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Longhouse Farmhouse, About 70 Metres South of Lower Cator Farmhouse

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

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Latitude: 50.5712 / 50°34'16"N

Longitude: -3.8536 / 3°51'12"W

OS Eastings: 268834

OS Northings: 76250

OS Grid: SX688762

Mapcode National: GBR Q9.ZKS9

Mapcode Global: FRA 27TK.8J7

Entry Name: Longhouse Farmhouse, About 70 Metres South of Lower Cator Farmhouse

Listing Date: 23 August 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1260288

English Heritage Legacy ID: 441158

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

1/186 Longhouse Farmhouse, about 70
metres south of Lower Cator
23.8.84 Farmhouse
- II

Longhouse; previously used as an outbuilding of Lower Cator Farm, but now in course
of restoration as a longhouse. C16, much rebuilt in C18 and C19. Granite rubble;
lower gable-wall partly rebuilt in concrete block. Roofs covered with corrugated
iron. House part now consists of a single large room, but it had probably 2 rooms
originally; unheated inner room, hall with chimneystack backing on to through-
passage. Shippon is separated from passage by an inserted stone rubble wall rising
only through the ground storey. 2 storeys originally, though most of the upper-
floor beams have been removed; single-storey lean-to at rear. Front is almost
without windows, but the house part seems likely to have been 2 windows wide,
rebuilt probably in early C19. At left-hand end of ground storey is a small blocked
window with plain granite lintel; another small window sealed with corrugated iron,
above it under the eaves. Right-hand side has large inserted C20 barn doors.
Shippon end to right, including the through-passage, is lower and earlier. At left-
hand end the door to passage has lintel with well-cut voussoirs, probably a late C17
or early C18 alteration. To right of it is an inserted C19 or early C20 doorway
with a window above. Just to the right of this second doorway is an original slit
window, now blocked. The rear wall has no windows and never seems to have had any.
Interior : house part has no features except for the remains of the hall fireplace.
This has lost its lintel, but the stone jambs remain, together with an oven having a
rectangular granite surround. To the right of it, now surviving only in the upper
storey, is the outline of a former circular stair. Doorway to left of it has a
chamfered wood lintel with run-out stop. Floor of former hall paved with granite
slabs. Passage is cobbed. Rear of hall stack is of large-scale granite ashlar with
chamfered plinth and, at the top, a hollow-moulded cornice; the part adjoining the
front wall has been rebuilt. Shippon has good central drain.

Listing NGR: SX6883476250

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

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