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Lower Tor Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Whitchurch, Devon

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Latitude: 50.5242 / 50°31'27"N

Longitude: -4.1557 / 4°9'20"W

OS Eastings: 247293

OS Northings: 71597

OS Grid: SX472715

Mapcode National: GBR NW.J6DV

Mapcode Global: FRA 275P.4TG

Entry Name: Lower Tor Farmhouse

Listing Date: 23 January 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1152031

English Heritage Legacy ID: 94077

Location: Whitchurch, West Devon, Devon, PL19

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Whitchurch

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

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Listing Text

SX 47 SE
- Lower Tor Farmhouse
Farmhouse. C16 origin, altered c. 1800 with C18 stable attached to front left and
lean-to to right. C20 alterations. Granite rubble and granite dressings, painted
front. Slate and asbestos slate roof, tiled to rear slope, with ridge stack heating
hall and gable end stack to lower end to right.
Originally cross passage and 3-room plan, hall to left heated by axial stack backing
on to passage, with narrow unheated inner room. Lower end room to right heated by
gable end stack. The upper end may have original extended further to left, and the
present hall and inner room would have been one room, with stair to rear left of hall
and inner room at left end. Late C18/c. 1800, a stable was added to the left end,
forming an L-plan; this incorporated the original inner room. Since the stair would
have been removed at this time, a stair was inserted to the rear of the passage,
divided to right and left, giving separate access to the first floor rooms. C20
alterations include additions to the front and windows.
2 storeys and 4 windows, at first floor all 2-light and single light C20 casements,
ground floor has single light to inner room to left, hall has 2 windows, to left a
granite mullion and transom window, chamfered , with 2-centred arched heads to upper
lights and recessed spandrels, dripstone; C20 window to right. Passage door enclosed
by C20 single storey lean-to, glazed, with C20 window to lower end to.right. Single
storey lean-to to end right with door and 2-light window under one lintel. Single
storey stable attached to front left has 2 doors and 2 ventilation slits, corrugated
iron roof. Right gable end formerly had 2 flues, at first floor level between the 2
flues, a small wooden-framed cusped light, blocked. Gable end to left is rendered
above the stable roof. To rear, straight joint betwen the lower end and the lean-to,
and a 6-pane stair light. Rear of hall has 4-pane light at ground floor and 9-pane
light under eaves. To end right, the wall is curved out, with a small single light
at low level with slate weatherings above, originally a stair projection. Rear of
the stable has window opening at ground floor with cambered timber lintel. Stacks
rebuilt C19.
Interior Passage leads to rear door to stair; at first floor over the lower end
there is a corbel on the rear wall, C19 principal rafters visible. Solid wall
between passage and lower end room to right, step up to left to hall. Hall has one
boxed beam, C20 fireplace. Partition wall inserted to form narrow inner room.

Listing NGR: SX4729371597

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