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Latitude: 50.8842 / 50°53'3"N
Longitude: -3.8486 / 3°50'54"W
OS Eastings: 270059
OS Northings: 111041
OS Grid: SS700110
Mapcode National: GBR L0.SQTC
Mapcode Global: FRA 26TR.Y6J
Entry Name: West Hill Farmhouse
Listing Date: 19 February 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1162913
English Heritage Legacy ID: 95507
Location: Chawleigh, Mid Devon, Devon, EX18
District: Mid Devon
Civil Parish: Chawleigh
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Chawleigh St James
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS 71 SW
2/36 West Hill Farmhouse
Farmhouse. C17, possibly earlier core, with late C17 improvements, C19 and early
C20 modernisations. Plastered cob on rubble footings; stone rubble or cob stacks
topped with C20 brick; thatch roof.
House facing south-east has basic 3-room-and-through-passage-plan layout with
former inner room at right (north-east) end. Larger former service end room has
probably been extended. Both former service and inner rooms have projecting end
stacks, the latter disused. Hall has projecting rear lateral stack with probably
secondary oven projection. Rear of passage now blocked by late C17 stair. 2
Irregular 6-window front of late C19 and C20 casements with glazing bars, and, over
passage door a late C18 - early C19 3-light casement which includes rectangular
panes of leaded glass. Door below is C20 and secondary door to inner room towards
right end is behind C20 flat-roofed and glass-sided porch. Roof is gable-ended to
left and half-hipped to right.
Interior shows mostly result of C19 and early C20 modernisations but layout
suggests that original features probably survive behind later plasterwork. For
instance all fireplaces are blocked by C20 chimney-pieces. Former hall however has
exposed early or mid C17 crossbeams with richly-moulded soffits and unusual fin-
shaped stops. The upper end crossbeam is positioned well in from the crosswall
which suggests that the chamber over the inner room jettied into a once open hall.
Rear of former passage is now blocked by a stair, straight flight to half-landing
then turning both ways along rear wall. It still has a very fine late C17 dog gate
containing 2 tiers of turned balusters. Roof was inaccessible at time of survey
but the farmer claims it to be made up of A-frame trusses pegged lap-jointed collars
throughout and part of wall plate is exposed externally under eaves towards right
end. It is probably late C17.
Listing NGR: SS7005911041
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