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Lower Bonehill Farmhouse

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

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Latitude: 50.5829 / 50°34'58"N

Longitude: -3.802 / 3°48'7"W

OS Eastings: 272518

OS Northings: 77459

OS Grid: SX725774

Mapcode National: GBR QF.JM0J

Mapcode Global: FRA 27XJ.JLW

Entry Name: Lower Bonehill Farmhouse

Listing Date: 3 November 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1242236

English Heritage Legacy ID: 441634

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

2/226 Lower Bonehill Farmhouse


House, formerly a longhouse. C16 with additions at the rear. Granite rubble,
including some massive blocks at the quoins and base of the walls. Slated roof.
Large granite ashlar chimneystack (heating former hall) on centre of ridge; thatch
weatherings and unusual tapered cap, its base projecting slightly beyond the face of
the stack. Small plain stone stack on left-hand gable. 3-room and through-passage
plan originally, the former shippon occupying the room to right of the passage'; hall
and inner room are now combined into one. 2 storeys; lean-to additions at rear are
single-storeyed. 4-window front; all windows have C20 small-paned wood casements.
Open-fronted stone entrance-porch with gabled roof; C20 plank door. To left of the
porch the wall has been built forward a little, probably in late C17 or early C18;
the left-hand ground-storey window has a flat arch with tall, roughly cut voussoirs.
To right of porch is a blocked doorway with a C20 window cut into it. This must
have provided separate access to the shippon; there is a matching doorway, also
blocked, in the rear wall. 2 large C20 windows have been cut in the lower (west)
gable-wall. There is a small blocked window, larger than the usual ventilation
slit, in the rear wall of the shippon.
Interior has been almost completely gutted, except for the hall stack. This has a
granite ashlar back to the passage with chamfered plinth and hollow-moulded cornice.
The large rectangular fireplace-opening has monolithic, hollow-moulded granite jambs
and lintel; oven with stone-framed opening and shallow shelf in front. The old
interior is described (with a plan) in E Mercer, English Vernacular Houses, 1975,
Adjacent to the house are 5 farm buildings, making an important group; these are
separately listed.

Listing NGR: SX7251877459

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