Middle Weeke Farmhouse

1 Sep 1999
Middle Weeke Farmhouse, Morchard Bishop, Mid Devon, Devon
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

MORCHARD BISHOP WEEKE SS 70 NE 5/192 - Middle Weeke Farmhouse II

Farmhouse. C16 core, C17 improvements, renovated circa 1973. Plastered cob on rubble footings; rubble stacks topped with C20 brick; concrete interlocking tile roof (formerly thatch). Altered 3-room-and-through-passage plan house facing south- east with service room at left (south-west) end. End stacks, the inner room stack disused, and axial hall stack backing onto former passage. C20 single storey rear outshots. 2 storeys. Irregular 4-window front of late C19 and C20 replacement large pane with margin pane sashes. C20 gable-roofed of concrete pantile porch left of centre is flanked by tripartite sashes. Gable-ended roof.

Interior modernised circa 1973 but much of original fabric probably survives behind C19 and C20 plaster. Fireplaces are blocked, service room ceiling level raised with new crossbeam and hall-inner room partition removed circa 1973. Mid C17 crossbeam in hall has elaborate moulding with unusually fine variants of scroll stops featuring inscribed floral motifs. Roof is inaccessible and lower parts of the trusses are boxed in. The impression is of a C17 or later roof but torchlight through a small hole in the first floor ceiling shows some smoke-blackened timbers.

Listing NGR: SS7621306245


This is part of the Series: IOE01/2255 IOE Records taken by Michael Woodhead; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Michael Woodhead. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

People & Organisations

Photographer: Woodhead, Michael

Rights Holder: Woodhead, Michael


Cob, Concrete, Plaster, Rubble, Thatch, Tile, Medieval Farmhouse, Tudor Domestic, Elizabethan Agricultural Dwelling, Dwelling, House, Agriculture And Subsistence, Farm Building, Agricultural Building, Cross Passage House, Monument <By Form>, Open Hall House, Hall House