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WONTON FARMHOUSE

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: WONTON FARMHOUSE

List entry Number: 1107363

Location

WONTON FARMHOUSE

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Devon

District: South Hams

District Type: District Authority

Parish: South Brent

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 27-May-1986

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 99351

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History

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Details

SOUTH BRENT SX 75 NW

10/195 Wonton Farmhouse - - II

Farmhouse. Circa early C16, floored and hall stack inserted circa late C16 or early C17, kitchen wing circa C17, and remodelled and lower end rebuilt in mid C19. Stuccoed stone rubble and possibly cob. Asbestos slate roof with gabled ends, more steeply pitched over hall and higher end, and flatter pitch over lower end right with projecting gable to front with openwork wavy bargeboards. Rendered axial chimney stack backing on to former cross or through passage, and rendered stack with set-offs at higher gable end left, and stack with set-off to gable end of rear kitchen wing. Originally a three room and through or cross passage plan with open hall floored and hall stack inserted in late C16 or C17, kitchen wing added at rear of hall circa C17, and lower end entirely rebuilt in circa 1850's when the cross passage was widened into stair hall. Two storeys. Five window range, hall bay recessed. Circa later C19 two-light casements with glazing bars. C19 splayed bay window to lower end (right hand) projection. Glazed door to stair hall cross passage to right of centre. Glazed double doors to left into hall. Gable at higher end (left) has large C20 buttress feature rising to above roof level. Lower end (right) has single storey C20 lean-to extension. Interior: Four roof trusses with straight principals morticed at apices and morticed for collars which have been replaced by later lap-jointed collars. Threaded purlins. Three of the trusses and purlins appear to be very lightly smoke-blackened and the two probably reused rafters are more heavily smoke-blackened. The trusses have carpenters marks. Later stairs in position of original newel stairs which has a post with cracked top in position of newel. Hall ceiling beams plastered over. Some of the plaster has gallen exposing chamfered joints with straight cut stops. Hall fireplace blocked, and has Victorian chimney-piece.

Listing NGR: SX7271759187

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National Grid Reference: SX 72717 59187

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