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Latitude: 51.0008 / 51°0'2"N
Longitude: -3.7117 / 3°42'42"W
OS Eastings: 279988
OS Northings: 123771
OS Grid: SS799237
Mapcode National: GBR L6.K9HN
Mapcode Global: FRA 363G.PSH
Entry Name: West Welland Farmhouse
Listing Date: 18 October 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1325498
English Heritage Legacy ID: 97562
Location: Bishop's Nympton, North Devon, Devon, EX36
District: North Devon
Civil Parish: Bishop's Nympton
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Bishop's Nympton St Mary the Virgin
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS 72 SE BISHOP'S NYMPTON
6/32 West Welland Farmhouse
Farmhouse. C17 or earlier origins with a later C17 or early C18 1 room plan addition
at the left (west) end. Colourwashed rendered cob and stone; asbestos slate roof,
gabled at ends (thatched until at least 1960s, old list description); projecting
right end stack, rear right lateral stack, left end stack.
Plan: The present arrangement is a single depth plan, south-facing, 4 rooms wide with
an entrance into a passage between the 2 right end rooms, facing a wide straight run
stair. A thick cross wall between the 2 left hand rooms and a hip in the roof
structure (information from owner) proves that the left hand kitchen with late
C17/early C18 features, is an addition. The 3 right hand rooms may have originated
as a 3 room and through or cross passage plan, lower end to the right, the hall
heated by the rear lateral stack, with a later stair inserted in the passage. The
inner room has been subdivided axially and there are no exposed carpentry details or
open fireplaces to these rooms although more conclusive evidence of the dating may
survive behind plaster.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Long asymmetrical 5 window front with a C19 or C20 gabled porch
with a C19 panelled front door to right of centre and C19 small-pane 3-light timber
casements. There is a second door directly into the left end kichen; rear left
Interior: The 2 right hand rooms have plastered-over crossbeams and 1950s chimney
pieces, possibly concealing C17 carpentry. The stair is the full width of the
entrance passage with a good pair of C18 Chinese Chippendale dog gates with HL hinges
at the bottom and a C19 stair window with margin glazing and coloured glass. The
kitchen, at the left end has chamfered crossbeam with runout stops and a partly-
blocked large open fireplace with a bread oven and a timber lintel concealed behind
Roof: Not inspected at time of survey but may be of interest. The survival of the
hipped end of the old house suggests that a pre C18 roof structure survives.
An attractive traditional farmhouse.
Listing NGR: SS7998823771
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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