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West Stowford Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Chittlehampton, Devon

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Latitude: 51.0218 / 51°1'18"N

Longitude: -3.9615 / 3°57'41"W

OS Eastings: 262523

OS Northings: 126542

OS Grid: SS625265

Mapcode National: GBR KW.HS8K

Mapcode Global: FRA 26LD.VXB

Plus Code: 9C3R22CQ+P9

Entry Name: West Stowford Farmhouse

Listing Date: 18 March 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1325324

English Heritage Legacy ID: 98688

Location: Chittlehampton, North Devon, Devon, EX37

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Chittlehampton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Swimbridge St James the Apostle

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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11/204 West Stowford Farmhouse


Farmhouse. Probably early C16, remodelled in C17 and partly rebuilt and extended
in C19. Rendered stone and cob. Slate roof to raised section at left end,
remainder asbestos slate roof. Brick shaft to stack at left end. Rear lateral
hall stack with brick shaft enclosed by 2 storeyed service wing extension with
further gable end stack. 3 cell cross-passage plan, formerly open hall. The upper
end extended in C19. 2 storeys. 5 window range. 2 light casements. C20
Interior: Beam to lower end of hall with ovolo moulding to arris facing hall only,
suggesting possible former jettied construction at this end. At the upper end of
the hall is a solid cob partition to the apex of the roof, the upper end therefore
possibly being a C19 addition rather than rebuilding. Over the hall is a single
raised cruck truss formerly carrying 2 tiers of threaded purlins with a collar
tenoned into mortices to the soffits of the blades. The single timbers to each
blade fail to meet at the apex and short extension pieces are morticed and tenoned
into the ends to carry the diagonally threaded ridge purlin. The truss is closed
with a lath, cob and plaster partition, the blades themselves are heavily smoke-
blackened and the partition itself shows signs of charring, but the latter appears
to have been the result of a fire in the 1950's which particulay affected the lower

Listing NGR: SS6252326542

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