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White Lake Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Tawstock, Devon

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Latitude: 51.0163 / 51°0'58"N

Longitude: -4.0755 / 4°4'31"W

OS Eastings: 254512

OS Northings: 126149

OS Grid: SS545261

Mapcode National: GBR KQ.J7CD

Mapcode Global: FRA 26CF.D2F

Plus Code: 9C3Q2W8F+GR

Entry Name: White Lake Farmhouse

Listing Date: 18 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1253723

English Heritage Legacy ID: 437020

Location: Tawstock, North Devon, Devon, EX31

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Tawstock

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Tawstock St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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3/77 White Lake Farmhouse

Farmhouse. Early C16 remodelled in late C16 or early C17 with C20 alterations.
Rendered stone rubble and cob. Asbestos slate roof with higher ridge level to left
hand range. Brick stacks at each gable end.
Original plan form obscured by later alterations, now with heated rooms at each end,
that at left end being formerly a jettied open hall with staircase to rear right
hand corner. These two heated rooms flank a narrow dairy/service room with a short
connecting passageway in front. There are substantial signs of rebuilding at the
left gable end and the house may originally have extended beyond it.
2 storeys 4 window range. Early C20 fenestration. 2 light casements 4 panes per
light above two 3 light casements, that to left inserted in blocked doorway,
flanking 2 light window and C20 door into right hand heated room. 2 outshuts to
each side of rear, that to left added in C17, with slated roof carried across the
space between.
Interior 2 chamfered hollow stop stopped cross ceiling beams to heated room at
right end. Fireplace has 2 bread ovens, one with cast iron door made by T Lake and
Co. Barnstaple. Dairy fittings intact. A section of plank and muntin screen
survives between hall and small service room with wide planks and incorporating a
blocked chamfered door surrounded with cranked head. The screen is carried round by
an additional panel on the return to the connecting passageway. C17 ovolo moulded
doorway with old 3 plank door between hall and rear outshut. Projecting over and
above the screen is a hollow step stopped chamfered jetty cross beam supporting 2
thinner axial ceiling beams with run out stops. Probably reset fireplace lintel
with pyramid slops.
Smoke-blackened truss over hall with slightly curving principals, formerly with
diagonally set ridge and trenched purlins. C17 truss over heated room at right end
with no sign of smoke blackening.

Listing NGR: SS5451226149

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