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Prowtytown Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Whitchurch, Devon

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Latitude: 50.5507 / 50°33'2"N

Longitude: -4.0821 / 4°4'55"W

OS Eastings: 252588

OS Northings: 74395

OS Grid: SX525743

Mapcode National: GBR NZ.GM97

Mapcode Global: FRA 27BL.X2B

Plus Code: 9C2QHW29+74

Entry Name: Prowtytown Farmhouse

Listing Date: 23 January 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1105713

English Heritage Legacy ID: 94082

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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7/172 Prowtytown Farmhouse

Farmhouse. Late C16/early C17, with addition to rear of later C17, addition enlarged
to 2 storeys and stair tower closed off to form baffle entry, probably C19 with some
C20 alterations. Granite and slatestone rubble, granite dressings, rendered. Dry
slate roof with slate-hung upper gable end between hall and passage with gable end
stack to hall.
3-room and cross passage plan, probably a longhouse and originally open to shippon
end to left, hall and inner room to right; the hall is heated by an axial stack
backing on to the passage, the inner room does not appear to have been heated, and
may be an addition. At the rear of the passage was a stair tower. Lower roof level
over passage and shippon. In the later C17, a rear kitchen outshut was added rear of
the hall and inner, entered through the hall. In the C19, a baffle entry was formed,
closing off the passage from the stair tower, and the rear outshut was raised, with a
boxed stair to rear right. The roof of the outshut was raised in C20, now flat, and
a single-storey porch added in the angle between the outshut and the rear of the
2 storeys, upper end to right has 2 widows, 2-light casements at first floor, ground
floor has 2-light and 3-light casement to hall, half-glazed door to inner room, roof
hipped to right. Passage doorway is 4-centred arched, hollow-chamfered and step-
stopped in granite, with early C20 half-glazed door, C20 single storey lean-to to
front of shippon. Right gable end blank, side of 2-storey rear addition has single
unglazed light at ground floor. Left gable end of shippon has upper ventilation
slit, end wall rebuilt with C20 addition, large granite quoins. Rear of shippon has
two 8-pane lights and ventilation slit, leading door under eaves; in angle to rear
addition a single storey C20 porch with door and 2 windows. To left the 2-storey
addition has 2 C20 casements to rear and one 2-light casement to inner side, C20
stack to rear.
Interior From the entrance, a ledged door to the hall to right, which has C19 cross
beams. The stair was originally entered from the party wall between the hall and the
passage, to the rear, lintel remaining in wall. The fireplace has chamfered granite
flat lintel and one granite jamb. Solid wall rising to roof level dividing hall from
inner room. The rear outshut contains a kitchen to the rear of the hall and dairy to
rear of inner room, with slate shelves. C19 dog-leg stair in kitchen along rear
wall, boxed in.

Listing NGR: SX5258874395

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