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Whitehall Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Morebath, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.0146 / 51°0'52"N

Longitude: -3.4913 / 3°29'28"W

OS Eastings: 295486

OS Northings: 124971

OS Grid: SS954249

Mapcode National: GBR LH.JCCZ

Mapcode Global: FRA 36KF.KNQ

Entry Name: Whitehall Farmhouse

Listing Date: 7 December 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1306407

English Heritage Legacy ID: 96779

Location: Morebath, Mid Devon, Devon, EX16

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Morebath

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Morebath St George

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SS 92 SE MOREBATH MOREBATH

6/133 Whitehall Farmhouse
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GV II


Former farmhouse. Circa late C16 or earlier origins, remodelled and probably
extended in the mid C17. Whitewashed rendered stone rubble and cob; slate roof
(formerly thatched), gabled at ends; 2 axial stacks to main range, end stack to rear
wing.
Plan: Unusually complex plan. Single depth 3-room plan main block with an unheated
room at the left end, and 2 heated rooms at the right end, one on either side of a
passage containing a stair. A 1-room plan wing adjoining the front at right angles
is unheated; second 1 room plan kitchen wing adjoins the rear right corner of the
main range; rear lean-to to main range. The main range is probably the earlier part
of the house and could be late medieval in origin, possibly remodelled in the late
C16 when the front (dairy) wing could have been added. There appears to have been a
substantial remodelling of the circa early/mid C17 when the kitchen wing was added
and the left hand of the 2 heated main range rooms was upgraded to a smart parlour.
The rear lean-to forms part of this remodelling giving access from the kitchen to the
unheated left end room of the main range and providing an axial corridor on the first
floor.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 3-window front to the main range with a gabled
wing to the right and the present front door into the main block to the right of the
wing with a slate porch hood, further doorway with similar hood into wing on its
right return. To the.-left of the wing the main range has 2-light casement windows
with glazing bars, similar first floor casement in gable end of wing. 5-light ground
floor window on right return of wing.
Interior: Numerous features of interest. The right hand room of the main range has
step-stopped cross beams with decorated stops, the centre room has an early C17
decorated plaster ceiling with the remains of a cornice and ornamental motifs;
chamfered stopped cross beams to front wing and rear kitchen wing which has an open
fireplace with a bread oven and what may be a curing chamber. Good crank-arched
timber doorframes to ground and first floor.
Roof: Evidence of considerable replacement and remodelling including one probably C17
truss.


Listing NGR: SS9548624971

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

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