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Waterslade Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Hockworthy, Devon

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Latitude: 50.9632 / 50°57'47"N

Longitude: -3.3623 / 3°21'44"W

OS Eastings: 304430

OS Northings: 119082

OS Grid: ST044190

Mapcode National: GBR LP.MN19

Mapcode Global: FRA 36VK.MXL

Entry Name: Waterslade Farmhouse

Listing Date: 17 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1308376

English Heritage Legacy ID: 95927

Location: Hockworthy, Mid Devon, Devon, TA21

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Hockworthy

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Hockworthy St Simon and St Jude

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

ST 01 NW
4/77 Waterslade Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Early or mid C16 with later C16 and C17 improvements including a major
early C17 renovation, C18 rear block. Plastered stone rubble chimneyshafts topped
with C20 brick; red tile roof to main block, formerly thatch, corrugated iron roof
to the rear block.
Plan and development: L-plan building. The main block has an unusual 3-room-and-
through-passge plan and it faces south. At the left (west) end there is a kitchen
with a gable-end stack with a winder stair alongside to rear. The centre room was
small and unheated, probably a former dairy, and now the partition between it and
the kitchen has been removed and the 2 rooms united. To right of the dairy is the
passage and, at the right end, the hall or parlour with an axial stack backing onto
the passage. The staircase here is a rebuild of an early C17 one. This layout is
essentially the result of the early C17 renovation. There is some evidence of
earlier fabric but not enough is exposed to determine the C16 layout. Furthermore
the plan is not conventional. Nevertheless it is clear that the early or mid C16
house was open to the roof and heated by an open hearth fire. In the C18 an
unheated 1-room plan extension was added to rear of the hall/parlour. House is 2
storeys throughout.
Exterior: irregular 4-window front of C19 and C20 casements with glazing bars.
Passage front doorway is right of centre and contains a C20 panelled door behind a
contemporary thatch-roofed porch on rustic posts. Roof is gable-ended to left and
hipped to right.
Interior: is well-preserved. The kitchen has a large stone rubble fireplace. The
oak lintel soffit is raised with rounded corners and is chamfered. The left side
has been infilled by a secondary side oven. Alongside to right is an oak crank-
headed door to a newel stair with solid oak baulk stops. The crossbeam is soffit-
chamfered with pyramid stops. The kitchen-dairy partition was an oak plank-and-
muntin screen but now only the headbeam remains. The hall/parlour has a stone
rubble fireplace. Its oak lintel and the axial ceiling beam are both soffit-
chamfered with bar-runout stops. The stairs have been replaced but the crossbeam
flush with the chimneybreast has a cranked doorhood proving that there was a stair
built here in the early C17. For the most part the roof is early C17. The lower
parts of the trusses are plastered over but their curving shape indicates (jointed?)
cruck construction. There is an oak-framed closed truss over the kitchen-dairy
partition. Over the passage there is an early or mid C16 truss which is smoke-
blackened from the original open hearth fire. A couple of smoke-blackened common
rafters are embedded in the other side of the hall/parlour stack. The rear block
has plain carpentry detail.

Listing NGR: ST0443019082

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

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