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Workshop Approximately 80 Metres South West of East Week Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in South Tawton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7117 / 50°42'42"N

Longitude: -3.892 / 3°53'31"W

OS Eastings: 266517

OS Northings: 91938

OS Grid: SX665919

Mapcode National: GBR Q8.HG0Q

Mapcode Global: FRA 27Q6.CL9

Plus Code: 9C2RP465+M6

Entry Name: Workshop Approximately 80 Metres South West of East Week Farmhouse

Listing Date: 4 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1106031

English Heritage Legacy ID: 94988

Location: South Tawton, West Devon, Devon, EX20

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: South Tawton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: South Tawton St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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4/191 Workshop approximately 80 metres
south-west of East Week Farmhouse


Workshop, former farmhouse. Early C17 with some later C17 improvements, disused as
a farmhouse and converted to a workshop in the late C19-early C20. Plastered cob
and stone rubble; disused stone rubble stacks; corrugated iron roof, formerly
Plan and development: originally a 3-room-and-through-passage plan house built down
the hillslope and it faces_east-south-east, say east. The former inner room and
hall have now been knocked together to provide the main workshop space. The inner
room used to be uphill at the right (northern) end. It was apparently unheated and
may have been a dairy. Hall has a large axial stack backing onto the passage. C17
winder stair to rear of hall at lower end. Service end room has a projecting gable-
end stack. Secondary outshot to rear of hall has an outer lateral stack. The house
is largely the result of a major mid C17 refurbishment but the original house was
probably some kind of open hall house. House was 2 storeys but the former inner
room and most of the former hall are now open to the roof.
Exterior: irregular 4-window front of C19 windows, mostly with internal shutters.
Passage front doorway is left of centre and contains a C19 plank door. Tine passage
rear doorway contains part of a C17 oak doorframe; its ovolo-moulded lintel, and
the plank door is very old. The roof is gable-ended. The uphill right gable-end
wall contains a full height doorway with segmental head which was knocked through in
the late C19-early C20 to the workshop.
Interior: both sides of the passage are lined with oak plank-and-muntin screens.
The earliest (probably early C17) is the short section to rear of the hall stack;
its muntins have filleted ovolo mouldings with scroll stops. The lower passage
screen (mid C17) has a plain scratch-moulded head and the muntins have broad bead
mouldings. The service end fireplace is blocked. The axial beam here has plain
soffit chamfers and extends over the passage where the soffit has been cut away with
shaped scroll-like edges to provide more headroom. Its joists are bead-moulded.
The hall fireplace is granite ashlar with a hollow-chamfered surround. The hall
crossbeam is ovolo-moulded and the surviving joists (the lower end bay) are bead-
moulded. The upper hall crosswall and any carpentry detail associated with the
inner room have been removed. 6-bay roof of A-frame trusses with pegged lap-jointed
East Week is a straggling hamlet which contains several other listed buildings.

Listing NGR: SX6651791938

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