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Gawton Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Gulworthy, Devon

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Latitude: 50.4968 / 50°29'48"N

Longitude: -4.1812 / 4°10'52"W

OS Eastings: 245393

OS Northings: 68604

OS Grid: SX453686

Mapcode National: GBR NT.L5TL

Mapcode Global: FRA 274R.0XH

Plus Code: 9C2QFRW9+PG

Entry Name: Gawton Farmhouse

Listing Date: 23 January 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1105732

English Heritage Legacy ID: 94025

Location: Gulworthy, West Devon, Devon, PL20

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Gulworthy

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Tagged with: Farmhouse

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9/125 Gawton Farmhouse
- II
Farmhouse. Probably early-mid C17 origin, refronted with a parallel range c. 1850,
with barn attached to rear right, originally part of house; later C19 stabling
attached to right gable end, and later alterations. Slatestone and granite rubble,
C19 front painted at ground floor and slate-hung at first floor, slate roof with
gable end stacks to front range and gable end stack to left of rear range.
Probably originally 3-room and through passage plan, truncated at right end, but
original lay-out uncertain, barn to rear formerly part of house, truncated at angle
of L-plan, and probably formed a rear wing. C19 range added parallel, to front, of
single depth, of 2-room plan with gable end stacks with central passage containing
dog leg stair to rear right, principal rooms right and left, both heated. Lower 2-
storey stable attached to right. Overall irregular T-plan.
Mid C19 front of 2 storeys, symmetrical, with 3 windows, all 12-pane sashes in plain
reveals, slightly larger at ground floor, central gabled porch has 2-centred arched
head to opening, inner panelled and glazed door with 3-pane overlight. Attached to
right, stable, now used as living accommodation, has C20 2-light casement at ground
floor right and lean-to to right. Left gable end of C19 range blank; gable end of
C17 range to left, slightly set back, has curved oven at base of stack, C20 3-light
casement at ground and first floor left. Right gable end of attached stable
truncated, rear of stable has 2-door openings and 2 windows, all with brick segmental
heads except door to right with timber lintel, loading door above under eaves. Right
gable end of C17 range probably extended further and was rebuilt, with small 12-pane
sash at ground and first floor, partially slate-hung to left; connected to barn to
right by corridor which has door with brick segmental head. Foundations said to
remain between gable end of house and barn. Gable end of barn, original an internal
wall, has timber lintel remaining from former fireplace and former door opening to
left, with half a pointed arch in timber remaining visible internally. Outer side of
barn considrably rebuilt, with corrugated iron roof, door with 6-pane light above to
left and C20 cart entry to right, with lean-to at end right. Rear of C17 range has 2
single lights with timber lintels at first floor, 2-light casement with deep slate
cill and timber lintel at ground floor left, to right a former door opening with
timber lintel remaining. Corridor to left has C20 door and 2 casements, with further
single-storey addition with door and single light; barn built into bank, has straight
joint, appears to have been extended to rear, gable end blank.
Interior rear C17 range now one room, with 2 cross beams remaining, one resting on
wooden corbel. 2-panelled door leading to front range and similar door to rear. C20
fireplace to gable end stack.

Listing NGR: SX4539368604

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