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Latitude: 50.9825 / 50°58'57"N
Longitude: -4.3548 / 4°21'17"W
OS Eastings: 234806
OS Northings: 122984
OS Grid: SS348229
Mapcode National: GBR KB.LGMT
Mapcode Global: FRA 16RJ.584
Entry Name: Bankers
Listing Date: 19 June 1989
Last Amended: 25 September 1990
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1333149
English Heritage Legacy ID: 91276
Location: Woolfardisworthy, Torridge, Devon, EX39
Civil Parish: Woolfardisworthy
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Bucks Mills St Anne
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
In the entry for
SS 32 SW
The address shall be amended to read
SS 32 SW WOOLFARDISWORTHY BUCKS CROSS
SS 32 SW
House formerly farmhouse. Circa 1500 with early - mid C17 alterations. Plastered
and rendered rubble walls. Gable-ended roof - grouted slate to left-hand and
concrete tile to right-hand part. Brick axial stack and one at left-hand end.
Plan: originally 2 or 3-room-and-through-passage plan with lower end to the right.
The inner room or was probably added in the C17 when the halls central hearth was
replaced by a fireplace at its higher end. Normally at this stage the open hall
would have been floored with a chamber above but although it is ceiled there is no
room over it due to a lack of height although at either end the house is 2 storeys
with separate staircases. At the front of the hall is a window bay which may be
original or may be part of the C17 remodelling. At an indeterminate time the lower
end of the house was demolished below the passage.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 2-window front of which the central part is
single storey and projects. On lst floor is early C20 2-light casement to the left
with C19 casment to the right and late C19 or early C20 4-pane sash below. Window
in projection is a circa late C19 2-light small-paned casements. Wide C19 plank
door to right under pentice roof. Lean-to outbuilding against each end.
Interior: inner room has small open fireplace with rough wooden lintel and cloam
oven. Roughly chamfered axial ceiling beam. Hall fireplace has chamfered and ogee
stopped wooden lintel. C18 wall cupboard in hall with fielded panel door.
Roof: original smoke-blackened structure survives over hall and passage with 2
pairs of raised crucks with morticed cranked collar, diagonal ridge and threaded
This is an unusual example of a modest hall house which has retained its single
storey hall until the present day.
Listing NGR: SS3480622984
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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