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Westworthy Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Bondleigh, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8183 / 50°49'5"N

Longitude: -3.8826 / 3°52'57"W

OS Eastings: 267479

OS Northings: 103768

OS Grid: SS674037

Mapcode National: GBR KZ.XN7N

Mapcode Global: FRA 26RX.WS9

Plus Code: 9C2RR498+8X

Entry Name: Westworthy Farmhouse

Listing Date: 8 October 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1146639

English Heritage Legacy ID: 92893

Location: Bondleigh, West Devon, Devon, EX20

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Bondleigh

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Bondleigh St James the Apostle

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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6/10 Westworthy Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Circa early C16 with Cl7 alterations and addition. Rendered cob walls.
Gable ended slate and asbestos slate roof. One axial brick stack and 2 projecting
rendered rubble stacks with offsets and brick shafts - one at front of wing, one at
left end of main range.
Plan: At present L-shaped plan which originated as 3 rooms with through passage,
lower end to the right. Initially the house had an open hall with central hearth.
This was ceiled in circa early C17 and a stack added axial to the passage. Probably
later in the C17 a large 2 room wing was added at the front of inner room, its end
room heated. It is unclear what form the lower end, originally took - at present it
is a shippon with no direct access to the house but it contains a well-finished
chamfered beam more typical of a domestic room - either this has been re-used or
this end has changed in status.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 2 window front with large wing projecting from
left-hand end. 2 and 3 light mainly circa early C20 wooden casements except 1st
floor right-hand window which is C19 with leaded lights. Wing has 2 C20 casements
on ground floor of inner face and one above. In the angle of the main range and the
wing is a circa late C19 or early C20 leanto. To the right is a C19 plank door
leading to the passage. With a lower roof-line to its right is the shippon.
Interior: The hall has a cross beam with an axial beam joining it from the lower
wall - both are chamfered with hollow step stops. The inner room has insubstantial
closely spaced beams some of which are lightly-chamfered.
Roof: Access to the roof space is limited but part of one smoke-blackened hall
truss is visible with a morticed cranked collar. Its apex is not visible but it is
exposed on the 1st floor as side-pegged jointed cruck. One more early truss may
survive at the higher end but the roof was raised and renewed in the C18 or C19.

Listing NGR: SS6747903768

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