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Heckwood Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Whitchurch, Devon

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Latitude: 50.5409 / 50°32'27"N

Longitude: -4.0602 / 4°3'36"W

OS Eastings: 254108

OS Northings: 73262

OS Grid: SX541732

Mapcode National: GBR Q0.H6X7

Mapcode Global: FRA 27DM.L0V

Plus Code: 9C2QGWRQ+9W

Entry Name: Heckwood Farmhouse

Listing Date: 23 January 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1105710

English Heritage Legacy ID: 94073

Location: Whitchurch, West Devon, Devon, PL20

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Whitchurch

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Tagged with: Farmhouse

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Farmhouse, now house. Early C17, cross wing built mid C17, with outshut to rear of
hall; shippon roof raised probably early C18, later rebuilding of porch and single-
storey addition to rear enclosing rear passage door, probably in C19, with C20
alterations. Granite rubble with granite dressings, rendered cross wing. Slate and
asbestos slate roof with ridge stack heating hall (rebuilt C20) and stepped stack
with shaped top to inner side of cross wing.
Probably originally 3-room and through passage plan, with hall and inner room to
left, shippon to right; porch to front of passage, hall heated by axial stack backing
on to passage, site of original stair to rear right of hall, removed C20. Mid C17
the inner room was replaced by a 2-storey one room plan cross wing, heated by stack
to inner side, and with a stair tower to outer side. Dairy outshut with entrance
from rear of hall, and later single-storey addition enclosing rear passage door. The
roof of the shippon was raised, probably in the early C18, and in late C20 was
altered for living accommodation. The porch appears to have been rebuilt, with
lintel missing from outer doorway.
2 storeys, all windows C20 PVC casements in original apertures. The porch has
pitched roof, roll-moulded jambs remaining to outer opening, inner granite doorway
has 4-centred arch, roll-moulded, ledged door with strap hinges. Small casement
under eaves above porch. Shippon to right has roof level raised to ridge height of
hall, window at ground and first floor left, French window to right, 2 ventilation
slits remaining. To left, hall has single light and 3-light casement at ground
floor, two 2-light casements under eaves. Cross wing has half-glazed door to inner
side, 2-light casement at ground and first floor front. Right gable end of shippon
has multi-pane window at upper level, granite water trough attached to right,
position of drain rebuilt. Left side of cross wing has stair tower with single light
to side with slate dripstone. Rear of shippon has French window. Addition to rear
of passage has 3-light casement, dairy outshut heated by C20 stack, has 2-light
casement. 2-light casement at first floor of cross wing.
Interior The passage has a slate floor, 2 chamfered axial beams. Granite step down
to shippon to right; shippon largely remodelled, has at first floor 2 trusses
remaining at upper end with principal rafters, side-pegged cambered collars,
principals halved and pegged. Roof of 6 bays overall, other trusses C20. From
passage, 2-centred arched, hollow-chamfered granite doorway to hall, with pyramid
stops; hall fireplace has chamfered timber lintel with rebuilt rubble jambs, site of
stair to rear right. 7 chamfered cross beams and one further beam inserted at site
of stair. To rear, C19 moulded doorframe to door to rear dairy outshut, similar
doorframe to cross wing. Inner room in cross wing has fireplace with chamfered
timber lintel and chamfered granite monolith jambs, stair tower has stone newel
stair. First floor in cross wing has fireplace with C19 cast iron grate, room over
hall partitioned into 2 rooms in C20, by flue, the wall chamfered at site of original
stair; 2-bay roof over hall, straight principals visible in first floor room. Roof
space not inspected. To rear of passage, C20 door leading to single-storey addition.

Listing NGR: SX5410873262

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