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A Grade II Listed Building in Woolfardisworthy, Devon

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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

Plus Code: 9C2QXJMW+23

Entry Name: Bankers

Listing Date: 19 June 1989

Last Amended: 25 September 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1333149

English Heritage Legacy ID: 91276

Location: Woolfardisworthy, Torridge, Devon, EX39

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Woolfardisworthy

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Bucks Mills St Anne

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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In the entry for
SS 32 SW

5/205 Bankers

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5/205 Bankers


SS 32 SW
5/205 Bankers
- II

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

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