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Woodbury Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Stoke Fleming, Devon

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Latitude: 50.3498 / 50°20'59"N

Longitude: -3.6223 / 3°37'20"W

OS Eastings: 284672

OS Northings: 51242

OS Grid: SX846512

Mapcode National: GBR QQ.CK0B

Mapcode Global: FRA 3893.NMG

Entry Name: Woodbury Farmhouse

Listing Date: 25 March 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1107986

English Heritage Legacy ID: 99926

Location: Stoke Fleming, South Hams, Devon, TQ6

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: Stoke Fleming

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Stoke Fleming St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text



Woodbury Farmhouse


Farmhouse. C17 or earlier with C18 and C19 remodelling. Cob rendered at
front and slate hung at front of higher left hand end; rear wing painted
slate rubble. Slate roof with gabled ends, higher left hand end roof
raised. Gable end and axial stacks with red brick shafts and slate-on-edge
Plan: 3-room and through passage plan facing south, the lower end to the
right. The hall has an axial stack at its lower end backing onto the pas-
sage and a stair turret at the back. The lower right hand room is heated
from a gable end stack. The inner room at the left end is possibly an C18
parlour addition or enlargement of a smaller inner room when the house was
remodelled possibly from a medieval hall house. The house was altered again
in circa late C19 when a straight staircase was inserted in the stair turret
behind the hall and another staircase was built at the back of the lower end
room to give access to a garret above. Also in the C19 a single storey
kitchen wing was built behind the lower end probably at the same time as the
inner room/parlour became the dairy. In the early C20 the roof of the left
end was raised to create a larger chamber over the inner room/parlour.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4-window south front. The first floor
has 3 C19 sashes with glazing bars and a small 12-pane casement to the
right. To the left of centre on the ground floor the hall has a large C19
4-light casement with glazing bars and to the right a C19 3-light casement
with the former passage front doorway between with a late C19 panelled and
glazed door. The front of the higher left hand end is slate hung and the
eaves are higher.
The rear elevation has various C19 and C20 sashes and casements with glazing
bars. Single storey kitchen wing to the left has a slate gable-ended roof
and a large projecting stack at the gable end with ovens at the base. The
inner right hand side of the wing has a C19 2-light casement with glazing
bars and a C19 panelled door.
Interior: The cross-beams in the hall are plastered over. There is a beam
at the lower end of the hall over the fireplace supported on a timber corbel
or joist end. Is this the remains of an internal jetty through which
the stack has been inserted? The inner room/parlour which has been used as
the dairy has a good late C18 chimneypiece and a glazed china cupboard. The
lower right hand end room was not inspected but is said to have a Victorian
chimneypiece. The Victorian staircase built in the rear stair turret has
turned balusters. Some of the C18 joinery survives including C18 fielded
panel doors and on the first floor C18 2-panel doors.
Only the roof structure over the lower right end was inspected and here the
straight principal rafters have lapped and pegged collars.

Listing NGR: SX8467251242

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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