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Wellington Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Widworthy, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7938 / 50°47'37"N

Longitude: -3.1177 / 3°7'3"W

OS Eastings: 321316

OS Northings: 99949

OS Grid: SY213999

Mapcode National: GBR M0.Z9Z9

Mapcode Global: FRA 46CZ.TFJ

Plus Code: 9C2RQVVJ+GW

Entry Name: Wellington Farmhouse

Listing Date: 8 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1163857

English Heritage Legacy ID: 88794

Location: Widworthy, East Devon, Devon, EX14

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Widworthy

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Widworthy St Cuthbert

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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4/122 Wellington Farmhouse (Reeds Farm
- on O.S.)


Farmhouse. C16 and C17 origins, extensively refurbished in the early-mid C19.
Plastered stone rubble with some cob; stone rubble stacks with plastered brick
chimneyshafts; thatch roof.
Plan and development: essentially an L-plan building. The main block faces south
and is set back a short distance from the road. It had a 3-room-and-through-passage
plan. At the right (east) end is an unheated service end room. The passage next to
it now contains the main stair which blocks the back of the passage. The hall has a
rear lateral stack and the inner room parlour breaks forward a short distance from
the main front and has a former gable-end stack which now backs onto a service
block. The first room of this service wing is on the same axis as the main block
but set a little forward and, at the left (west) end, a cartshed set at right angles
and projecting forward; it has now been converted to garages. The main block was
thoroughly refurbished in the C19, a process which apparently involved a complete
reroofing. Therefore there is not enough early fabric exposed to determine the
early structural history of the house. Nevertheless it seems probably that it began
as some kind of open hall house in the C16. There is too some evidence of an
internal jetty at the upper end of the hall. House is 2 storeys.
Exterior: overall irregular 1:1:2-window front of C19 and C20 replacement casements
with glazing bars. The right 2-window section is symmetrical about the passage
front doorway which contains a C19 part-glazed 6-panel door under a contemporary
hood on shaped timber brackets. The main block roof is hipped to right and the
cartshed roof is half-hipped.
Interior: is mainly the result of C19 and C20 modernisations but a little early
work is exposed. The inner room fireplace is late C16 - early C17; it is Beerstone
ashlar with a chamfered oak lintel and has some C19 brick lining and a contemporary
inserted oven. The hall has a similar fireplace and a probably early C17 crossbeam
with broad chamfers. Otherwise no early features show although the early layout is
preserved and therefore some features may be hidden. The roof was not inspected but
is said to be C19 and C20.

Listing NGR: SY2131699949

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