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Vogwell Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Manaton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.621 / 50°37'15"N

Longitude: -3.8074 / 3°48'26"W

OS Eastings: 272242

OS Northings: 81699

OS Grid: SX722816

Mapcode National: GBR QD.8CN4

Mapcode Global: FRA 27XF.GHP

Plus Code: 9C2RJ5CV+92

Entry Name: Vogwell Farmhouse

Listing Date: 4 February 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1334205

English Heritage Legacy ID: 84983

Location: Manaton, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ13

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Manaton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Manaton St Winifred

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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- Vogwell Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Probably late C16/early C17, possibly with earlier origins. Altered in
C19. Granite rubble walls with quoins, rendered on front, south west, face 3
chimney stacks, left hand gable stack has brick shaft, axial and right gable stacks
are granite rubble with drip-moulds, the axial one built up in brick. Asbestos
slate roof, gabled at either end.
3-room-and-cross or through-passage plan (possible rear door obscured by outshut)
with rear half of passage blocked by later staircase. Inner room possibly
originally unheated as it has the later chimney stack. Hall fireplace backs onto
passage. C19 outshut added at rear of lower end and passage.
2 storeys. Almost regular 4 window south-west front with 2-, 3- and 4-light late
C19/ early C20 casements, some with blocked or missing lights, most with glazing
bars. 6 fielded panel door to passage right of centre, enclosed in C20 wood and
brick gabled porch. Left gable end chimney projects with offsets. Small irregular
window openings to rear with inserted C20 casement with segmented brick arch into
former inner room on ground floor right.
Interior not fully inspected but hall contains large open fireplace with a charred
chamfered wooden lintel and plain monlithic granite jambs. Heavy cross beam,
roughly chamfered but no stops visible, with plain joists. Slate slab floor.
Vogwell is mentioned in a Saxon document amongst the Exeter Cathedral archives
(Crossings' Guide to Dartmoor).
Although subject to C19 modification this house preserves much of its original plan
and is relatively unmodernised since the C19. It is possible that more early
features are concealed.

Listing NGR: SX7224281699

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