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Kingshead Farmhouse

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

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Latitude: 50.5839 / 50°35'2"N

Longitude: -3.8207 / 3°49'14"W

OS Eastings: 271197

OS Northings: 77602

OS Grid: SX711776

Mapcode National: GBR QD.BN6R

Mapcode Global: FRA 27WJ.9BS

Entry Name: Kingshead Farmhouse

Listing Date: 3 November 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1260338

English Heritage Legacy ID: 441075

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

2/179 Kingshead Farmhouse


Farmhouse; possibly a former longhouse. House part appears to be early C19, but
with a chimney that could well be C17; at the left-hand end is a shippon that may
be the remnant of a much earlier longhouse. Granite rubble. House has slated roof,
hipped at left-hand end. Shippon is covered with corrugated iron. House has a big
granite ashlar chimneystack with tapered top to left of ridge, next to the hip;
smaller granite ashlar stack on right-hand gable, probably C19. House has an
unusual double-depth plan, the rear section under a catslide roof. To the right are
2 rooms separated by a passage which leads to a staircase at the back; main living
room is to left, parlour to right. Behind them, under the catslide, is the dairy
with a stream channelled through it. At the left-hand end of the house is a wide
through-passage with its own large fireplace backing on to that of the main living-
room; there is no sign of a doorway into the shippon, but there is a blocked
borrowed light. 2 storeys; shippon is lofted. House has 4-window front; C19
wood casements with glazing-bars, except for 2 sash windows to right of second
storey. The 3 right-hand bays are symmetrically arranged with centre doorway, this
having a plank door with gabled wooden hood above. The left-hand bay is set some
way apart, and has a doorway in ground storey; this has a plank door and granite
lintel consisting of a re-used piece of stone with a large round moulding on the
lower edge. Shippon is set well back. It has a doorway at right-hand end with a
loft door above. In centre of ground storey is an inserted window flanked by 2
blocked ventilation slits. Both window and door have concrete lintels. At left-
hand corner of upper storey, just below the eaves, is a large granite corbel. The
gable-wall has a ventilation slit at the top; there never seem to have been slits
at a lower level, although part of the wall is obscured by an added lean-to. At
base of wall is an original, carefully constructed drain outlet. Rear of shippon
has a short range of pigsties built out at right-angles; just in front of it is a
circular feeding trough with a raised piece in the centre, cut from a single piece
of granite.
Interior of house has few features. The living-room has an old bench fixed to the
wall next to the passage. The through-passage at left-hand end has an old cobbled
floor with granite trough at rear; fireplace has plain granite lintel. Interior of
shippon concreted to make a C20 milking parlour.

Listing NGR: SX7119777602

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

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