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West Town Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Whitestone, Devon

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1366059

English Heritage Legacy ID: 401857

Location: Whitestone, Teignbridge, Devon, EX4

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Whitestone

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Whitestone with Oldridge

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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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
(higher) end.
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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