch with chamber over, also of late C16 or C17. On south-east side of cross-wing
is a single-storey range, possibly of C17 or C18 date, with a C20 extension on the
east. 2 storeys, with single-storeyed additions. Front (west) elevation consists
of the cross-wing to left, with 1 window in each storey; a central section, 2
windows wide, with door to through-passage on right; the gabled projection to right
of this, with 1 window in each storey; and a further section to the right again,
including the stair turret, with no windows. The windows are mostly C19 wood
casements. Cross-wing windows are of 3 lights with 8 panes per light, except for
the centre light in second-storey window, which has 2 panes. In the centre section
the left-hand window in each storey is of 3 lights, the ground-storey window with 4
panes per light and the second-storey window with 8 panes per light. To right of
ground storey is the late C16 por C17 front door. This is a plank door with moulded
and studded ribs making up 3 rows of 4 panels each; 2 contemporary; wrought-iron
strap-hinges having fleurs-de-lis terminals running under the ribs. Old wrought-
iron knocker with a pair of hearts. Door-frame is ovolo-moulded with elaborated
scroll-stops, the head of the frame enriched with simple dog-tooth carving; lintel
of doorway is ovolo-moulded with step-stops. Gabled porch, which seems to be mostly
C20. Above it in second storey is a small, single-light wood casement window with 2
panes. The projection to right of door is gabled, having a small C20 window in
ground storey and a late C16 or C17 wooden oriel window in second storey. The oriel
has a moulded base carried on 3 carved brackets. The upper part has ovolo-moulded
mullions, with 3 lights at the front and 1 in each of the canted sides; glazing is
C19, with 2 panes per light. The left-hand side of the projecting wing has a 2-
light wood casement in ground storey with 2 panes per light; to left of it a C20
glazed door. The stair turret has a 6-pane sash to the south. Rear elevation has
mostly early or mid C19 6-paned wood sash windows. The porch at rear of through-
passage has oriel window in second storey like that at the front; the ground storey
has been enclosed in C20, the posts at the front being replaced by 2 wooden screws
from cider presses. Plank door at rear of passage, with wrought-iron strap-hinges;
door-frame is ovolo-moulded with raised run-out stops, the head of the frame being
carved with dog-tooth ornament like that at the front.
Interior: hall and parlour have ceiling-beams with ovolo-mouldings and scroll-
stops; between them is a plank-and-muntin screen with similar mouldings and stops
on both sides. There are the remains of similar screens on both sides of the
through-passage. Most of the hall side of the passage, however, is taken up by the
rear of the hall stack; this is of granite ashlar with chamfered plinth and
cornice. The door from hall to passage (moved from first floor) is late C16
or C17 with 3 tall moulded panels. On the second storey) the doorway to the room
over the east porch, and one other doorway, have ovolo-moulded door-frames with
notched scroll-stops. The doorway at the head of the staircase on the west side
also has an ovolo-moulded frame, but with tiny vase-stops. In the corridor is a Cl7
plank door with scratch mouldings on the edges of the panels and wrought-iron butter-
fly hinges. At the lower end, which is now a separate house, the ground-storey room
has a gable fireplace with plain granite jambs and a chamfered wood lintel having
scroll-stops; in the back is a C19 oven with iron door. The second-storey room
above this has a wood bolection-moulded chimneypiece with moulded cornice of circa
1700; C19 cast-iron hob grate inside. Room has remains of a moulded plaster cornice,
probably also of circa 1700. The roof of whole house has been almost entirely
rebuilt in C20. 1 truss, possibly medieval and smoke-blackened survives with the
hall stack built on to it. The apex is much lower than the present ridge; it has
threaded purlins and ridge-piece with a triangular strengthening-piece at the apex.
Another early truss survives at the rear of the projection on the west side.

Listing NGR: SX8343880398

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