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Lower Wotton Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Colebrooke, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.7693 / 50°46'9"N

Longitude: -3.7567 / 3°45'24"W

OS Eastings: 276220

OS Northings: 98103

OS Grid: SX762981

Mapcode National: GBR QH.JSRR

Mapcode Global: FRA 3701.XYV

Entry Name: Lower Wotton Farmhouse

Listing Date: 20 November 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1171060

English Heritage Legacy ID: 96589

Location: Colebrooke, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Colebrooke

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Colebrooke

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

COLEBROOKE
SX 79 NE
5/76 Lower Wotton Farmhouse
-
GV II

Farmhouse. Late C17 with C19 alterations and extension. Plastered cob on rubble
footings; stone rubble or cob stacks with plastered brick chimney shafts; thatch
roof.
Main block faces south-east with rear blocks pojecting at right angles from each
end, that to right (north-east) added in C19 as an agricultural store. Originally
front block had 3-room plan and central room heated by rear lateral stack. In C19
front: lateral stack inserted to small left end room and in C20 central and left
room knocked together. Left (south-west) rear block is original kitchen block
with end stack and stairs are C19 replacement of originals. 2 storeys.
Balanced 2-window front with C20 casement with glazing bars on ground floor and C19
casements with glazing bars on first floor. C20 plank door with contemporary
gabled and thatch-roofed porch to right. Roof is hipped each end. Kitchen wing
has slightly lower roof, is gable-ended, and includes a half dormer casement
window. C19 addition also gable-ended and includes original unglazed windows with
internal shutters. The end wall has ground floor door and external stops to first
floor loading hatch.
Interior : early features are mostly hidden by C19 and C20 plaster. However main
front room has original plain chartered cross and oak lintel of fireplace is
exposed with soffit chamfer and worn but apparently stepped lozenge stops. To left
part of original framed partition is exposed and includes a late C17. C17-early
C18 bead-moulded doorframe. In kitchen the cross-beam is boxed in and large rubble
fireplace with plain oak lintel has been much rebuilt. Roof of main block
inaccessible and only feet of one principal exposed in kitchen wing. It is lap-
jointed onto a post originally buried in the cob wall. C19 agricultural wing has
king post truss roof.


Listing NGR: SX7622098103

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

Description

COLEBROOKE
SX 79 NE
5/76 Lower Wotton Farmhouse
-
GV II

Farmhouse. Late C17 with C19 alterations and extension. Plastered cob on rubble
footings; stone rubble or cob stacks with plastered brick chimney shafts; thatch
roof.
Main block faces south-east with rear blocks pojecting at right angles from each
end, that to right (north-east) added in C19 as an agricultural store. Originally
front block had 3-room plan and central room heated by rear lateral stack. In C19
front: lateral stack inserted to small left end room and in C20 central and left
room knocked together. Left (south-west) rear block is original kitchen block
with end stack and stairs are C19 replacement of originals. 2 storeys.
Balanced 2-window front with C20 casement with glazing bars on ground floor and C19
casements with glazing bars on first floor. C20 plank door with contemporary
gabled and thatch-roofed porch to right. Roof is hipped each end. Kitchen wing
has slightly lower roof, is gable-ended, and includes a half dormer casement
window. C19 addition also gable-ended and includes original unglazed windows with
internal shutters. The end wall has ground floor door and external stops to first
floor loading hatch.
Interior : early features are mostly hidden by C19 and C20 plaster. However main
front room has original plain chartered cross and oak lintel of fireplace is
exposed with soffit chamfer and worn but apparently stepped lozenge stops. To left
part of original framed partition is exposed and includes a late C17. C17-early
C18 bead-moulded doorframe. In kitchen the cross-beam is boxed in and large rubble
fireplace with plain oak lintel has been much rebuilt. Roof of main block
inaccessible and only feet of one principal exposed in kitchen wing. It is lap-
jointed onto a post originally buried in the cob wall. C19 agricultural wing has
king post truss roof.


Listing NGR: SX7622098103

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