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Dennithorne Farmhouse and Attached Cart Shed

A Grade II Listed Building in Whitchurch, Devon

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Latitude: 50.5561 / 50°33'21"N

Longitude: -4.0845 / 4°5'4"W

OS Eastings: 252434

OS Northings: 75002

OS Grid: SX524750

Mapcode National: GBR NZ.G6PJ

Mapcode Global: FRA 27BL.GK9

Plus Code: 9C2QHW48+C5

Entry Name: Dennithorne Farmhouse and Attached Cart Shed

Listing Date: 23 January 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1326271

English Heritage Legacy ID: 94071

Location: Whitchurch, West Devon, Devon, PL19

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Town: West Devon

Civil Parish: Whitchurch

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

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SX 57 NW and SX 57 SW
4 & 7/161 Dennithorne Farmhouse and attached
cart shed
Farmhouse with attached cart shed. Early C17, 2-storey addition to front dated 1695,
2-storey addition to rear probably of C18, C19 alterations including alterations to
windows and some C20 alterations. Granite rubble with granite dressings. Slate and
asbestos slate roof with gable end stack to inner room to right and ridge stack to
right of passage; corrugated iron roof to shippon, partly rendered.
Originally through passage and 3-room plan, with shippon to left, wide passage, hall
and inner room to right. Hall heated by axial stack backing on to passage, with
stair tower to rear of hall. Inner room heated by gable end stack. Front addition
to hall of one room plan, does not appear to have had a stack, but has a squint
arrangement in the wall next to the hall stack which may have provided some heating.
The 2-storey addition to the rear of the inner room is unheated, of one room plan,
and contained a dairy at ground floor. The shippon has wall inserted to passage,
originally open, with central drain. The passage is unusually wide, and has had the
floor above removed in C20. Hall and inner room of equal size, ceiling raised over
hall so that floor level at first floor steps down between room over hall and room
over front wing. In the mid C19, an open-fronted cart shed was added to the front
left of the shippon, forming an L-plan and enclosing the farmyard.
2 storeys, roof level lower over passage and shippon. Shippon has 2 small window
openings and 2 central doorway with flat granite lintels, loading door under eaves;
lower 2-storey cart shed attached to front left, with 2 open bays and 2 doors, also
of C19. Porch to right of shippon has pitched roof, granite doorway to passage with
4-centred arch, chamfered and step-stopped with C20 door. 2-storey gabled front
wing, dated WC 1695 to side, has later stack, probably C19, to side, to front has
ground and first floor 3-light granite casement with hollow-chamfered mullions and
dripstone, C20 glazing, 4 mounting steps to front. To right, next bay of hall
slightly advanced from main range, at ground floor a 9-pane light with brick
segmental head and first floor 12-pane C19 sash; end bay to right has ground floor
12-pane sash with brick segmental head and first floor C20 light under eaves. Gable
end to right has external stack to inner room, 2-storey rear addition has 2-light
casement at ground floor with segmental head, all this side rendered. Gable end of
shippon to left has drain, low-set ventilation opening with cambered granite lintel
and C20 single-pane light above; rear of cart shed to right, projecting beyond
shippon end, has doorway with granite lintel, 2 unglazed ventilation openings and
drain to left. Rear of shippon is buttressed to right and has 2 roof lights, single
storey lean-to along rear also encloses rear passage door, and has door and 2 C20
lights. This lean-to is set in the angle to the stair tower, which has a pitched
roof and small single granite light, hollow-chamfered, at upper level. 2-storey
addition to left, parallel to main range, has door and 3-pane light to side, 2-light
casement at first floor rear.
Interior Unusually wide passage, which formerly has ovens projecting from rear of
hall stack, one truss remaining with side-pegged cambered collar and principal
rafters. Inner side of extended hall wing has quoins and blocked squint which may
have conducted heat from rear of axial stack. Hall has rear doorway to stair tower,
with wooden chamfered and run-out stopped frame with segmental head, granite newel
stair. Inner room has fireplace with large flat granite lintel and timber lintel
remaining in rear wall from unexplained opening.

Listing NGR: SX5243475002

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