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West Way Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Cruwys Morchard, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8801 / 50°52'48"N

Longitude: -3.5956 / 3°35'44"W

OS Eastings: 287841

OS Northings: 110168

OS Grid: SS878101

Mapcode National: GBR LC.SWD4

Mapcode Global: FRA 36CS.10N

Entry Name: West Way Farmhouse

Listing Date: 28 August 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1261457

English Heritage Legacy ID: 437536

Location: Cruwys Morchard, Mid Devon, Devon, EX16

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Cruwys Morchard

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Cruwys Morchard Holy Cross

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

2/70 West Way Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Circa early C17, possibly a remodelling and extension of a late medieval
building ; 1970s rear right addition.
Colourwashed rendered stone rubble, the front wall said to be cob faced with stone,
asbestos slate roof (formerly thatched), gabled at ends; projecting left end cob
stack with rendered shaft, axial cob stack with rendered shaft, right end stack with
rendered shaft.
Plan and Development Present plan a single depth main range, 4 rooms wide, the first
room from the left unheated. The right hand end appears to be a 2 or 3 room and
through passage arrangement, lower end to the right, hall stack backing on to the
passage, the lower end originally unheated. A thick cross wall at the higher end of
the hall suggests that there may not have been an inner room ; the right hand end of
the house may be late medieval in origin but with roof timbers replaced in the 1930s
this remains unproven and the surviving carpentry details on the ground floor are
circa early C17. The 2 left hand rooms, a C17 kitchen to the left and unheated
service room adjoining, are circa late C17 with less fine carpentry details
indicating a late C17 service extension. Single-storey rear left lean-to with
corrugated iron roof; single storey flat-roofed rear right addition of the 1970s.
Exterior 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 5 window front with 2 C20 brick buttresses C20
front door to former through passage to right of centre, additional C20 front door
into left hand room with a long C20 glazed porch with a lean-to roof. First floor
window left C20 4-light casement with glazing bars, the others C19 or C20 2-light
casements, 6-panes per light. Ground floor window left 3-light C20 casement with
glazing bars, C20 window to right of left hand door in enlarged embrasure. The two
ground floor windows flanking the through passage door have timber mullions chamfered
on the inner faces, the 4-light hall window has internal stanchions.
Interior C17 carpentry and joinery, especially at the right end of the range. The
hall has an ovolo-moulded axial beam and scratch-moulded joists which have been
repaired where they abut the rear wall. Unusual survival of complete C17 exposed
first floor floorboards. A trimmer beam in the front right corner of the hall
ceiling may indicate former stair or ladder access to the first floor. The passage
has thin partition walls at the higher and lower ends; 1930s stair inserted in
passage. The lower end partition is, in part, a plank and muntin oak screen with
chamfered muntins, some with step stops, visible in the lower end room. This was
originally unheated : the small open fireplace with stone rubble jambs and a
chamfered timber lintel is probably late C17/early C18. The lower end room has
exposed chamfered cross beams and joists. The 2 left hand rooms of the range have
more modest details : the left hand room has a chamfered axial beam with scroll stops
and an open fireplace with a replaced lintel and semi-circular cob and stone bread
oven. The unheated room has a chamfered axial beam with runout stops. In the early
C20 this room was used as a harness room and the left end room as a kitchen for the
farm labourers.
A traditional farmhouse of the region with some fine interior carpentry.

Listing NGR: SS8784110168

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