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Middle Weaver Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Plymtree, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8264 / 50°49'35"N

Longitude: -3.357 / 3°21'25"W

OS Eastings: 304517

OS Northings: 103863

OS Grid: ST045038

Mapcode National: GBR LP.X9C9

Mapcode Global: FRA 36VX.9ZC

Plus Code: 9C2RRJGV+H5

Entry Name: Middle Weaver Farmhouse

Listing Date: 24 October 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1162579

English Heritage Legacy ID: 86884

Location: Plymtree, East Devon, Devon, EX15

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Plymtree

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Plymtree St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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2/128 Middle Weaver Farmhouse

Farmhouse. Early C16, major late C17 - early C18 refurbishment (much was rebuilt),
modernised circa 1970. Plastered cob on stone rubble footings; cob and stone rubble
stacks topped with C19 and C20 brick (one chimneyshaft is plastered); thatch roof.
Plan and development: 4-room lobby entrance plan house facing east-south-east, say
east, built down a gentle hillslope. Uphill, to right (south) are 2 unheated
service rboms which were probably originally used as a dairy, buttery and the like.
Next is the former kitchen with an axial stack backing onto a parlour at the left
(north) end. Lobby entry in front of the kitchen stack. The house began as some
form of open hall house but only a small part of the early C16 house remains; the
inner room, the southern end service room. The chamber over was jettied into the
open hall. The rest of the house was rebuilt and rearranged in the late C17 - early
C18. Farmhouse is 2 storeys with secondary lean-to outshots across the back.
Exterior: irregular 6-window front, a variety of c18, C19 and C20 casements, mostly
with glazing bars. The front doorway is left of centre and contains a C20 plank
door with a contemporary thatch-roofed porch. The roof is gable-ended.
Interior: there is an original oak plank-and-muntin screen between the 2 former
service rooms. The lower parts of the panels have been cut out and the panels
dropped. The screen contains a large shoulder-headed doorway. The large scantling
axial joists over the former inner room include a trimmer indicating the place where
there was ladder access to the chamber over. Also the joists jetty over the screen
with rounded ends. The crosswall above is oak large framing. The features in the
rest of the house are late C17 - early C18. For instance the kitchen fireplace has
an oak-framed front, its lintel is chamfered with scroll stops. Both kitchen and
parlour have chamfered crossbeams with runout stops. The parlour fireplace is a C20
rebuild. Roof of A-frame trusses with maybe secondary spiked lap-jointed collars.
Middle weaver Farmhouse forms a good group with its close neighbour, Lower Weaver
Farmhouse (q.v).

Listing NGR: ST0449603891

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