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Shewte Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Bovey Tracey, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6 / 50°36'0"N

Longitude: -3.7062 / 3°42'22"W

OS Eastings: 279347

OS Northings: 79201

OS Grid: SX793792

Mapcode National: GBR QL.8MJH

Mapcode Global: FRA 373H.5Y1

Entry Name: Shewte Farmhouse

Listing Date: 3 July 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1097422

English Heritage Legacy ID: 84471

Location: Bovey Tracey, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ13

County: Devon

District: Teignbridge

Civil Parish: Bovey Tracey

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Bovey Tracey St Peter, St Paul and St Thomas

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SX 77 NE

4/28 Shewte Farmhouse

- II

Farmhouse. C16 or earlier, with additions. Solid roughcast walls, probably of
stone or cob. Slated roof with clay ridge-tiles. Stacks in each gable of main
range, and on ridge off-centre to right (heating former hall). This hall stack is
of granite ashlar with a tapered cap; late C19 brick shaft on top. Stack in right-
hand gable has thick rendered base with granite cap, surmounted by late C19 brick
shaft. Left-hand stack is of earlier red brick, probably early C19. 3-room and
through-passage plan, with hall stack backing on to passage and semi-circular stair
turret at rear of hall. Rear kitchen wing, probably an addition, at lower end. C20
lean-tos against left-hand gable and in angle of main and kitchen ranges. 2
storeys; the lean-tos single-storeyed. 4 window front, all windows with C19 wood
casements minus their glazing bars. Windows are of 2 lights, except that 2nd window
from right in each storey is of 3 lights. Gabled, solid-walled porch in 2nd bay
from left; round-arched doorway, seats on both sides, C18 4-panelled door with ogee-
moulded panels, the upper 2 now glazed. Above porch a stone inscribed 1896. At far
left-hand end, half-way up second storey, a large corbel with a small piece of
stringcourse or weathering just below and to the right of it. In left-hand gable,
level with top of corbel, an old weathering-course, interrupted only by a C20
window; probably related to an earlier lean-to.
Interior: hall stack has fine ashlar back to passage with chamfered cornice at
ceiling level, a similar plinth apparently hacked away; stone looks like granite,
but is a pinkish colour, possibly the result of a fire. The fireplace is C20, but
owner says it has behind it a wide original opening, from which he had to remove a
heavy wooden lintel; says it has stone relieving arch, rising into second storey.
Plain, square-section ceiling-beam in hall. Window seat with ovolo-moulded panels.
Roof not inspected, but no trusses showing in second storey and owner says C20
timbers. Former kitchen wing has central stack with external oven projection. Good
late C19 barn in front of house with datestone 1899 and initials HTE (H T Eve).
The barn is not included in the listing.

Listing NGR: SX7934779201

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