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Westacott Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Coldridge, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8508 / 50°51'2"N

Longitude: -3.8687 / 3°52'7"W

OS Eastings: 268549

OS Northings: 107364

OS Grid: SS685073

Mapcode National: GBR KZ.VRRS

Mapcode Global: FRA 26SV.GLS

Plus Code: 9C2RV42J+8G

Entry Name: Westacott Farmhouse

Listing Date: 26 August 1965

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1163170

English Heritage Legacy ID: 95599

Location: Coldridge, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Coldridge

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Coldridge St Matthew

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Westacott Farmhouse

Farmhouse. Probably late C15 with major C16 and C17 improvements, modernised in
late C19, C20 extension. Plastered cob on rubble footings; stone rubble stacks
topped with C19 and C20 brick; thatch roof including a small slated section.
3-room-and-through-passage plan house facing south with inner room at right (east)
end. Service end room divided into 2 in C20. Projecting end stacks to service and
inner rooms and projecting front lateral stack to hall with hall window in a
projecting bay alongside. Projecting newel stair turret to rear of hall. C19 and
C20 outshots to rear including a flat-roofed 2-storey extension to rear of service
room. 2 storeys.
Irregular 2:1:1 - window front comprising a variety of late C19 and C20 casements
with glazing bars. Front doorway to passage left of centre contains late C19
panelled door with Gothic-style hinges with contemporary rubble porch with plain
elliptical-headed outer arch and gabled and slate roof. Immediately to right of
doorway is the large stack and hall bay with its own gabled roof. The roof close
to the hall stack and bay is slated. Roof is gable-ended to right and hipped to
Interior shows work of several periods. The oldest exposed structure is the 2-bay
roof over the hall and passage between full height cob crosswalls. The truss here
is a jointed cruck fixed by 2 face pegs and a slip tenon. It is probably late C15
and although the roofspace is inaccessible it is expected to be smoke-blackened.
The hall fireplace was probably inserted to the late C16-early C17 but it appears
to have been much rebuilt since and the fireplace has not been discovered. In the
rear wall a late C16-early C17 oak doorframe to newel stair has chamfered surround
with step stops. The hall was floored sometime in C17 with unstopped soffit-
chamfered crossbeams. Inner room has late C16-early C17 soffit-chamfered and step
stopped crossbeam and a rubble fireplace with roughly-finished oak lintel of
probably late C17 or C18 date. In the passage the headbeam of an oak plank-and-
muntin screen shows but its form if it survives is hidden. The service room
appears to have been rebuilt in the late C17 or C18 with roughly-finished
crossbeams and similar oak lintel to rubble fireplace. Apart from the hall and
passage roof the rest is carried on A-frame trusses of C17 or C18 date. Only the
feet of the trusses can be examined.

Listing NGR: SS6854907364

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