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Latitude: 50.7253 / 50°43'31"N
Longitude: -3.6212 / 3°37'16"W
OS Eastings: 285663
OS Northings: 92996
OS Grid: SX856929
Mapcode National: GBR QP.LR95
Mapcode Global: FRA 3795.91G
Plus Code: 9C2RP9GH+4G
Entry Name: West Town Farmhouse
Listing Date: 11 November 1952
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1366059
English Heritage Legacy ID: 401857
Location: Whitestone, Teignbridge, Devon, EX4
Civil Parish: Whitestone
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Whitestone with Oldridge
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SX 89 SE
4/107 West Town Farmhouse
Farmhouse. C17 or earlier, stair said to be dated 1671, right end addition and
crosswing probably C18. Colourwashed rendered cob; slate roof, gabled at left end,
hipped at right end of crosswing; left end stack, 2 rear lateral stacks, rear lateral
stack to crosswing with tall brick chimney shaft.
No access to interior at time of survey (1985), but the plan appears to be 3 rooms
and a through or cross passage, the higher end to the left with a hall heated from a
rear lateral stack and an inner room served by the left end stack, the lower end room
heated by a rear lateral stack; rear stair wing at higher end. The 3-room range has
been extended at the lower end and a crosswing adjoins the right end of the range at
right angles to the front elevation.
2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4-window front with regular fenestration, a 2-storey gabled
porch approximately central to the main range and a hipped crosswing at the right
(lower) end. The porch has a weather-boarded gabled and a canted 5-light first floor
bay window; it was formerly carried on posts (dated photograph) but was enclosed
with brick on the ground floor before 1969 (dated photograph). Fenestration to left
of porch regular: the left-hand windows 3-light casements 3 panes per light, windows
to left of porch similar 5-light casements. To the right of the porch the 2 first
floor windows are 3-light casements, 3 panes per light. Ground floor window adjacent
to porch at right is a 4-light mullioned window, ground floor window right 4-light
casement, 6 panes per light. The front elevation is particularly attractive and
visible from the main road. The rear elevation has a gabled stair wing at the left
No access to interior at time of survey (1985) but it is said to be very unaltered
with open fireplaces, large cross beams and a stair with turned balusters dated 1671.
Described by Braddick as "one of the architectural gems of the parish".
Braddick, L.E., "Whitestone and Oldridge", T.D.A., Vol XCIV, (1962), pp. 339-362, p.
Listing NGR: SX8566392996
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