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Great Westacott Farmhouse Including Attached Shippon with Loft over

A Grade II Listed Building in Bishop's Tawton, Devon

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Latitude: 51.0333 / 51°1'59"N

Longitude: -4.0239 / 4°1'26"W

OS Eastings: 258182

OS Northings: 127945

OS Grid: SS581279

Mapcode National: GBR KS.H2G7

Mapcode Global: FRA 26GD.24X

Plus Code: 9C3Q2XMG+8C

Entry Name: Great Westacott Farmhouse Including Attached Shippon with Loft over

Listing Date: 18 March 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1163978

English Heritage Legacy ID: 98487

Location: Bishop's Tawton, North Devon, Devon, EX32

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Bishop's Tawton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Bishops Tawton

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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SS 52 NE
10/9 Great Westacott Farmhouse
- including attached Shippon
with loft over

- II

Farmhouse with attached shippon with loft over. Farmhouse late C15 or early C16
remodelled in C17 when shippon was added. C19 alterations. Whitewashed rendered
stone rubble and cob. Slate roof to farmhouse, tiled roof to shippon. Farmhouse
has through-passage plan, formerly an open hall house. Lower end is divided into 2
rooms, 1 to rear is heated, dairy to front extending into shippon and loft
projection at right angles to front of main range forming overall L-shaped plan.
Tall rubble stack at right end of farmhouse with drip, offsets and projecting bread
oven : stack set slightly off the ridge at left end with drip and slated
weatherings and tapered cap. 2 storeys with single storied right-angled extension
to rear : 3-window range of C19 to C20 fenestration. Two 2-light casements to left
and a 3-light casement to right, all 3 panes per light. 4-light casement window to
hall to right of 6-panelled door, the upper 2 panels glazed with small square
window to dairy to left. Shippon with loft over has doors to both storeys in same
opening with 2-light window to right with iron stanchions and another square window
opening to dairy inserted in former blocked doorway.
Interior C17 rear through-passage doorway with old plank door. Run out stops to
chamfered beam to heated lower end room with C18 joinery to integral wall cupboard.
C17 doorway to dairy with scroll-stopped chamfered durns. Stairs repositioned at
lower end of hall formerly in stair turret projection to rear of hall. Run-out
stops to chamfered hall beam and cyma recta moulding to the exposed arris of the
jetty at lower end of hall. Positioned over this jetty is a closed raised cruck
truss with collar tenoned into mortices to the soffits of the blades and carrying 2
tiers of threaded purlins and diagonally set ridge purlin. Smoke-blackening to
both sides of the truss but not to the lower side of the lath and plaster partition
indicates that the lower end was formerly open to the roof although the remainder
of the roof structure over this end has been replaced in C20. This end was floored
over first, jettying into the hall which remained open to the roof possibly into
the C18. The shippon contains 2 stop-chamfered beams and has 2 C17 roof trusses
with straight principals carrying 2 tiers of threaded purlins and ridge purlin with
mortices for removed collars.

Listing NGR: SS5818227945

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