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Whiterose Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Sandford, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8291 / 50°49'44"N

Longitude: -3.6318 / 3°37'54"W

OS Eastings: 285171

OS Northings: 104558

OS Grid: SS851045

Mapcode National: GBR L9.X5RH

Mapcode Global: FRA 368X.4X2

Entry Name: Whiterose Farmhouse

Listing Date: 20 May 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1272972

English Heritage Legacy ID: 446855

Location: Sandford, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Sandford

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Sandford St Swithin

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


4/251 Whiterose Farmhouse


Farmhouse. Early-mid C16 with later C16 and C17 improvements, extended circa 1980.
Plastered cob on rubble footings; stone stacks with C19 brick tops. Wheat reed
thatched roof. Originally a 3-room-and-through-passage house facing south with
inner room at right (east) end. Circa 1980 extension to service (left) end. End
stack to service room and axial stack backing onto former passage. Now 2 storeys.
3-window front (excluding circa 1980 extension) of late C19 and C20 casements with
thatch lifting over first floor dormers. C19 door towards right end is a
secondary door to inner room and left window blocks original passage door. Roof is
half-hipped at right end and gable-ended to left over shingle clad extension. Rear
elevation includes Cl7 projecting semi-circular stair turret with hipped conical
roof serving the hall (towards left end) and includes oak 2-light window with
chamfered mullion. At right end a late C17-early C18 stair turret projects
square from service room. Good interior. Remains of C16 oak plank-and-muntin
screen on low side of passage with chamfered muntins with cut-diagonal stops. A
similar screen at upper end of hall has chamfered muntins with roll stops high
enough to accommodate a bench. Remains of ancient colour: the planks retain
traces of late C16 painted figures recognisable as saints. Mid-late C16 hall
fireplace is unusual having a massive oak hood corbel on left side. Its oak lintel
is chamfered with pyramid stops and it includes an C18 or C19 bread oven on right
side. Inner room has mid-late C16 axial beam resting on a large jowl-headed post
against rear of passage. It is chamfered with pyramid stops. The room is unheated
and was apparently used as a dairy in the C19. 4-bay roof is carried on side-
pegged, jointed cruck trusses and although roofspace is inaccessible smoke-
blackening is reported over hall. There is some evidence for possibly original
large-framed closed truss over lower passage screen and a secondary flooring of
passage and a first floor low oak plank-and-muntin screen flush with back of
fireplace. Service room floored in early-mid C17 with chamfered and scroll-stopped
axial beam. Rubble fireplace with massive chamfered oak lintel and brick side oven
may have been reduced in width. Winder stair to right. Hall floored in early-mid
C17 using a chamfered and scroll-stopped beam and at same time newel stair turret
added to rear. Door is chamfered with scroll stops and newel rises around cruck
foot. Unusually small but well-preserved multi-phase farmhouse.

Listing NGR: SS8517104558

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

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