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Latitude: 50.7985 / 50°47'54"N
Longitude: -4.2125 / 4°12'44"W
OS Eastings: 244177
OS Northings: 102217
OS Grid: SS441022
Mapcode National: GBR KJ.Z2MT
Mapcode Global: FRA 262Z.DPK
Plus Code: 9C2QQQXQ+C2
Entry Name: West Chilla Farmhouse
Listing Date: 26 January 1989
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1105123
English Heritage Legacy ID: 91573
Location: Black Torrington, Torridge, Devon, EX21
Civil Parish: Black Torrington
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Black Torrington St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
BLACK TORRINGTON WEST CHILLA
SS 40 NW
9/19 West Chilla Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Early C17 possibly with earlier origins, altered and added to in C19.
Plastered cob and rubble walls. Gable-ended corrugated asbestos roof. Brick stack
at each gable-end and axial stone stack of small blocks with dripmoulds and
Plan: 3-room-and-through-passage basic plan except that the higher end consists of
a small heated parlour with dairy or service room behind it. The hall stack backs
onto the passage and at the rear is a newel stair in projection. Adjoining this at
the higher end a dairy lean-to was added in the C18. The lower room fireplace was
inserted in the C19, it may originally have performed a non-domestic function. The
plan appears not to have been altered since the C19.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4-window front the right-hand half of which was
a slightly lower roof-line. C19 small-paned 2 and 3-light casements apart from a
circa early C19 24-pane horizontal sliding sash to left on ground floor. C20 part-
glazed door to right of centre. C19 low pighouse projects as wing from right-hand
end and there is a C19 lean-to against the left-hand end. At rear is rectangular
stair projection to right of centre with lean-to to its right and pump-house built
in front of it.
Interior: hall has large open fireplace with chamfered wooden lintel which was
diagonal cut stops and a chamfered granite jamb to the left. Inner room has smaller
fireplace with chamfered unstopped wooden lintel. The small room behind has a C17
chamfered wooden doorframe of which the right-hand half has been removed. C18 or
C19 roof trusses with straight principals and lapped pegged collars.
This is an unspoilt example of a traditional Devon farmhouse little altered since
Listing NGR: SS4417702217