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Withycombe Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Tedburn St. Mary, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.7325 / 50°43'56"N

Longitude: -3.714 / 3°42'50"W

OS Eastings: 279134

OS Northings: 93938

OS Grid: SX791939

Mapcode National: GBR QJ.TCJH

Mapcode Global: FRA 3734.NX2

Entry Name: Withycombe Farmhouse

Listing Date: 4 September 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1215933

English Heritage Legacy ID: 401127

Location: Tedburn St. Mary, Teignbridge, Devon, EX6

County: Devon

District: Teignbridge

Civil Parish: Tedburn St. Mary

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Tedburn St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

TEDBURN ST MARY
SX 79 SE

2/75 Withycombe Farmhouse

- II

Farmhouse. Late medieval origins, remodelling of the late C16, C20 renovations.
Whitewashed rendered cob on stone rubble footings; slate roof gabled at right end,
half-hipped at left end; 1 rendered axial stack, rear right lateral stack.
Present plan of 2 (formerly 3) rooms hind through passage to main range. The house
has been extended by the conversion of a dairy and other outbuildings at the rear
forming an approximate U-plan. The main range was a late medieval open hall house,
the hall probably divided from the passage by a low screen with 2-storey blocks at
the lower and inner ends, the lower end (right-hand) heated from the rear lateral
stack. In the circa late C16 the hall was floored over and a cob stack inserted
backing on to the through passage. Both the hall and inner room have stairs against
the rear wall. In the C20 most of the plank and muntin screen dividing the narrow
inner room from the hall was removed and the front elevation of the house
refenestrated with altered embrasures.
2 storeys. Irregular 4-window front with a C20 porch to the front door to the
passage which is right of centre. Various late C20 casements with diamond-leaded
panes.
Interior The lower end room has a chamferedcross beam with step stops, the fireplace
has been largely rebuilt. The hall has an open fireplace with 1 monolith granite
jamb and a chamfered lintel with step stops, 1 jamb partially rebuilt; bread oven.
The hall cross beam and joists appear to be late C20 replacements. The remains of
the passage screen survive, visible in a cupboard under the stairs, and a fragment of
the plank and muntin screen between the hall and narrow unheated inner room. On the
first floor a timber framed partition that rises as a closed truss in the roofspace
divides the left-hand room from the room over the hall (no through access).
Chamfered doorframe to first floor room right. There is a late medieval smoke-
blackened roof over the hall, the left-hand closed truss is also sooted. 1 visible
main truss, probably a jointed cruck truss, complete with threaded ridge, purlins and
rafters.
An evolved house, conspicuous from the road with a late medieval roof.


Listing NGR: SX7913493938

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