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West Ford Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Cheriton Bishop, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7297 / 50°43'46"N

Longitude: -3.798 / 3°47'52"W

OS Eastings: 273202

OS Northings: 93771

OS Grid: SX732937

Mapcode National: GBR QF.7837

Mapcode Global: FRA 27Y4.S77

Plus Code: 9C2RP6H2+VR

Entry Name: West Ford Cottage

Listing Date: 20 May 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1105959

English Heritage Legacy ID: 95120

Location: Cheriton Bishop, Mid Devon, Devon, EX6

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Cheriton Bishop

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Cheriton Bishop St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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9/20 West Ford Farmhouse


Farmhouse, now house. C16 core, C17 improvements and extensions, partly rebuilt
and further extended in late C18- early C19, modernised 1984. Plastered cob on
rubble footings; granite, cob and brick stacks topped with C19 brick; wheat reed
thatched roof. 2-storeys facing south. 4-room plan to main block with stables and
hayloft attached to left (west) end. Lobby entrance house with one heated room to
left of front door and 2 to right. Projecting service wing with gable-end stack.
Kitchen-bakehouse in right end room with massive gable-end stack is isolated from
main house by blind cob crosswall. Roof half-hipped to left. Irregular front.
Large door and unglazed window to stables on left. Main house to left of service
wing has symmetrical 2-window arrangement of C19 3-light casements and central
door, and to right doors to kitchen and service block are sheltered behind outshot
with corrugated iron roof. It seems likely that early core of the building lies
between cob crosswalls and towards eastern end upper part of a smoke-blackened
truss remains (presumably C16). Roof otherwise late C18-early C19 in date, and
most of layout and features below are contemporary. Kitchen-bakehouse and service
wing escaped modernisation; former still cobbled with massive granite fireplace,
its oak lintel covered by mantelshelf on shaped brackets, latter with granite
fireplace with oak lintel chamfered with scroll stops, spice-cupboard to left with
carved oak surround, and small oak 2-light window with chamfered mullions in west
wall. Both date from second half of C17. Late C17 ceilings in east end of main
room features simple oval panel defined by moulded rib. The late C18-early C19
scheme was apparently never finished as room left of front door was never plastered
and its fireplace never used.

Listing NGR: SX7320293771

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