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Tunhill Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Widecombe in the Moor, Devon

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Latitude: 50.568 / 50°34'4"N

Longitude: -3.7987 / 3°47'55"W

OS Eastings: 272716

OS Northings: 75789

OS Grid: SX727757

Mapcode National: GBR QF.KMWN

Mapcode Global: FRA 27XK.RWK

Entry Name: Tunhill Farmhouse

Listing Date: 3 November 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1260138

English Heritage Legacy ID: 441623

Location: Widecombe in the Moor, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ13

County: Devon

District: Teignbridge

Civil Parish: Widecombe in the Moor

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Widecombe-in-the-Moor St Pancras

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

2/215 Tunhill Farmhouse

- II*

Farmhouse, formerly a longhouse. Probably late medieval, remodelled in C16.
Granite rubble. Wheatreed thatched roof, half-hipped at left-hand end. Rendered
stone chimneystack (heating former hall) on ridge off-centre to left. 2 stone
stacks, the right-hand one rendered, in rear wall at left and right ends; probably
C17. Plan has through-passage with former shippon to left and 3 rooms to right.
Shippon now divided into 2 rooms; it probably had a kitchen inserted next to the
passage by C17. Former hall to right of passage with fireplace backing on to the
latter. Beyond that a further main room, with fireplace probably by C17 and a
rectangular rear stair turret. Small dark room beyond that again, built into the
hillside. 2 storeys (part or whole of house probably single-storeyed originally).
5 windows wide. Mostly C19 wood casements with glazing-bars; second ground storey
window from right and left-hand second storey window have C20 casements. Main
doorway has solid-walled porch with seats inside; side-walls are of stone, front
wall probably of rendered brick. Second doorway at left-hand end, probably a C19
doorway with early C20 door.
Interior: hall, to right of through-passage, has ceiling of unusual quality formed
of intersecting upper floor beams and joists arranged to create a chequer pattern.
Beams and joists are chamfered with step-stops, the "steps" themselves being sharply
chamfered; the joists run in opposing directions in adjacent compartments of the
ceiling. C16 fireplace with oven. Against opposite wall a stone bench with late
C16 or early C17 panelled back. Early roof-timbers, with some evidence of smoke-
blackening (seen by Miss E Gawne). Shippon drain reported to survive under
floorboards. The house part retains most of its old plaster wall-surfaces and still
has the atmosphere of a traditional Dartmoor farmhouse.

Listing NGR: SX7271675789

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

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