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Wigham Farmhouse Including Outbuilding Adjoining to North-West

A Grade II Listed Building in Morchard Bishop, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8653 / 50°51'54"N

Longitude: -3.7681 / 3°46'5"W

OS Eastings: 275670

OS Northings: 108794

OS Grid: SS756087

Mapcode National: GBR L4.TTF2

Mapcode Global: FRA 26ZT.CTQ

Entry Name: Wigham Farmhouse Including Outbuilding Adjoining to North-West

Listing Date: 4 November 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1250351

English Heritage Legacy ID: 432663

Location: Morchard Bishop, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Morchard Bishop

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Morchard Bishop St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SS 70 NE
- Wigham Farmhouse including
outbuilding adjoining to north-
- II

House, former farmhouse and adjoining outbuilding, former barn and shippon with
layloft over. Mid C17 farmhouse with C20 extension; C19 barn and shippon.
Plastered cob on rubble footings; rubble stacks topped with plastered brick;
thatched roof to farmhouse, corrugated iron to outbuildings. Long range overlooking
valley to south-west comprising farmhouse to right and former barn to left and with
shippon block at right angles projecting forward from left (north-west) end. 4-room
plan to farmhouse with dairy at left end, service room left of centre, hall right of
centre and inner room at right end. Now single storey C20 extension on right end.
Service room has large lateral stack projecting to rear and large axial stack to
hall backing onto service room. Apparently original central door gives a lobby
entrance plan. Newel turret projecting to rear of hall. 2 storeys. Overall 7
window front of late C19 and C20 casements with glazing bars or applied lead, mainly
circa 1980 PVC casements to farmhouse. The 5 first floor windows to farmhouse have
thatched eyebrows over, C20 French window left of farmhouse centre and late C19
gabled dormer to former barn. Both doors have porches with gabled thatched roofs;
C19 or possibly earlier porch to main door and C20 open sided porch to dairy. Roof
is gabled to right with hipped roof to C20 extension and hipped roof to former
shippon. Both stacks have original plastered rubble chimney shafts now extended
with brick. Rear of inner room has an C18 2-light flat-faced mullion window with 2
vertical iron bars each and containing small rectangular panes of leaded glass.
Good interior. Dairy and inner room have plain carpentry detail. Service room has
a chamfered and scroll-stopped cross beam but fireplace was rebuilt in C20. Hall
has chamfered and straight cut-stopped cross beam, a massive stone fireplace with
chamfered and scroll-stopped lintel and a bread oven of early brick with stone
doorway to right, an oak plank-and-muntin screen with chamfered and runout-stopped
posts to inner room, and cream oven alcove in front wall. Original stairhead lobby
with round-headed arch to inner room chamber and oak doorframes with chamfered and
scroll-stopped surrounds to hall and service room chambers. Original roof carried
on A-frame trusses with unusually-shaped dovetail lap-jointed collars. Interior of
barn shows blocking of large opposing doorways and shippon has plain chamfered
crossbeams and some reused C17 roof members in the present late C19 - early C20
roof. Interesting and well preserved single phase farmhouse.

Listing NGR: SS7567008794

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

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