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Latitude: 50.7175 / 50°43'3"N
Longitude: -3.9037 / 3°54'13"W
OS Eastings: 265702
OS Northings: 92606
OS Grid: SX657926
Mapcode National: GBR Q7.94ZF
Mapcode Global: FRA 27Q5.T4D
Entry Name: Front Garden Walls and Gateway Adjoining East of West Week Farmhouse
Listing Date: 22 February 1967
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1306024
English Heritage Legacy ID: 94968
Location: South Tawton, West Devon, Devon, EX20
District: West Devon
Civil Parish: South Tawton
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: South Tawton St Andrew
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SX 69 SE SOUTH TAWTON
4/174 Front garden walls and gateway
22.2.67 adjoining east of West Week
Front garden walls and gatehouse. Gateway is dated 1656 and most of the walls are
probably contemporary although the south side is probably C19. Gateway is granite
ashlar, the walls are granite stone rubble, the original parts with granite ashlar
Description: the gateway has an embattled parapet with moulded coping. The low
ellipitical arch has a moulded surround and spandrels are carved with fleur-de-lys.
This is recessed in a flat-topped arch with hoodmould over and the date 1656 is
carved onto the labels. Above this is a plaque carved with the Battishill arms.
The plank door is a C20 rebuild but appears to reuse some of the original
ferramenta. The gateway is in the north side of the enclosure in front (east) of
the farmhouse. It is flanked by a high stone rubble wall with granite ashlar coping
(keel-shaped in section). The original wall returns along the east side but the
south side is C19 and does not have the ashlar coping.
This is an attractive and unusual feature associated with the important West Week
Listing NGR: SX6570292606
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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