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Latitude: 50.5453 / 50°32'42"N
Longitude: -4.0914 / 4°5'29"W
OS Eastings: 251914
OS Northings: 73811
OS Grid: SX519738
Mapcode National: GBR NY.H4WF
Mapcode Global: FRA 279M.CWD
Plus Code: 9C2QGWW5+4C
Entry Name: Lower Quarry
Listing Date: 23 January 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1105717
English Heritage Legacy ID: 94093
Location: Whitchurch, West Devon, Devon, PL19
District: West Devon
Civil Parish: Whitchurch
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Tagged with: Building
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7/183 Lower Quarry
Farmhouse, now house. Early-mid C17, probably C18 dairy outshut to rear of upper
end, mid C19 2-storey addition to right, C20 alterations. Granite and slatestone
rubble with large granite quoins to first building. Slate roofs, hipped over C19
building, with ridge stack heating original hall.
3-room and through passage plan, with shippon to left, possibly originally open to
passage, hall and inner room to right. Dairy outshut to rear with access from hall.
Site of original stair uncertain, as hall and inner room have been remodelled in C20
as one room. Hall heated by axial stack backing on to passage, no fireplace
remaining. Rear of passage enclosed within further addition to rear. 2-storey C19
addition to right, originally of 2-room plan with central entrance leading to
passage, stair well to rear left, in C20 remodelled as one room at gorund floor with
C20 stair along wall to left.
Early house at lower roof level to left, of 2 storeys. Shippon has blocked door and
two 2-light casements under eaves, large weathered stack; to left of stack, original
door to passage, nowblocked, with cambered head and jambs in granite; hall and inner
room to right have 2-light casement with slate dripstone, C20 window and small single
light in plain granite surround, at first floor two 2-light casements and 6-pane
light. Left gable end of shippon has C20 double doors and loading door above, 3
pigeon holes in gable with slate perches. Rear of first building has 6-pane C20
dormer to left, dairy outshut has single light and door, second lean-to to left has
corrugated iron roof and C20 window; rear of shippon has C20 window and single light
with timber lintel.
C19 building to right of 2 storeys, stepped forward from early building, with 3
windows, all 2-light casements with flat granite lintels, central C20 gabled porch
with glazed door; stacks removed. Right gable end has C20 3-light casement at ground
floor. Rear has central 15-pane light under eaves, to right a 9-pane light at ground
floor and 15-pane light at first floor, formerly to stair.
Interior This is much altered, but original pasage remains, with blocked 4-centred
arched doorway to former hall and curved oven projection to rear of stack; no
evidence of original wall closing shippon, formerly had loft over, C20 roof. From
hall, door to rear dairy has strap hinges and circular ventilation hole, recess in
rear wall, possibly originally doorway in inner room and leading to former addition.
Listing NGR: SX5191473811
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