History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Woolfin Farmhouse

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

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »

Coordinates

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

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

District: Mid 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

Find accommodation in
Copplestone

Listing Text

DOWN ST MARY
SS 70 SE
3/154 Woolfin Farmhouse
-
GV II

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
roof.
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.

Description

DOWN ST MARY
SS 70 SE
3/154 Woolfin Farmhouse
-
GV II

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
roof.
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

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.