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West Lee Farmhouse and Shippon Adjoining to West

A Grade II Listed Building in Molland, Devon

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Latitude: 51.0285 / 51°1'42"N

Longitude: -3.6888 / 3°41'19"W

OS Eastings: 281666

OS Northings: 126816

OS Grid: SS816268

Mapcode National: GBR L7.HHBH

Mapcode Global: FRA 365D.DQD

Plus Code: 9C3R28H6+CF

Entry Name: West Lee Farmhouse and Shippon Adjoining to West

Listing Date: 24 November 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1289110

English Heritage Legacy ID: 397890

Location: Molland, North Devon, Devon, EX36

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Molland

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Molland St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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15/61 West Lee Farmhouse and shippon
- adjoining to west
Farmhouse and adjoining shippon. Early to mid-C17 with later C17 and C19 additions.
Probably incorporating some late-Medieval fabric. Coursed and uncoursed stone rubble
with cob to first floor at left and to adjoining shippon. Gable-ended C20 slate roof
(probably asbestos). Welsh-slate roof over shippon, hipped to left. Stone square
lateral and end stacks with weatherings and caps, one rendered.
Plan and development: 3-room and cross passage plan facing south. Ground falls to
left. Probably a remodelling of a late medieval house, consisting of hall with
external lateral stack to rear, former inner room to right with integral end stack,
probably former cross passage to left and former service room (present kitchen)
beyond to left with stack to rear. If it were formerly an open-hall house the
substantial C17 remodelling would have included the insertion of the first floor and
the stacks, and the rebuilding of the roof. Eaves raised, probably in the late C17
(see right-hand gable end). Lower C17 1-roomed addition to left (see stepped
straight joint to left). If the house does have earlier origins it could have been
added at the time of a C17 remodelling. Wing added to rear of left-hand room,
probably in the mid-to late C18 and staircase inserted in former cross passage,
possibly in the late C18 or early C19. Shippon added (see straight joint) to left-
hand end probably in the mid-to late C18. Left-hand front corner of shippon rebuilt,
probably in the C18 (see straight joints to front and back). Straight joints to
front of shippon suggest alterations to the openings at some time. It is possible
that the 1-room addition to the left of the former service room of the house was
built after the shippon, filling the gap between shippon and house. 2-storeys with
1-storey dairy wing.
Exterior: Asymmetrical fenestration to front. 4 first-floor late C19 3-and 4-light
wooden casements with late-C20 top-hung wooden casement inserted between first and
second window from left, and 3 ground-floor windows, 2 late C19 3-light wooden
casements to left and late C20 2-light metal casement to right. All ground-floor
windows have late-C20 rendered lintels. Former cross passage entrance between first
and second windows from left has late-C19 boarded door with 3-part glazed lights, C19
chamfered pegged frame, and approached by 3 stone steps. Pair of C20 half-glazed
French casements to right-hand end. C19 boarded door to left with C20 rendered
lintel. Shippon to left with 2-light wooden loft casement to right and 2 ground-
floor C19 2-light wooden casements with wooden lintels. 2 ground-floor boarded doors
(left-hand one half-height) with wooden lintels, to far right and between 2 windows.
Later stone and concrete raking buttress to right of right-hand door. Blocked small
windows to right of buttress, with wooden lintel. Left-hand return front has central
ground-floor slatted wooden window with wooden lintel and boarded door to right with
wooden lintel.
Interior: Former hall with 2 plastered deep-chamfered cross beams and half-beam to
right. C17 fireplace to rear with ovolo-moulded dressed stone jambs and partly
rebuilt in the mid-C20 with segmental brick arch, brick infill and overmantel. C18
door under stairs with 4 raised and fielded panels. Mid-to late C18 cupboard in
front left-hand corner with 4-panelled door to upper cupboard, dentil cornice above
and 2 panelled doors to lower cupboard. Wide late C18/early C19 staircase in former
cross passage with rectangular-section balusters to landing balustrades. Early C19
4-panelled door to hall at foot of stairs and old boarded door to kitchen. Kitchen
with deep-chamfered cross beam and old fireplace to rear with wooden lintel and bread
oven. Reused early C19 fireplace surround in left-hand bedroom, possibly formerly in
hall. Early C19 4-panelled doors and old boarded doors throughout. Slate shelves in
dairy at rear. Interior of shippon has 5 slightly hollow-chamfered cross beams with
stepped runout stops. Blocked rear doorway (see straight joints) opposite right-
hand front window.

Listing NGR: SS8166626816

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