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Whites Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Ashwater, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7725 / 50°46'21"N

Longitude: -4.25 / 4°15'0"W

OS Eastings: 241444

OS Northings: 99405

OS Grid: SX414994

Mapcode National: GBR NR.0L4T

Mapcode Global: FRA 17Z1.J34

Plus Code: 9C2QQPFX+2X

Entry Name: Whites Farmhouse

Listing Date: 21 January 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1164606

English Heritage Legacy ID: 90724

Location: Ashwater, Torridge, Devon, EX21

County: Devon

District: Torridge

Civil Parish: Ashwater

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Halwill St Peter and St James

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

Tagged with: Farmhouse Thatched farmhouse

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Farmhouse. C17 core, C18 and C19 alterations. Whitewashed rendered cob on stone
rubble footings, slate roof gabled at ends, projecting stack at left end, 2 axial
Plan: the original plan was probably 3 room and through or cross passage with the
hall stack backing on to the passage. A gabled projection to the front of the hall
may have contained the stair or served as a projecting bay for the hall window.
Service rooms in a single-storey cob lean-to at the rear are probably an C18
addition. The house has been remodelled and extended on either side of the hall.
The present entrance, to the right of the hall stack leads directly into a stair hall
and the lower end consists of 1 heated room and a small unheated storage room
originally with separate access from outside. At the inner end of the hall there are
now 2 rooms, a former pantry immediately to the left of the hall and a heated parlour
at the left end of the range accessible via a passage to the rear of the pantry. The
eaves have been raised and the thatched roof replaced with asbestos slates. 2
storeys. Long asymmetrical 5-window front with a small gabled projection to the
front approximately in the centre and a C20 single-storey glazed lean-to on the front
at the right, front door immediately to the right of the central axial stack and
probably in the position of the former through passage doorway. Late C19
fenestration of 2- and 3-light casements with glazing bars.
Interior The hall fireplace has been partly blocked in the early C20, earlier jambs
and lintel said to be concealed behind, ceiling beams plastered over china cupboards
to both hall and parlour. Late C19 stair with turned balusters, modern roof trusses.
Whites is one of 3 farms sited in a hamlet which is similar to a Cornish townsplace.

Listing NGR: SX4144499405

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