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Description: West Sherford Farm House Including Outbuilding Adjoining on North East
Date Listed: 23 April 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 100303
OS Grid Reference: SX5486653471
OS Grid Coordinates: 254866, 53471
Latitude/Longitude: 50.3632, -4.0419
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SX 55 SW BRIXTON
23/4/52 West Sherford Farm
on north east
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
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Source: English Heritage
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