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Old Farmhouse Approximately 30 Metres South of Great Weeke Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Chagford, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6732 / 50°40'23"N

Longitude: -3.8204 / 3°49'13"W

OS Eastings: 271463

OS Northings: 87532

OS Grid: SX714875

Mapcode National: GBR QD.4VQY

Mapcode Global: FRA 27W9.9G0

Plus Code: 9C2RM5FH+7R

Entry Name: Old Farmhouse Approximately 30 Metres South of Great Weeke Farmhouse

Listing Date: 22 February 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1147064

English Heritage Legacy ID: 94640

Location: Chagford, West Devon, Devon, TQ13

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Chagford

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Chagford St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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4/110 Old farmhouse approximately
30 metres south of Great Weeke
22.2.67 Farmhouse


Old farmhouse, now converted to agricultural use. C16 and C17, probably abandoned
in C19. Granite stone rubble with large dressed quoins, some cob on wall tops and
some C20 mending in concrete blocks; disused granite ashlar stacks; corrugated
iron roof (formerly thatch).
Plan: originally a 3-room-and-through-passage plan house facing south with a lower
end parlour at the right (eastern) end. It has an end stack with the remains of a
stone newel stair alongside. There is now no longer a partition between the hall
and inner room. The hall has a rear lateral stack and the inner room is terraced
into the hillside. Since the original roof and some of the other carpentry has been
renewed or removed it is not possible to outline the development of the farmhouse.
It was formerly 2 storeys throughout but now only the passage is floored.
Exterior: the front of the hall and inner room and the lower end parlour has been
knocked out in order to use the rooms for farming purposes. This leaves only the
passage section and it is buttressed to right. The front passage doorway contains a
late C17-early C17 crank-headed doorframe with chamfered surround. The rear is more
complete, at least from the hall stack to the lower end. The rear passage doorway
contains the original C16 oak round-headed doorframe with chamfered surround. The
lower end parlour and former chamber above each have probably C18 oak 3-light flat-
faced mullion windows, the lower 1 larger. Roof is half-hipped each end.
Interior: on both sides of the passage are rubble walls up to first floor level
with framed partitions above. The lower (parlour) side contains an oak C17
chamfered doorframe, its stops cut out to let a barrel through. It contains a
probably contemporary door; a plank-and-ledge door pegged together with strap
hinges. The parlour fireplace is also C17; built of granite it has an ovolo-
moulded oak lintel and contains a C19 brick-lined oven. The chimney breast has been
demolished. Stone newel stairs to right. The hall has a massive fireplace of
granite ashlar with hollow chamfered surround, probably mid or late C16. Large
blocked window to left. All the crossbeams have been removed. At first floor level
the lower passage frame closing a truss is the oldest. The frame is filled with
wattle and daub and contains a probably C17 plank door. This frame fills a C16
clean face-pegged jointed cruck but the cruck posts were cut off, apparently in the
C17 when the framed infill was put there. The truss over the upper passage
partition and the next truss over the hall were probably true crucks but they too
are cut off as the principals begin to turn to the posts. The rest of the roof is
made up of heavily patched up C19 and C20 trusses.
This old farmhouse forms part of a group with a number of other listed buildings in
the hamlet of Great Weeke.

Listing NGR: SX7146387532

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