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Outbuilding About 20 Metres South East of Rowbrook Farmhouse

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.5374 / 50°32'14"N

Longitude: -3.858 / 3°51'28"W

OS Eastings: 268431

OS Northings: 72498

OS Grid: SX684724

Mapcode National: GBR QB.1JPT

Mapcode Global: FRA 27TM.SZY

Entry Name: Outbuilding About 20 Metres South East of Rowbrook Farmhouse

Listing Date: 3 November 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1242050

English Heritage Legacy ID: 441394

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
5/198 Outbuilding about 20 metres
- south-east of Rowbrook
Farmhouse
- II

Outbuilding, formerly a longhouse. C17 or earlier, with added lean-to. Granite
rubble with massive, roughly-dressed quoins. Slated roof. No chimneys, or evidence
of where one might have been. Plan consists of 2 small domestic rooms to left of a
cross-passage (which has no rear doorway) and a shippon to right. The latter is
separated from the passage by a stone wall with massive stones at its base; the
wall is not bonded to either of the outer walls and never seems to have contained a
doorway. Just next to it in the rear wall, on the shippon side, is a rounded recess
that may have contained a staircase. To the right of this is a blocked doorway,
opposite to the present front doorway into the shippon and it seems quite possible
that the original through-passage was here, absorbed into the shippon at some later
date along with part of the hall. 2 storeys. 2-window front to house part; none
of the windows contain frames or glazing, and all are boarded up. The window left
of the cross-passage door has a chamfered granite lintel with run-out stops, but it
does not fit the opening, even allowing for the right-hand side having been blocked
in. Doorway to left of it, into former inner room, has a similar lintel which fits
rather better. Doorway into cross-passage has an old granite porch roofed with a
sheet of corrugated iron. Shippon doorway, to right, has a plain wood lintel. To
right of this an added lean-to, used latterly as a stable. In the left-hand gable-
wall the house part has a small, hollow-moulded granite window in the ground storey;
it originally had a mullion in the centre, and in each jamb is a hole for a
horizontal bar. In the upper storey is a slit window (now blocked), a remarkable
feature for one of the main walls of a house. At the back the ground appears to
have been built up to second-storey level, probably when the upper part of the
building was converted into a storage loft. The wall contains several old loft
doors, but there is also a slit window, possibly related to a former staircase. In
the right-hand gable-wall the shippon has 3 ventilation slits at ground-storey
level.
Interior has few features. There is a stone wall containing a blocked doorway
between the former inner room and hall. The latter has a chamfered upper-floor beam
with plain joists; the beam has rotted at either end and is supported by inserted
corbels. Below the beam, a very flimsy partition forms the left-hand side of the
cross-passage; the front door must originally have opened straight into the hall.
There is a drain running the full length of the shippon and a line of stones along
the rear wall, defining a feeding trough. The building is known to have been used
as the farmhouse until the late C19, and continued as a dwelling well into C20.
Sources: information from the present owner and Miss E Gawne.


Listing NGR: SX6843172498

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