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Middle Bonehill Farmhouse, Including Garden Wall in Front of Right Hand Side of House

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

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Latitude: 50.5834 / 50°35'0"N

Longitude: -3.8018 / 3°48'6"W

OS Eastings: 272536

OS Northings: 77508

OS Grid: SX725775

Mapcode National: GBR QF.JM2K

Mapcode Global: FRA 27XJ.JNW

Entry Name: Middle Bonehill Farmhouse, Including Garden Wall in Front of Right Hand Side of House

Listing Date: 23 August 1955

Last Amended: 3 November 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1242234

English Heritage Legacy ID: 441631

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

2/223 Middle Bonehill Farmhouse,
including garden wall in front of
23.8.55 right-hand side of house (formerly
listed as Bonehill Farmhouse and
attached Barn)

Longhouse. C16 or C17, possibly earlier, with entrance porch and wing of 1682;
later lean-to in front of shippon. Older house-part covered with roughcast, shippon
of exposed coursed granite rubble; additions of granite rubble. House part has
tarred slated roof, except for the 1682 wing which has a thatched roof, half-hipped
at the front. Shippon, half-hipped at the lower end, is covered with corrugated
asbestos and the lean-to in front of it with corrugated iron. Old house part has a
large granite ashlar chimneys tack with thatch weatherings and tapered top on centre
of ridge (heating former hall). Small granite stack, probably of C19, on right-hand
gable, 3-room and through-passage plan with hall stack backing on to passage;
shippon occupies the room to left of passage. Entrance porch of 1682 has small room
to right of it. 2 storeys. House part including the porch wing, is 3 windows wide;
all windows have C19 wood casements with 2 or 3 panes per light. Right-hand ground
storey window has the lintel of a 3-light stone-mullioned window. The windows in
the wing have flat arches with roughly cut voussoirs. The porch doorway is of
moulded granite with a round arch, the spandrels carved with the initials and date
IS 1682. At rear of porch an old plank door with wrought-iron strap hinges. In the
left wall of the porch is a slight projection containing a water trough cut from a
single piece of granite; at its base is a small hole for an outlet pipe. The
shippon has a small doorway with plain granite lintel and plank door, just to left
of the porch. Its gable-end contains 3 ventilation slits at ground-storey level and
a fourth at the top of the wall. Halfway up are 2 small openings resembling putlog
holes. The lean-to in front of the shippon appears to have been a pigsty, probably
of early C19, with 3 compartments separated internally by low walls composed of
large, upright pieces of slate. Each compartment has a doorway with a plain granite
lintel, 2 at the front and 1 at the right-hand side; each has a plank door with
wrought-iron strap-hinges, and inside, on the floor, is a feeding trough cut from a
single piece of granite. Garden wall in front of the house part is of large-scale
granite rubble.
Interior of house not inspected, but former hall appears to have a large open
fireplace; at its upper end, facing the fireplace, is a long seat with a late C16 or
early C17 panelled back. Shippon has old drain down the middle and feeding-trough
stones along each long wall. Roof-timbers are C18 or early C19.

Listing NGR: SX7253677508

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

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