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Twitchen Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in West Down, Devon

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Latitude: 51.1744 / 51°10'27"N

Longitude: -4.1337 / 4°8'1"W

OS Eastings: 250940

OS Northings: 143848

OS Grid: SS509438

Mapcode National: GBR KM.6BM5

Mapcode Global: VH4MB.9RJ2

Plus Code: 9C3Q5VF8+QG

Entry Name: Twitchen Farmhouse

Listing Date: 14 November 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1325284

English Heritage Legacy ID: 98473

Location: West Down, North Devon, Devon, EX34

County: Devon

Civil Parish: West Down

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: West Down St Calixtus

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Farmhouse, 1687 by porch datestone but earlier fabric may well be concealed. Morte
slate stone with slate-hanging to facade and left gable end. Slate roof with stack
at right gable end, 2 axial stacks with drips and lateral stack to rear now
enclosed in dairy outshut with slated roof. Cross-passage plan, with 2-storeyed
porch and stairs in projecting stair turret to rear with slated lean-to roof, but
unusual distribution of rooms, one to right of cross-passage, double hall to left,
one part heated by axial stack forming dividing wall to other part heated by rear
lateral stack. Shortened end room, formerly with gable end stack now enclosed by
2-storeyed extension, formerly wash-house. 2 storeys. Slatehanging below first-
floor sills is smaller, perhaps earlier. 6-window range of from left to right 2-
light 2-paned casement over brick porch with slate lean-to roof, then sash on each
floor, both 3 over 3 panes, then similar sash over 3-light casement 8 panes each
light. 2 storey porch has C20 casement above segmental arched plain porch door
with slated datestone inset between GR
Half-glazed panelled inner door. 2-horned sashes to right both 6 over 6 panes
above two 2-light 8 panes each. The added bay at left end has sash 12 over 12
panes to rear. Rough chamfered beam in room to right of cross passage. Smaller
'hall' to left of cross-passage has boxed in beam and and herb or spice cupboard to
right of blocked in fireplace. Dog-leg staircase to rear with moulded handrail
slender-turned balusters and turned newels, those to the wall string are beaded.
No access to main roofspace, but a distinct break in the roof line to left side of
2-storeyed porch suggests possible C19 heightening to right hand part of main

Listing NGR: SS5094043848

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