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Higher Grenofen Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Whitchurch, Devon

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Latitude: 50.5198 / 50°31'11"N

Longitude: -4.1231 / 4°7'23"W

OS Eastings: 249586

OS Northings: 71047

OS Grid: SX495710

Mapcode National: GBR NX.JNR5

Mapcode Global: FRA 277P.CJF

Plus Code: 9C2QGV9G+WP

Entry Name: Higher Grenofen Farmhouse

Listing Date: 21 March 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1105711

English Heritage Legacy ID: 94075

Location: Whitchurch, West Devon, Devon, PL19

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Whitchurch

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Tagged with: Farmhouse

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SX 47 SE
- Higher Grenofen Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Late C16/early C17, hall extended by 1 bay to front and rear stair tower
added mid C17, C19 alterations to shippon and some C20 alterations. Granite rubble,
painted upper end. Slate roof with gable end stack to right and ridge stack to right
of passage, rebuilt in brick; asbestos slate roof to shippon.
3-room and through passage plan with shippon to left, hall and inner room to right.
Hall heated by axial stack backing on to passage, inner room heated by gable end
stack. Lower roof level over passage and shippon. Original stair in stair tower to
front, lower left side of passage; later stair tower added to rear of hall and hall
extended by one bay to front forming 2-storey gabled front wing. Shippon seems to
have been originally divided from passage by a wall at ground floor level and screen
at first floor; front wall of shippon rebuilt with brick dressings mid C19 and
converted at first floor for living accommodation in C20.
2 storeys, doorway to passage is granite, with 4-centred arch, chamfered and step-
stopped, with ledged door with strap hinges, small lean-to to right with 4-pane light
and roof extended to left to form hood over passage door. 2-storey gabled hall bay
to right has ground floor 3-light and first floor 2-light granite mullioned
casements, chamfered with dripstone and iron stanchions and C20 glazing. Inner room
to right has jambs remaining from 3-light granite casement, C20 window inserted and
similar 2-light granite casement with mullion under eaves. Single storey lean-to
attached to end right in angle with external battered stack. Stair tower to left of
passage entrance, has pitched roof. Shippon to left has rebuilt front wall, external
stair to half-glazed door, large 3-pane light with brick dressings under eaves to
right (former loading door) and stable door with brick segmental head to left, 2-
light C20 casement under eaves. Gable end of shippon to left has no drain visible, 2
blocked ventilation openings with granite lintels, C20 2-light casement under eaves
to left, roof hipped and wall chamfered to left. Gable end to right has single-
storey addition with hipped slate roof and 2-light C20 window to side, C20 glazed
porch to rear; this addition is built around the corner of the house and continued up
to the rear stair tower, with a 2-light window and single unglazed light. 2-storey
gabled stair tower has no windows. Rear of hall to right has single granite light
above single storey lean-to, 2-light casement with glazing bars above. Rear passage
entrance has granite doorway, with 4-centred arch, chamfered and stopped, with half-
glazed door. Drain hole to right in shippon. Shippon has 2 stable doors and 2
window openings, all unglazed with timber lintels; at first floor under eaves, two 2-
light and 2 single light and 2 single light C20 windows with glazing bars.
Interior Wide passage, entered from front is screened from rear by wooden baffle;
the stair tower to front left has a granite newel stair giving access to the first
floor over the shippon. From the passage, the doorway to the hall to right is
granite, with 4-centred arch, chamfered and stopped, with ledged door. Step up to
hall. Hall fireplace has large flat chamfered granite lintel, ceiling has chamfered
axial beams; convex-moulded wooden doorframes with ledged doors to rear stair tower
and to inner room. Stair tower has wooden winder stair, at first floor landing,
there are 2-chamfered doorframes to doors to rooms over hall and inner room, room
over hall partitioned, and wall corbelled out over doors, solid wall between hall and
inner room to roof level. At ground floor, the unheated addition behind the inner
room was originally a dairy.

Listing NGR: SX4958671047

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