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Latitude: 51.0022 / 51°0'7"N
Longitude: -3.6852 / 3°41'6"W
OS Eastings: 281848
OS Northings: 123888
OS Grid: SS818238
Mapcode National: GBR L7.K47G
Mapcode Global: FRA 365G.G43
Plus Code: 9C3R2827+VW
Entry Name: Great Wadham Farmhouse
Listing Date: 20 February 1967
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1325483
English Heritage Legacy ID: 97383
Location: Knowstone, North Devon, Devon, EX36
Civil Parish: Knowstone
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Knowstone St Peter
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
KNOWSTONE WADHAM HILL
SS 82 SW
3/32 Great Wadham Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Early C17, with some C19 and C20 alterations. Rendered stone rubble and
cob. Asbestos slate roof, gable end to left, hipped to right end. Tall front
lateral stone rubble hall stack with offsets. Second front lateral stack formerly
heating inner room demolished in C20. C20 rendered rear lateral stack to lower end.
Plan: 3 rooms and cross-passage containing staircase plan, lower end to right with
former outbuilding, probably originally cider-house attached at left end and taken
in to form part of dwelling in C20. Dairy outshot to rear of hall and inner room.
Massive solid wall partition to lower side of cross-passage suggests lower end was
rebuilt in C19. A blocked doorway at first floor level, now enclosed by the dairy
outshut, suggests that the original stairs may have been housed in a rear stair
turret, being moved to their present position probably in the C19, when much of the
joinery was replaced.
Exterior: 2 storeys. 6-window range. Late C19 and C20 fenestration all 2 and 3
light casements except for 6 paned sash to left and twin 6-paned sashes to right of
hall stack, upper storey. Lean-to porch with C20 door. Former inner room front
stack demolished and rebuilt as ground floor bay window in C20. 2-light casement to
rear with square leaded panes to one of the lights, probably C18.
Interior: hall has 2 cross ceiling beams and upper end bressumer with deep hollow
step-stopped chamfers. Fireplace lintel has had moulding cut out and former bread
oven demolished. Old integral cupboard in upper end wall. C19 6-panelled door
between hall and cross-passage. Inner room has chamfered axial ceiling beam with
hollow-step stops. Ovolo-moulded fireplace lintels from former inner room and
chamber fireplaces re-used as window lintels. C19 window seat and wall bench.
Former cider-house has rough chamfered ceiling beam and old staircase against rear
wall. 6-panelled door to chamber over lower end.
Roof: structure, replaced over lower end in C20 but over hall and inner room is a
good quality C17 roof of 3 trusses with heavy straight principals carrying 2 tiers
of threaded purlins and ridge purlins, with typical C17 dovetail style collars. The
truss towards the lower end is closed with timber uprights grooved to take laths.
Listing NGR: SS8184823888
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