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Stone Farmhouse

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

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Latitude: 50.6006 / 50°36'2"N

Longitude: -3.8083 / 3°48'30"W

OS Eastings: 272119

OS Northings: 79436

OS Grid: SX721794

Mapcode National: GBR QD.9KF0

Mapcode Global: FRA 27XH.24N

Entry Name: Stone Farmhouse

Listing Date: 3 November 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1242058

English Heritage Legacy ID: 441407

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

2/210 Stone Farmhouse

- II

House, probably a former longhouse. Late medieval, remodelled and probably enlarged
in C16; C20 additions at rear. Granite rubble with patches of ashlar, especially
at the lower end; the outer face of front wall has been considerably rebuilt.
Water reed thatched roof at front, slated at rear. 4 granite chimneystacks, 1 in
each gable, 2 on ridge; all have tapered caps, but that on the right-hand gable is
probably considerably later than the rest. 3-room and through-passage plan with
probable former shippon at lower end. Hall stack backs on to passage. Room at
upper end is unusual in having been a kitchen with stack dividing it from hall. 2
storeys. 5-window front. Ground storey has a granite-mullioned window to each room
with an additional C20 window (in an older opening) to the hall and kitchen. The 2
right-hand windows appear to be almost entirely late C19 or early C20, although the
hall window may have one early jamb. The kitchen window, of 3 lights, seems to have
an old frame, but with renewed mullions; the right-hand jamb seems to be a re-used
king-mullion. To the right of the right-hand window is a blocked ventilation slit.
Windows in upper storey have C19 wood casements, with round heads pushing up into
the thatch. Doorway has medieval shouldered wood door-frame, matched by a similar
door-frame, slightly mutilated, at the rear of the passage. C20 thatched porch at
the front.
Interior: Hall has a large granite fireplace, probably of C16, with hollow-moulded
surround and pyramid stops; stone-framed oven at the back. In the rear wall is a
deep recess designed like a chute. Kitchen fireplace is similar to that in the
hall, but with different stops, possibly scroll-stops. 2 ovens at the back. In the
rear wall is a chamfered granite doorway with 2-centred arch and what are probably
intended as pyramid stops. In rear wall between hall and kitchen a winding stone
staircase. The back of hall stack, facing the passage, is plastered, but at the
base is a chamfered plinth, characteristic of Dartmoor; there is probably high-
quality ashlar masonry beneath the plaster. The lower room has a well-made
ventilation slit, now blocked, in each of the front and back walls, suggesting
strongly that this was originally a shippon. The upper-floor beams and roof have
been rebuilt in C20.
The farm seems to have been owned and occupied by the Man family, who described
themselves as yeomen, in the late C16 to mid C17.
Source: Devon Record Office 48/14/50/9, 48/14/51/1, together with other deeds; there
are also deeds of Stone back to C15.

Listing NGR: SX7211979436

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

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