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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.


List entry Number: 1251219



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

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Thelbridge

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 04-Nov-1985

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 433874

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THELBRIDGE WESTCOTT LANE SS 81 SW 3/272 - Westcott Farmhouse including byre and linhay adjoining to east GV II

Farmhouse. C16 with C17, C18 and C19 improvements, alterations and additions. Cob on rubble footings is plastered to front, exposed to rear; rubble stacks most topped with C19 and C20 brick; slate roof to main house, corrugated iron to byre, linhay and dairy (all formerly thatched). Long rambling building facing south and built down a slope. Core of house is a much-altered 3-room-and-through-passage plan house with inner room towards left (west) and late C18-early C19 2-room parlour extension on left end. C16 or C17 byre with hayloft over adjoining right (east) end of service room, and C18 linhay offset back from main front on right end. C17 small dairy block at right angles to rear of hall. Projecting left (west) end stack to late C18- early C19 block, axial stack between extension and inner room, and large axial hall stack backing onto former passage. Rear of former passage now occupied by large oven and smoking chamber arrangement with its own chimney - probably C18. 2 storeys. Irregular frontage with varied fenestration. The roofline steps down 3 times breaking the front into 4 sections and is described from left to right. Late C18- early C19 extension at left (west) end has 2-window front of late C19 horned 16-pane sashes with a small 4-pane sash to stairhead. Left of centre is an irregular 3- window front to former inner room, hall and passage. Most here are late C19 casements with glazing bars. Inner room has late C19 French windows with margin panes of coloured glass behind C20 glass-roofed conservatory and a late C19 door with glazed panel including margin lights of coloured glass behind C20 gabled and corrugated iron roofed porch. Plain door to right is inserted to hall and window to right of this door blocks original front passage doorway. Third section right of centre includes service end and byre and has plain plank doors to each room and late C19 casement with glazing bars over service room and loading hatch to byre hayloft. Small implement shed on right end of byre. Right end section set back from main front is an 8-bay linhay with its roof hipped at the end. Hall stack has original rubble chimney shaft with dripcourse and coping. Rear elevation of exposed cob and rubble shows several rubble blockings and alterations to original house. Late C18- early C19 extension has rubble to first floor level with cob above. The few windows to rear are late C19-early C20 casements with glazing bars. Good interior of a house with long and complex structural history. Continuous roof over inner room, hall, passage, service room and byre comprising side-pegged jointed cruck trusses with trenched purlins and ridge. Roof space is inaccessible over hall and inner room and, therefore, evidence for early smoke-blackening cannot be ascertained. Also many early features in original house are hidden by later plaster. Hall has large stone rubble fireplace with plain-chamfered oak lintel. Crossbeams plastered over in C19. Inner room has late C17 plaster ceiling with moulded plaster cornice which is also carried around probably earlier cross beam. Inner room fireplace is blocked. Former passage blocked by brick and rubble oven and smoking chamber arrangement. Service room has C17 chamfered and straight cut stopped crossbeam and is separated from byre by blind cob crosswall. Byre has probably C17 massive plain-chamfered crossbeam. Jointed cruck roof to byre and framed division between first floor rooms over service room and byre suggest that service room and byre are contemporary. Late C18-early C19 extension refurbished in late C19 but has roof of A-frame trusses with pegged lap-jointed collars. Open fronted linhay at right (east) end has massive oak posts resting on stone pads (Alcocks Type T1). Posts and hayloft beams appear earlier than late C18-early C19 A-frame roof trusses which have pegged lap-jointed collars. Right end bay has secondary front cob wall. Interesting unmodernised farmhouse.

Listing NGR: SS8017311821

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National Grid Reference: SS 80173 11821


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