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Whitestone Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Mary Tavy, Devon

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Latitude: 50.5874 / 50°35'14"N

Longitude: -4.1095 / 4°6'34"W

OS Eastings: 250767

OS Northings: 78531

OS Grid: SX507785

Mapcode National: GBR NY.D68J

Mapcode Global: FRA 278J.4TP

Plus Code: 9C2QHVPR+X6

Entry Name: Whitestone Farmhouse

Listing Date: 23 January 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1105757

English Heritage Legacy ID: 93988

Location: Mary Tavy, West Devon, Devon, PL19

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Mary Tavy

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

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Farmhouse. Mid C17, later C17 front wing to left, mid C19 wing to right, C19
alterations and C20 re-roofing. Granite rubble, asbestos slate roof with rendered
gable stack, (now at ridge) and side stack to later C17 wing, slates remaining on
addition to rear right.
Originally a 2-room house with a central through passage. The lower right-hand room
was a hall/kitchen heated by gable end stack and with a stair tower to rear. To left
was the passage and smaller higher end room, originally unheated. In the late C17 a
1-room plan front wing was added to left, enclosing passage entrance, heated from a
stack at its higher left side. In the mid C19 a double depth plan addition was built
at the lower right end with integral service room behind, added to which is a later
C19 single-storey service lean-to at the rear. In the C20 a single-storey addition
was built around the stair turret in the angle with the lower end addition.
2 storeys, gable end of wing to left has 2-light casement with brick segmental head
at ground and first floor, slate string course, half-glazed door with segmental head
to inner side. 2 bays to right of original building have at ground floor a 3-light
and 2-light casement with slate dripstone, at first floor two 2-light casements under
eaves; set back to right, glazed porch and similar 2-light casement with brick
segmental head, first floor has plate-glass sash and 2-light casement. Left return
has stepped external stack heating late C17 wing, former end wall rebuilt at a later
C17 date with small 2-light casement with brick segmental head at ground floor left.
Right return has 2-span roof over rear C19 block, ground and first floor left and
right have 4-pane sash with cambered head. Rear has 2-light casement with brick
segmental head at ground floor right and smaller 2-light casement with brick
segmental head at ground floor right and smaller 2-light casement under eaves, single
storey addition of late C19 with door and 2-light casement to left, built around rear
stair tower with single light in granite hollow-chamfered surround at first floor
level in gable end; single storey C20 lean-to to left and rear of C19 block with 2-
light casement at first floor right.
Interior room in ground floor of front wing has fireplace with plain granite lintel,
1 cross beam, rear room in wing has hooks in ceiling; stair tower has granite newel
stair with reused C18 turned balusters at first floor landing, inner timber lintel to
stair light; at first floor formerly cob walling, splayed reveal to front window, 1
row of purlins and boxed principals visible. To right of former passage, fireplace
at former gable end has heavy cambered timber lintel, oven to rear left and possible
smoking chamber to right, 6 cross beams and splayed reveals to windows front and

Listing NGR: SX5076778531

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