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Latitude: 50.7888 / 50°47'19"N
Longitude: -4.1388 / 4°8'19"W
OS Eastings: 249339
OS Northings: 100983
OS Grid: SS493009
Mapcode National: GBR KM.ZPB4
Mapcode Global: FRA 2760.CDK
Plus Code: 9C2QQVQ6+GF
Entry Name: Blackworthy Farmhouse
Listing Date: 29 February 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1326515
English Heritage Legacy ID: 93323
Location: Northlew, West Devon, Devon, EX20
Civil Parish: Northlew
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Northlew St Thomas of Canterbury
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS 40 SE
5/210 Blackworthy Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Medieval origins but mainly dateable to the C17 with a C20 addition.
Plastered rubble and cob walls. Gable ended thatcn roof. 2 brick end stacks.
Plan: originally 3-room-and-through-passage plan but lower end to the left has been
reduced to an outshut. Hall stack backs onto the passage, the existence of smoke-
blackened rafters in the roof suggests that orginally the house had an open hall and
tne stack is C17 insertion. The spiral stairs to the rear of the hall stack may
also be a C17 feature. C20 outshut added at rear.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 2 window front of C20 3-light casements those on
the ground floor are taller. Corrugated iron leanto against left-hand end wall has
a C17 plank door on its front wall. Immediately to its right is a similar door with
decorative strap hinges leading to the passage.
Interior: hall fireplace has lightly chamfered wooden lintel and oven in left-hand
side. The remains of a cream oven survives in tne front wall by the fireplace.
Chamfered axial ceiling beam and 2 cross beams to the front of it with pyramid
stops. Inner room has roughly chamfered cross beam with straight cut stops.
The roof structure is probably C18 and consists of simple pegged straight principals
and collar. However it re-uses some smoke-blackened battens.
This house has been little spoilt by C20 modernisation and retains an attractive
Listing NGR: SS4933900983