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WEST SHERFORD FARM HOUSE INCLUDING OUTBUILDING ADJOINING ON NORTH EAST

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: WEST SHERFORD FARM HOUSE INCLUDING OUTBUILDING ADJOINING ON NORTH EAST

List entry Number: 1107829

Location

WEST SHERFORD FARM HOUSE INCLUDING OUTBUILDING ADJOINING ON NORTH EAST

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

County: Devon

District: South Hams

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Brixton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 23-Apr-1952

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 100303

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History

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Details

SX 55 SW BRIXTON 3/22 23/4/52 West Sherford Farm House including outbuilding adjoining on north east

GV II

Farmhouse and adjoining outbuilding. Circa C16 with C17 alterations and additions. Stone rubble. Steeply pitched slate roof with gabled, half-hipped and hipped ends. Two storeys. Long six window range. The west part appears to have been heightened in C17 and extended at front by two bays with hipped roofs and four-light hollow-chamfered stone mullion windows with hood moulds, the ground floor windows have four-centred arch lights. To the right at centre, a cross-passage doorway with four-centred arch and roll moulding with large rendered chimney stack at side, with set-offs. Two-light granite window above doorway. The lower right hand (east) end has a range of casements, stack on the rear, wall and an outbuilding at right angles, to north east with external stairs to loft and pigeon holes. At the west end a two-storey, one-bay late C19 addition. At the rear (north) a late C18/C19 wing. Interior: main fireplace in the hall is blocked. The room east of the cross-passage has stopped chamfered ceiling beams and fireplace with chamfered wooden bressumer. Fireplace is in the C17 extension at front has plain chamfered granite chimneypiece. West Sherford was granted after 1582 to Francis Drake after his circumnavigation. The former provisional lists states:- "The main block has high pitched roof, which retains some arched principals. It is possible that originally the principal room was on the first floor". Reference: Transactions of the Devonshire Association 1945 Vol. 77 page 128-130.

Listing NGR: SX5486653471

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Transactions of the Devonshire Association' in Transactions of the Devonshire Association, , Vol. 77, (1945), 128-130

National Grid Reference: SX 54866 53471

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