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Woolston Green Farmhouse, Staverton

Description: Woolston Green Farmhouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 21 May 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 100653

OS Grid Reference: SX7770166157
OS Grid Coordinates: 277701, 66157
Latitude/Longitude: 50.4824, -3.7251

Location: Pennywell Close, Staverton, Devon TQ13 7RR

Locality: Staverton
Local Authority: South Hams District Council
County: Devon
Country: England
Postcode: TQ13 7RR

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Listing Text

SX 76 NE STAVERTON WOOLSTON GREEN

2/153 Woolston Green Farmhouse

- II*

Farmhouse. Circa late C15 or early C16. with circa early C17 alterations and
C17 and C19 additions and remodelled in C19. Rendered stone rubble. Slate roof
with gabled ends and raised eaves. Rendered stone stack at higher (right hand)
gable end with tapered top.

Three room and through passage plan with open hall, floored and lateral hall rear
stack inserted in circa early C17. Inner room and chamber above heated by gable
end stack. Newel stairs with garderobe beside in depth of rear wall at higher
end. Timber screen between hall and inner room. Plastered stud partitions either
side of passage. Early C19 stairs inserted into rear of passage. Circa C17 kitchen
wing at rear of hall and adjoining circa C19 wing at rear of lower end. Circa
C19 single storey lean-to at higher end.

Two storeys. Four window range. C19 two-light casements with glazing bars.
Through passage doorway to left of centre with C20 glazed door and open-fronted
rendered stone porch with wooden lattice gable and arched front. Rear slight
projection at higher end for stairs with slit window to side. Lateral hall stack
now without short gabled kitchen wing at rear of hall and later shorter gabled
wing at rear of lower end with slate roof canopy. Lean-to at higher north east
end.

Interior: Plank and muntin screen at upper end of hall with ogee moulded muntins
with high convex stops, head rail also moulded and with masons mitres. Screen
muntins roll moulded on inner room side. . At left end of screen in ogee moulded
cranked head doorway with panel above. Base of screen cut away and under built
because of decay. Inserted hall ceiling with three roll moulded cross beams
without stops and similarly moulded joists with butt stops. Hall fireplace with
timber chamfered lintel, stone rubble jambs and oven. Inner room has main cross
beam and half beam against higher end wall, both deeply chamfered with large slightly
stepped stops, and joists with runout stops. Inner room fireplace in end wall
has reused timber beam with scroll stops and stone rubble jambs. Inner room front
window lintel is reused hall window head of at least five lights with
heads with roll and hollow mouldings. Stone newel stairs in depth of wall at
rear of higher end with two window slits. Chamber above inner room has garderobe
withrectangular shaft within wall beside newel stairs. Chamber above inner room
has small fireplace in end wall with square section timber lintel. Kitchen wing
at rear with timber fireplace beam, the chamfer and stops recently cut, and chamfered
ceiling beams and joists. Some of the C18 and early C19 joinery survives on first
floor, and an early C19 dog-leg stairs inserted into rear of passage with square
newels and stick balusters.

Roof. C19 soft wood king post trusses. Lower gable end rebuilt in brick.


Listing NGR: SX7770166157

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Source: English Heritage

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