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Latitude: 50.3404 / 50°20'25"N
Longitude: -3.6586 / 3°39'30"W
OS Eastings: 282071
OS Northings: 50258
OS Grid: SX820502
Mapcode National: GBR QP.61R8
Mapcode Global: FRA 3874.DHR
Entry Name: Sweetstone Farm House Including Garden Area Wall to South
Listing Date: 26 January 1967
Last Amended: 25 March 1991
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1108020
English Heritage Legacy ID: 99806
Location: Blackawton, South Hams, Devon, TQ9
District: South Hams
Civil Parish: Blackawton
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Blackawton St Michael
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
Sweetstone Farm House
2/15 including garden area
26.1.67 wall to south
Farmhouse. Probably early C17, partly demolished and extended in C18 and
remodelled and extended in C19. Local slate rubble, rendered at front.
Asbestos slate hipped roof with red clay ridge tiles. Projecting lateral
stack at back with C19 red brick shaft.
Plan and development: A long range, probably originally of 3 room and
through passage plan, the lower left (south west) end has been rebuilt as a
farmbuilding (qv). The through passage has a porch at the front and the
hall a lateral stack at the back. The cross passage between the hall and
the inner room might be on C18 or early C19 alteration for access to the
wide unheated wing behind the higher end of the house. The outbuilding with
a loft at the higher right hand end is a C19 addition and the rebuilding of
the lower end as a farm building is of circa late C18 or early C19. The
heated outshut on the lower left side of the rear wing is a late C19
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 3-window south front. 3 C2O 2-light
casements on first floor and 2 late C19 casements on ground floor, the large
farmer hall window to left of centre is of 3-lights and has glazing bars.
Doorway to right of centre with late C19 glazed and panelled door and
doorway to right hand end of front with a C20 plank door and row of pigeon
holes under the eaves. The principal feature of the front is the large
single storey porch to the left with a catslide roof carried down from the
main roof; at the front there is a small window with a slate hoodmould and
the unusual feature of a doorway on the right hand side which has a large
dressed slate chamfered arch, a slated canopy on timber cantilever and a C20
At the rear a wide hipped roof 2-storey wing behind the hall, engulfing the
projecting hall stack. On the right and lower side a lean-to outshut with a
slate roof and a scantle slated open-fronted lean-to porch to the back
doorway of the passage.
Including front garden area wall, C18 or C19, slate rubble wall with pitched
slate capping enclosing small garden area in front of house; a squat gate-
pier at either end of the wall.
Interior: inaccessible at time of survey 1988 but might contain features of
Listing NGR: SX8207150258
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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