Atway Farmhouse, Including Area Railing And Gate In The Cobbled Area Adjoining Atway Cottages

31 Aug 1999
Atway Farmhouse, Including Area Railing And Gate In The Cobbled Area Adjoining Atway Cottages, Moretonhampstead Road, Bovey Tracey, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ13 9AB
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

BOVEY TRACEY MORETONHAMPSTEAD ROAD (north SX 87 NW side), Bovey Tracey Atway Farmhouse, including area 5/81 railing and gate in the cobbled - area adjoining Atway Cottages GV II

Farmhouse. C17 or earlier, with later additions. Solid, roughcast walls. Wheat reed thatch roofs, with a patch of slate at north-west corner; chimneystacks in the gables, except for 2 later brick stacks on additions at north-east and south- west ends. Plan consists of a main range at right-angles to the road and a cross- wing at the rear end, projecting slightly on the south-east. Main range has one heated room in ground storey with a through-passage next to the cross-wing; latter has one heated room on the north-east, probably with a minor room behind it. Each of the 2 heated rooms has an early staircase beside the fireplace. Added wing to north-east; lean-tos, probably added, behind the older part of the house on north- west side. 2 storeys, with single-storey lean-to. Principal south-east front of main range is 2 windows wide. Ground storey has plank door to right and a single window to left; windows all have C19 2-light wood casements with 2 panes per light.

Both main range and cross-wing have projecting chimneystacks of granite ashlar, with offsets and tapered tops; the cross-wing stack has an added brick shaft. To the left of each stack is a slit window lighting a staircase. The gable of main range, towards the road, has in addition a second-storey window to right of the stack, this with a C19 2-light wood casement with 2 panes per light; there is a similar window in the side-wall of the lean-to fronting the road. Gable of cross- wing has 1 window in each storey to right of stack; casements as in main range, except that the ground-storey window has transom-lights. The added north-east wing has at left-hand end a 4-panelled door with cast-iron knocker and 3-pane fanlight; above it is a wood casement as in main range. Old cobbled surface to south-east, between the farmhouse and Atway Cottages (q.v.). The C19 garden railings in this area, and the C19 iron gate fronting the road, are included in the listing.

Interior: ground-storey room in main range has chamfered beam with scroll-stops.

Door from passage to cross-wing has chamfered wood frame, the jambs having scroll- stops top and bottom. Ground-storey room in cross-wing has chamfered beams; large fireplace with granite jambs and wood lintel, the latter ovolo-moulded with raised run-out stops. Staircase to right of fireplace has wood door-frame with cranked head.

This house and Atway Cottages (q.v.) make an excellent group fronting the Moretonhampstead Road.

Listing NGR: SX8128879047


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1374 IOE Records taken by M J Medley; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr M J Medley. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Medley, M J

Rights Holder: Medley, M J


Cobble, Iron, Reed, Roughcast, Slate, Thatch, Tudor Farmhouse, Elizabethan Domestic, Stuart Agricultural Dwelling, Jacobean Dwelling, House, Agriculture And Subsistence, Farm Building, Agricultural Building, Gate, Unassigned, Railings, Monument (By Form), Barrier