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Higher Watertown

A Grade II Listed Building in Satterleigh and Warkleigh, Devon

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Latitude: 50.9785 / 50°58'42"N

Longitude: -3.9011 / 3°54'4"W

OS Eastings: 266632

OS Northings: 121615

OS Grid: SS666216

Mapcode National: GBR KY.LPJW

Mapcode Global: FRA 26QJ.G01

Plus Code: 9C2RX3HX+9G

Entry Name: Higher Watertown

Listing Date: 8 January 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1258619

English Heritage Legacy ID: 445321

ID on this website: 101258619

Location: North Devon, EX37

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Satterleigh and Warkleigh

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Warkleigh St John

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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4/179 Higher Watertown

- II

Farmhouse, now private dwelling. Probably early C17, rebuilt at right end in
C18/early C19 with C20 alterations. Painted rendered stone rubble and cob.
Asbestos slate roof with rendered gable end stacks.
Plan. 3-room plan, the middle room unheated with entrance into short front
connecting passage between the 2 end rooms. Winder staircase beside left end stack
and C19 staircase inserted into cross passage to right of entrance. C20 outshut to
Development. The early features are concentrated in the 2 left-hand rooms, the
rebuilding of its right-hand end makes it uncertain whether it followed the original
plan or involved a complete remodelling. The unheated middle room was formerly used
as a dairy, with access only from the left end room, suggesting the latter was the
kitchen, with the rebuilt parlour at the right end.
2 storeys. 4-window range. Irregular C20 fenestration with two 2-light casements
on each floor to left of C20 plank door with gabled porch. 12-paned window to right
with 2 single light windows above. Large buttress at left end.
Interior. Left-hand room has chamfered cross ceiling beam and bressumer at left end
with pyramid stops. Chamfered fireplace lintel also with pyramid stops. Bread
oven projection to rear demolished. C17 timber winder staircase beside stack.
Plank and muntin screen between this room and the dairy, 5 planks wide, with
chamfered muntins stopped at the base. The chamfered head-beam extends the width of
the room but it is not clear whether mortices survive to indicate the screen once
extended beyond the dairy, as 2 C19 doorways have been inserted giving access to
dairy and passage. Small cupboard and creamery to rear wall of left-hand room,
which also has old wall benches. The parlour has only a plastered rough cross
ceiling beam, the fireplace concealed behind C20 one.
Late C16/early C17 roof structure survives over 2 left-hand rooms, with 2 trusses,
apparently with curved feet to rear wall which have narrow morticed and tenoned
cambered collars, 2 tiers of threaded purlins and threaded ridge purlin, with deep
protruding pegs. No sign of smoke-blackening.

Listing NGR: SS6663221615

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