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Lower Wapsworthy Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Peter Tavy, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6027 / 50°36'9"N

Longitude: -4.0679 / 4°4'4"W

OS Eastings: 253760

OS Northings: 80147

OS Grid: SX537801

Mapcode National: GBR NZ.CBZN

Mapcode Global: FRA 27CG.WKC

Plus Code: 9C2QJW3J+3V

Entry Name: Lower Wapsworthy Farmhouse

Listing Date: 28 October 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1105398

English Heritage Legacy ID: 92810

Location: Peter Tavy, West Devon, Devon, PL19

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Peter Tavy

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Tagged with: Farmhouse

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5/78 Lower Wapsworthy Farmhouse
- II
House originally longhouse. C17 probably with earlier origins, altered in C20.
Granite and slate stone rubble walls. Gable ended slate roof, scantle slates over
higher end. 2 rubble stacks - one small at right gable end and large projecting
lateral stack at rear.
Plan considerably altered but still has outbuilding at the lower left end and likely
originally to have been a longhouse with through-passage, hall and inner room to the
right. The house was extensively remodelled in the circa mid - late C17 when the
passage was blocked and probably turned into a service room and the hall was given a
rear lateral stack which possibly replaced on axial fireplace. The inner room stack
may be even later. In the C20 the partition between hall and inner room was
removed. The shippon has probably been partially rebuilt at some stage as it is
narrower than the house but it retains its non-domestic use.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4 window front of C20 small-paned 2-light
casements, some with brick arches above. The shippon is to the left, recessed, with
C20 1 storey, outbuilding in front. The roof-line is stepped over the hall and
inner room, the passage, and the shippon over which it is lowest. C20 lean-to porch
with plank door to left of centre in front of hall. The house is built into the
hillside at the right-hand end.
Interior: Considerably modernised, hall retains its open fireplace but with a
replacement lintel. Roof not inspected.

Listing NGR: SX5376080147

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