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Foxworthy Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Widecombe in the Moor, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.552 / 50°33'7"N

Longitude: -3.8443 / 3°50'39"W

OS Eastings: 269439

OS Northings: 74095

OS Grid: SX694740

Mapcode National: GBR QC.6N5S

Mapcode Global: FRA 27VL.S5M

Entry Name: Foxworthy Farmhouse

Listing Date: 23 August 1955

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1241700

English Heritage Legacy ID: 440881

Location: Widecombe in the Moor, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ13

County: Devon

District: Teignbridge

Civil Parish: Widecombe in the Moor

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Leusdon St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

WIDECOMBE-IN-
SX 67 SE THE-MOOR
5/165 Foxworthy Farmhouse
23.8.55
GV II

Farmhouse, formerly a longhouse. C16, or possibly earlier, with C19 and C20
additions at rear; porch probably added in late C17 or early 18. Former barn at
left-hand end may be an early addition. Granite rubble; porch of granite ashlar.
Thatched roof, half-hipped. 2 old granite stacks with flat, simple caps, on ridge
to left of porch. Plan has through-passage with 2 rooms, probably former hall and
parlour, to left; beyond that is a former barn now converted to living
accommodation. Former shippon to right, now occupied by a single large room. 2
storeys; single-storey additions. Older house-part 3 windows wide, including
porch. All windows C20, including 2 inserted in former shippon. Porch is 2-
storeyed with round-arched doorway having voussoirs, well cut but of uneven sizes.
Inside, an old stone-flagged floor and, on the left, a stone bench; above this a
recess, possibly a blocked slit window. To left of porch a shallowly projecting
stair turret. Slit window with dripstone in rear wall of former barn.
Interior has hall fireplace backing on to through-passage (no architectural detail
on passage side). At rear of passage a round-arched doorway matching that in the
porch. Fireplace has chamfered granite lintel and jambs; oven in back with curved
stone head and stone shelf in front. To right of it, splayed entrance to stair
turret (stair removed). In rear wall, its head rising slightly above present upper-
floor level, is an old 2-light wooden window, blocked in externally; the lights are
mere slits, absolutely plain and with flat heads. Stone wall with old recesses
divides hall from parlour; latter has gable-fireplace with hollow-moulded granite
lintel; jambs are later. Floor-beams and roof-timbers all rebuilt C19 and C20.
Present owner reports that Mr Walter Chaffe recalls seeing cattle in what is
regarded as the shippon end.


Listing NGR: SX6943974095

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

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