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Latitude: 50.548 / 50°32'52"N
Longitude: -3.8357 / 3°50'8"W
OS Eastings: 270038
OS Northings: 73632
OS Grid: SX700736
Mapcode National: GBR QC.6Y4J
Mapcode Global: FRA 27VM.3H7
Entry Name: Sweaton Farmhouse, Including Garden Walls and Gate Piers
Listing Date: 23 August 1955
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1242508
English Heritage Legacy ID: 441925
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 77 SW THE-MOOR
6/247 Sweaton Farmhouse, including
23.8.55 garden wall and gate piers
Farmhouse. C16 or C17, with later additions; right-hand end rebuilt C18 or early
C19. Granite rubble. Roofs thatched, except for an added slated range projecting
from the left-hand end of front wall. Large granite ashlar chimneystack on left-
hand gable; 2 similar but smaller stacks at either end of the rebuilt right-hand
section. 3-room and through-passage plan, with hall stack backing on to passage;
lower end rebuilt as a parlour. The inner room is very large, and may have been a
kitchen at one time. 2 storeys, with single-storey additions at front and rear. 4
windows wide. Old house part is 2 windows wide with 3-light C19 wood casements
having 3 panes per light. Rebuilt lower end has 8-paned sashes; door in left-hand
bay is C20 with older thatched hood on shaped wood brackets. To left of it an added
stone lean-to. At right-angles to the left-hand end of old house part a narrow, 2-
storeyed service-wing. In front of the rebuilt parlour end a low granite rubble
garden wall with 2 slender granite gate piers with ball finials.
Interior has few features. Hall fireplace rebuilt in C20. Large inner room
fireplace with plain granite lintel; this room has upper-floor joists running from
front to back wall, those at the hall end chamfered. At rear of hall a stair turret
with winding granite staircase. Roof-structure includes 2 trusses with principal
rafters having short curved feet.
The farmyard contains some well-preserved buildings of good quality, including a
barn, pigsty and shippon that are separately listed.
Listing NGR: SX7003873632
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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