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Wonton Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in South Brent, Devon

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Latitude: 50.4187 / 50°25'7"N

Longitude: -3.793 / 3°47'34"W

OS Eastings: 272717

OS Northings: 59187

OS Grid: SX727591

Mapcode National: GBR QF.W3BB

Mapcode Global: FRA 27YY.852

Entry Name: Wonton Farmhouse

Listing Date: 27 May 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1107363

English Heritage Legacy ID: 99351

Location: South Brent, South Hams, Devon, TQ9

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: South Brent

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: South Brent St Petroc

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SX 75 NW

10/195 Wonton Farmhouse
- II

Farmhouse. Circa early C16, floored and hall stack inserted circa late C16 or
early C17, kitchen wing circa C17, and remodelled and lower end rebuilt in mid
C19. Stuccoed stone rubble and possibly cob. Asbestos slate roof with gabled
ends, more steeply pitched over hall and higher end, and flatter pitch over lower
end right with projecting gable to front with openwork wavy bargeboards. Rendered
axial chimney stack backing on to former cross or through passage, and rendered
stack with set-offs at higher gable end left, and stack with set-off to gable end
of rear kitchen wing. Originally a three room and through or cross passage plan
with open hall floored and hall stack inserted in late C16 or C17, kitchen wing
added at rear of hall circa C17, and lower end entirely rebuilt in circa 1850's
when the cross passage was widened into stair hall. Two storeys. Five window
range, hall bay recessed. Circa later C19 two-light casements with glazing bars.
C19 splayed bay window to lower end (right hand) projection. Glazed door to stair
hall cross passage to right of centre. Glazed double doors to left into hall.
Gable at higher end (left) has large C20 buttress feature rising to above roof
level. Lower end (right) has single storey C20 lean-to extension. Interior: Four
roof trusses with straight principals morticed at apices and morticed for collars
which have been replaced by later lap-jointed collars. Threaded purlins. Three
of the trusses and purlins appear to be very lightly smoke-blackened and the two
probably reused rafters are more heavily smoke-blackened. The trusses have
carpenters marks. Later stairs in position of original newel stairs which has
a post with cracked top in position of newel. Hall ceiling beams plastered over.
Some of the plaster has gallen exposing chamfered joints with straight cut stops.
Hall fireplace blocked, and has Victorian chimney-piece.

Listing NGR: SX7271759187

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