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Latitude: 50.559 / 50°33'32"N
Longitude: -3.8666 / 3°51'59"W
OS Eastings: 267880
OS Northings: 74913
OS Grid: SX678749
Mapcode National: GBR QB.02HB
Mapcode Global: FRA 27SL.9FT
Entry Name: Sherwell Farmhouse
Listing Date: 3 November 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1242053
English Heritage Legacy ID: 441399
Location: Widecombe in the Moor, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ13
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
SX 67 SE THE-MOOR
5/203 Sherwell Farmhouse
Farmhouse, formerly a longhouse. C17 or earlier, with later additions. Granite
rubble, the front of house part-covered with roughcast. House part thatched with
hip at right-hand end; left-hand side (the former shippon) slated with hip on left.
Large plain granite chimneystack (probably heating former hall) on ridge at left-
hand end of house part. Small C20 rendered stack at each end of building.
Traditional 3-room plan, with 2 domestic rooms to right and former shippon to left;
there is no longer a cross-passage (if one ever existed), the front door opening
into a lobby. 2 storeys, with single-storey additions. House part is 2 windows
wide; C19 wood casements with 2 or 3 panes per light. Projecting from the left-hand
side is a small gabled building, formerly a well-house. In front of shippon end a
lean-to which also forms a porch to the front doorway; latter has an old plank door
with wrought-iron strap-hinges. There was formerly an outbuilding at the right-hand
end, of which only a small piece of walling and the doorway remains; this has
monolothic granite jambs and lintel.
Interior: hall stack backs on to entrance-lobby. Built-up against it on the lobby
side is a chamfered upper-floor beam. Hall fireplace is chamfered, with monolithic
granite jambs and lintel. Upper floor beams chamfered, the stops (if any ever
existed) having been worn away; chamfered joists with step stops. Stone wall
divides off the inner room, which is quite large and seems to have been a kitchen.
Gable fireplace with plain granite jambs and lintel; oven in the back having stone-
framed opening with shallow shelf in front. To left of fireplace a winding granite
staircase with blocked slit window. Upper floor beam is rough and unchamfered;
joists C20. Second storey not inspected.
Owner says she believes the shippon survived until shortly before she arrived in
1950s. Mrs F Wilkinson thinks this may once have been a mirrored pair of
longhouses, each with a domestic room and a shippon.
Listing NGR: SX6788074913
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