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Latitude: 51.0401 / 51°2'24"N
Longitude: -3.6753 / 3°40'31"W
OS Eastings: 282642
OS Northings: 128085
OS Grid: SS826280
Mapcode National: GBR L8.GLQZ
Mapcode Global: FRA 366C.D0Z
Entry Name: Whitley Farmhouse
Listing Date: 24 November 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1213501
English Heritage Legacy ID: 398112
Location: Molland, North Devon, Devon, EX36
District: North Devon
Civil Parish: Molland
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Molland St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS 82 NW
15/64 Whitley Farmhouse
Farmhouse, now house. Early to mid-C17, remodelled probably in the late C17. Late
C20 alterations. Coursed stone rubble right-hand gable end and ground floor to front,
with evidence of old render, and rendered cob first floor above. Rendered rear wing,
probably over coursed rubble, with eaves raised in cob, and rendered left-hand gable
end over C20 blockwork. Gable-ended C20 slate (probably asbestos) roof, hipped to
right. Stone rubble square stacks with weatherings.
Plan and development: 1-plan, facing south-east. 2-room plan front range consisting
of hall to right with external end stack and room to left divided by C18 or C19
partition with stair hall in right-hand part. Wing at rear of right-hand room
consisting of narrow room, possibly former cross-passage (present kitchen) and large
room to far end, with integral end stack and winder staircase in corner by stack.
Lean-to outshut formerly adjoining left-hand gable end demolished in the late C20 and
gable end rebuilt. Integral lateral stack added to rear of left-hand end at the same
time. It is possible that the house was formerly aligned north-west/south-east
(facing south-west) with a 3-room and cross-passage plan, consisting of hall with a
now-demolished inner room to right and cross-passage and lower room to left.
Entrance to putative cross-passage to south-west (see probable straight joints below
present window and wide jambs inside continuing to ground level). The later C17
remodelling probably included the demolition of the inner room and a 1-room addition
in front (south-west) of the hall. The ceiling frame in the hall appears to be late
C17 and it is possible that the hall was open to the roof until the late C17
remodelling, and then floored along with the other alterations. 2-storeys.
Exterior: Two first-floor windows and one ground-floor window to right; C20 2-light
wooden casements. Central C19 boarded door with beaded frame. External stacks in
right-hand gable end with chamfered offsets. Rear wing (south-west front): First-
floor 2-light wooden casement to left and 2 ground-floor 2-light wooden casements
(left-hand) one with C19 segmental brick head). Central boarded door with C19
segmental brick head.
Interior: Hall to right has late C17 ceiling frame with chamfered cross beam. Open
C17 fireplace to right with curved chamfered wooden lintel and bread oven. Probably
C19 wooden partition between hall and staircase hall to left. C19 dog-leg
staircase. C17 chamfered cross beam at head of partition. Probably former cross-
passage between hall and rear room with 2 doors to hall (one blocked) and one to rear
room. Window at left-end end of former passage with wide jambs, continuing to floor
level (evidence of possible former doorway). Rear ground-floor room has hollow-
chamfered cross beam with stepped runout stops, and wall beams; open fireplace with
stone jambs, chamfered wooden lintel, cupboard in wall to left and seat in window to
right. Staircase next to stack in left-hand corner rebuilt in the late C20.
Listing NGR: SS8264228085
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