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South Weeke Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Morchard Bishop, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.843 / 50°50'34"N

Longitude: -3.7609 / 3°45'39"W

OS Eastings: 276116

OS Northings: 106311

OS Grid: SS761063

Mapcode National: GBR L4.W914

Mapcode Global: FRA 360W.2LS

Entry Name: South Weeke Farmhouse

Listing Date: 4 November 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1250595

English Heritage Legacy ID: 433030

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

MORCHARD BISHOP PISSELTON LANE, Weeke
SS 70 NE
5/179
- South Weeke Farmhouse
GV
II

House, former farmhouse. Probably C16 core but rebuilt in early-mid C17 and late
C17-early C18. Plastered rubble walls with some cob towards top; rubble stacks with
C19 and C20 brick chimney shafts; roof is thatched to front and slate to rear. 3-
room-and-through-passage plan house facing south-east with inner room at left
(south-west) end. End stacks to service and inner rooms and projecting lateral
stack to front of hall. Narrow late C17-early C18 stair block along rear of hall.
2 storeys. Regular 5-window front of late C19-early C20 large-pane casements with
glazing bars and C20 casements without glazing bars to ground floor. Roughly
central front passage door right of hall stack. Gable-ended roof.
Interior: early C17 features exposed in hall comprising 2 crossbeams with double
ovolo mouldings with step stops and large volcanic stone fireplace with oak lintel;
its jambs are ovolo-moulded but the lintel soffit is mutilated. A similar but
smaller volcanic stone fireplace in the inner room has been reduced in width and its
lintel replaced by a brick segmental arch, probably in C19. C18 or C19 inner room
crossbeam is roughly finished. Lower side of passage has early-mid C17 double ovolo
moulded and step-stopped half beam across front of cob crosswall. Service end
apparently rebuilt in late C17-early C18 with plain chamfered crossbeam and
fireplace rebuilt in C20 with brick and granite. Cream oven recess in rear wall.
Late C17-early C18 roof comprising roughly-finished tie beam trusses with the tenon
extended at the apex to seat the ridge. Pegged lap-jointed collars to service room
only.


Listing NGR: SS7611606311

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