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Woolfin Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Down St. Mary, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8247 / 50°49'28"N

Longitude: -3.7693 / 3°46'9"W

OS Eastings: 275474

OS Northings: 104288

OS Grid: SS754042

Mapcode National: GBR L4.X6XC

Mapcode Global: FRA 26ZX.KB8

Plus Code: 9C2RR6FJ+V7

Entry Name: Woolfin Farmhouse

Listing Date: 20 November 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1242547

English Heritage Legacy ID: 441981

Location: Down St. Mary, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Down St. Mary

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Down St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SS 70 SE
3/154 Woolfin Farmhouse

Farmhouse. Early C16 core with later C16 and C17 improvements. Plastered cob on
rubble footings; stone rubble or cob stacks with plastered rubble chimney shafts;
corrugated asbestos roof (formerly thatch).
Originally a 3-room-and-through-passage plan house facing south-east with inner
room at left (south-west) end. Service end has been demolished and replaced by a
dairy outshot. Hall has axial stack backing onto passage and inner room has
projecting end stack. 2 storeys. Regular but assymmetrical 3-window front of
late C19 and C20 casements, most with glazing bars. C19 plank door to passage
right of main front. Gable-ended roof. Outshot with front doorway and monopitch
Interior: little modernised. Passage-hall doorframe probably C17, oak with
chamfered surround. Hall has late C16-early C17 crossbeam, soffit-chamfered with
late step stops. The fireplace has been reduced in size and therefore original
form is hidden. Alongside to left is an ogee-moulded beam, possibly the bressumer
carrying the internal jetty of the passage chamber. Upper end of hall is a full
height oak-framed crosswall of probably mid C16 date. Ground floor comprises an
oak plank-and-muntin screen (now plastered over) with large framing above. Inner
room has a probably late C16-early C17 axial beam with rough soffit-chamfer and is
supported against the hall screen by a plain post. The underside includes a
series of mortices for a large-framed axial partition with a doorway towards the
hall end. Fireplace here is blocked. Late Cl6-early C17 roof. Lower part of
hall truss is plastered over but its shape suggests that it is a jointed cruck.
Roof is not smoke-blackened but the ridge over the passage is; suggestive that
hall and inner room roof is secondary. The full height cob partition on lower
side of passage is now end wall and includes a blocked ground floor doorway.

Listing NGR: SS7547404288

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

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