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Gooseford Farmhouse Including Garden Walls, Adjoining to South (West Gooseford on Os)

A Grade II Listed Building in South Tawton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.71 / 50°42'36"N

Longitude: -3.8774 / 3°52'38"W

OS Eastings: 267539

OS Northings: 91722

OS Grid: SX675917

Mapcode National: GBR Q8.HRQ5

Mapcode Global: FRA 27R6.K6Z

Plus Code: 9C2RP46F+22

Entry Name: Gooseford Farmhouse Including Garden Walls, Adjoining to South (West Gooseford on Os)

Listing Date: 4 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1306165

English Heritage Legacy ID: 94940

Location: South Tawton, West Devon, Devon, EX20

County: 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

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4/146 Gooseford Farmhouse including
garden walls, adjoining to south
(West Gooseford on OS)

Farmhouse. C17, probably earlier in parts, modernised in mid C19. Plastered
granite stone rubble, maybe some cob; stone rubble stacks, one with C17 granite
ashlar chimneyshaft, others replaced with plastered brick; slate roof, originally
Plan and development: L-shaped house. The main block faces south and has a 3-room-
and-through-passage plan. Small unheated dairy at the left (west) end. Hall has
large axial stack backing onto the passage. Service end room has a gable-end stack.
The house probably began as some form of open hall house but the roof was rebuilt in
the C17 and therefore most of the evidence of its early development has been
removed. In fact the main block is largely the result of an apparently superficial
mid C19 refurbishment. At this time the passage rear doorway was blocked by the
present main stair, the kitchen (used from the mid C17 as the kitchen) was upgraded
to dining room, the rear parlour was downgraded to the kitchen and the former
service end room was refurbished as a parlour. 2 storeys.
Exterior: nearly symmetrical 3-window front of C19 casements with glazing bars, the
ground floor right one replaced by a C20 French window; Central doorway contains a
part-glazed C19 6-panel door (another similar in rear block). Roof is gable-ended
to right and hipped to left.
Interior: in the main block only the hall shows any detail earlier than the mid
C19. It has a large granite ashlar fireplace with chamfered surround, probably mid
or late C16, with secondary side- oven. The crossbeam is mid C17; soffit-chamfered
with scroll stops. The former parlour in the rear wing is mid C17. Its crossbeam
is ovolo-moulded with scroll stops and most of its original scratch-moulded joists.
The roof was not inspected but the bases of straight principals show which are
probably 17 A-frame trusses.
A strip of front garden is enclosed by a mid C19 low stone rubble wall which
includes a stone mounting block on the outside.

Listing NGR: SX6753991722

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