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Wanderer's Key

A Grade II Listed Building in Beaford, Devon

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Latitude: 50.9168 / 50°55'0"N

Longitude: -4.0615 / 4°3'41"W

OS Eastings: 255181

OS Northings: 115056

OS Grid: SS551150

Mapcode National: GBR KQ.QJXB

Mapcode Global: FRA 26CP.CHM

Plus Code: 9C2QWW8Q+P9

Entry Name: Wanderer's Key

Listing Date: 16 February 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1105082

English Heritage Legacy ID: 91676

Location: Beaford, Torridge, Devon, EX19

County: Devon

District: Torridge

Civil Parish: Beaford

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Beaford All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

Tagged with: Building Thatched farmhouse

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SS 5515
20/60 Wanderer's Key

Farmhouse, now house. Mid C17 with probably C18 addition, and late C20 alterations
and additions. Rendered over cob and stone. Thatched roof, hipped to left and half-
hipped to right. Brick stacks, to right-hand end and axial off-centre to right.
Plan and development: C17 two-room plan, consisting of larger principal room to right
(hall) with integral end stack to right, central front entrance at left-hand end and
staircase in left-hand rear corner, and smaller room to left, also with end stack
(possibly a later insertion). C18 one-roomed addition to left, with entrance at
front. Dividing wall between 2 rooms of C17 part removed, probably in the late C20.
Two storeys.
Exterior: Nearly symmetrical 4-window front; late C20 two-light leaded wooden
casements (in old openings). Wide doorway between first and second windows from left
with wooden lintel and late C20 half-glazed door, and probably old rendered lean-to
porch. Late C20 door between first and second windows from left.
Interior: Right-hand ground-floor room has large joists spanning front to back and
partly rebuilt C17 stone open fireplace to right which has a chamfered wooden lintel
with runout stops. Probably C18 inserted stack in central room, placed at an angle.
Roofspace not inspected but the feet of substantial principal rafters are visible in
the first-floor rooms.
This house was formerly known as Hoopers Farmhouse and/or Town Farmhouse.

Listing NGR: SS5518515054

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