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Wringworthy Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Mary Tavy, Devon

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Latitude: 50.5757 / 50°34'32"N

Longitude: -4.1194 / 4°7'9"W

OS Eastings: 250025

OS Northings: 77246

OS Grid: SX500772

Mapcode National: GBR NX.F3QD

Mapcode Global: FRA 278J.T54

Plus Code: 9C2QHVGJ+76

Entry Name: Wringworthy Farmhouse

Listing Date: 14 June 1952

Last Amended: 23 January 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1326254

English Heritage Legacy ID: 93969

Location: Mary Tavy, West Devon, Devon, PL19

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Mary Tavy

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

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SX 57 NW
4/70 Wringworthy Farmhouse (formerly
14.6.52 listed as Wringworthy Mansion)

Farmhouse. Early C16 open hall, probably floored early C17 with late C16/early C17
service wing to rear and lower end to left of passage removed, porch probably
original to house and rebuilt, reusing early outer doorway, later alterations
including C19 stair in passage and fenestration, also roof raised on rear wing, some
C20 alterations. Granite and slatestone rubble, granite dressings and Hurdwick
stone, squared rubble to lower front of porch, slate-hung front and slate roofs with
C19 ridge coping and brick ridge stack to hall fireplace, rubble gable stack to
Open hall house, floored early C17 with stair tower to rear of hall, enclosed by late
C16/early C17 rear service wing. Porch to passage entrance, lower end to left of
passage removed; passage widened and C19 stair inserted to rear, closing passage.
Hall bay extended to front, probably mid C17 and refenestrated early C19, heated by
stack backing on to passage; unusually large inner room heated by gable end stack.
Overall L-plan.
2 storeys, 2-storey gabled porch has 4-centred arched granite doorway, roll and
hollow moulded with triangular stops, C20 glazed doors, similar narrower inner
opening with fine studded door with strap hinges and raised fillets around border,
C20 12-pane sash above; small single storey lean-to to right with C20 single light
and 12-pane sash above; bay to right projecting, extended in C17 alterations to hall,
with early C19 12-pane sash with sidelights at ground floor and C20 12-pane sash
above, bay set back to end right has similar gorund floor window and C18 12-pane sash
at first floor. Left return has porch wall extending slightly beyond random rubble
end of main range with granite quoins, one bay set back to left with former door
opening with timber lintel and C19 4-pane sash with cambered brick head above, roof
hipped; lean-to to left has window opening with heavy timber lintel, one C20 2-light
casement and 2 blocked openings to rear of lean-to. Right return has gable end of
main range with large Hurdwick stone quoins, 2-storey rear wing to right slightly set
back, with 3 windows at ground floor, 2 small 2-light casements and one C20 3-light
casement, first floor has 2-light C20 casement to left and small 2-light casement
under eaves to right; wing formerly of one height, raised at stack to rear kitchen
fireplace, line of raising visible at eaves and gable end; gable end of wing has 3-
light C19 casement with brick segmental head at ground floor, inner side of wing has
single storey lean-to to left with stable door, ground and first floor 2-light
casement, to right under eaves of lower roof line, blocked 2-light mullioned window.
Interior passage has C19 dog-leg stair to rear; doorway to right, probably of second
phase of building, wooden, with round-arched head, chamfered, with studded ledged
door; hall has slate floor, C20 fireplace, one chamfered cross beam and wall
chamfered to front where hall was extended, linenfold panelling along wall to inner
room, to rear a 4-centred arched chamfered granite doorway to rear wing with door
with strap hinges, and set at angle to rear right a round-arched wooden doorway, as
at entry to hall, with similar door, leading to wooden newel stair, C19 2-panelled
door to inner room, end fireplace has flat granite lintel and reset corbels, cupboard
with shaped shelves on rear wall. At first floor, similar doorway at top of stair, 2
steps up to room over hall and C17 plank screen over hall, with 2 curved members
visible right and left; above passage at first floor, door to room over hall is 6-
panelled, set in chamfered and stopped frame. Rear wing has dairy with slate floor,
rear room has cambered wide head remaining from former opening with window inserted.
Roof truss over hall has arched-braces cut off above the collar which has deeply
chamfered arched-braces, morticed collar with top tier of purlins only visible in
roof, smoke-blackened but not encrusted, indicating early closing of open hall.

Listing NGR: SX5002577246

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