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Southcombe Farmhouse

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.5738 / 50°34'25"N

Longitude: -3.8178 / 3°49'4"W

OS Eastings: 271376

OS Northings: 76467

OS Grid: SX713764

Mapcode National: GBR QD.C8YZ

Mapcode Global: FRA 27WK.4H3

Entry Name: Southcombe Farmhouse

Listing Date: 23 August 1955

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1242055

English Heritage Legacy ID: 441402

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: Widecombe-in-the-Moor St Pancras

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

WIDECOMBE-IN-
SX 77 NW THE-MOOR
2/205 Southcombe Farmhouse
23.8.55
- II

House, formerly a farmhouse; now sub-divided. Early C16, or possibly older; right-
hand end remodelled and possibly enlarged in early C19. Granite rubble, slate-hung
at the front. Tarred slated roofs. 3 large, plain granite chimneystacks with stone
thatch weatherings; 2 are close together on ridge, slightly off-centre to left, the
third is on the right-hand gable. Plan consists of a cross-passage with stack of
apparently C16 date at either side; 2 small rooms to left, 2 larger rooms to right,
probably with C19 entrance-hall in the centre. 2 storeys, with single-storeyed
lean-tos. 5-window front; all windows are C20. Entrance to cross-passage has a
single-storey stone porch with pent roof, extended on left-hand side; chamfered
shouldered-head granite doorway of C16 or earlier. In the centre of right-hand 3
bays is a 6-panelled door with cast-iron knocker; porch consisting of 2 monolithic
C19 granite columns supporting a C20 hood. 2 hipped dormers in the roof.
Interior of left-hand end has 2 early stacks backing on to either side of the cross-
passage, a highly unusual arrangement; both have chamfered plinths and cornices
characteristic of C16. The stack to left has a simple granite fireplace with
segmental arch, probably a replacement of the original. Beyond this room, now
completely walled off in stone, is a small inner room accessible only through an
external door. The roof of this section is probably early C19, with principal
rafters overlapping at the apex to make a fork for the ridge, and collars pegged to
their faces. Interior of right-hand section not inspected, but roof is C20,
reputedly rebuilt after a thatch fire.


Listing NGR: SX7137676467

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