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Latitude: 50.6027 / 50°36'9"N
Longitude: -4.0679 / 4°4'4"W
OS Eastings: 253760
OS Northings: 80147
OS Grid: SX537801
Mapcode National: GBR NZ.CBZN
Mapcode Global: FRA 27CG.WKC
Entry Name: Lower Wapsworthy Farmhouse
Listing Date: 28 October 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1105398
English Heritage Legacy ID: 92810
Location: Peter Tavy, West Devon, Devon, PL19
District: West Devon
Civil Parish: Peter Tavy
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
SX 58 SW
5/78 Lower Wapsworthy Farmhouse
House originally longhouse. C17 probably with earlier origins, altered in C20.
Granite and slate stone rubble walls. Gable ended slate roof, scantle slates over
higher end. 2 rubble stacks - one small at right gable end and large projecting
lateral stack at rear.
Plan considerably altered but still has outbuilding at the lower left end and likely
originally to have been a longhouse with through-passage, hall and inner room to the
right. The house was extensively remodelled in the circa mid - late C17 when the
passage was blocked and probably turned into a service room and the hall was given a
rear lateral stack which possibly replaced on axial fireplace. The inner room stack
may be even later. In the C20 the partition between hall and inner room was
removed. The shippon has probably been partially rebuilt at some stage as it is
narrower than the house but it retains its non-domestic use.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4 window front of C20 small-paned 2-light
casements, some with brick arches above. The shippon is to the left, recessed, with
C20 1 storey, outbuilding in front. The roof-line is stepped over the hall and
inner room, the passage, and the shippon over which it is lowest. C20 lean-to porch
with plank door to left of centre in front of hall. The house is built into the
hillside at the right-hand end.
Interior: Considerably modernised, hall retains its open fireplace but with a
replacement lintel. Roof not inspected.
Listing NGR: SX5376080147
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