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Gatherley Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Lifton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6228 / 50°37'21"N

Longitude: -4.2986 / 4°17'54"W

OS Eastings: 237503

OS Northings: 82862

OS Grid: SX375828

Mapcode National: GBR NN.B5PG

Mapcode Global: FRA 17WF.950

Plus Code: 9C2QJPF2+4H

Entry Name: Gatherley Farmhouse

Listing Date: 7 November 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1164142

English Heritage Legacy ID: 92362

Location: Lifton, West Devon, Devon, PL16

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Lifton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

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Farmhouse. Circa late C16 and C17 origins, substantial C19 remodelling. Stone
rubble with granite dressings. The earlier build has a slate roof hipped at the left
end and a large stone stack on the ridge. The adjoining C19 build has a hipped roof
with central valley and 2 stone stacks. The extent of the C19 alterations and the
re-use and addition of mullioned windows has largely obscured the original plan: it
may have been a 3 room and cross passage house, the present left hand half being the
higher end with 2 rooms heated from a central stack. In the circa mid C19 the lower
end seems to have been completely rebuilt as a taller, wider rectangular block to
which a probably C17 porch was attached, the whole forming a T plan. 2 storeys.
Asymmetrical 2 + 2 window front, with mullioned windows throughout: most of the
mullions look circa late C19 although some hoodmoulds and sills appear to be
original. C19 casements with glazing bars to all mullioned windows. The early build
has a circa late C16 arched granite doorway on the front at the left under a square-
headed hoodmould, doorway may be re-sited. 2 ground floor 4-light windows have king
mullions and hoodmoulds. Between the windows is a small single-storey square-bay
with a 3-light mullioned window with hoodmould. 2 first floor mullioned windows; 1
2-light, 1 3-light under hoodmoulds. The mid C19 build has deep eaves and a probably
C17 central gabled porch with kneelers and a moulded stopped arched doorway with
carved spandrels under a square-headed hoodmould. Arched stopped inner doorway to
porch. 1 3-light and 1 2-light first floor mullioned windows with hoodmoulds. There
are also 2, 3 and 4-light mullioned windows to the left and right returns of the
Interior Ground floor left has a large square-headed roll-moulded C17 granite
fireplace with a cloam oven. A chamfered arched stopped doorway leads into the rear
outshut. The second fireplace to the stack is partially blocked and may conceal
earlier features. Roofspace not inspected, roof timbers said to be C20.
Gatherley is documented in the late C16. An interesting house, both for the survival
of late C16/C17 features and for the C19 remodelling re-using and repeating the
earlier window forms.

Listing NGR: SX3750382862

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