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Lower Wooda Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in King's Nympton, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.9538 / 50°57'13"N

Longitude: -3.881 / 3°52'51"W

OS Eastings: 267977

OS Northings: 118833

OS Grid: SS679188

Mapcode National: GBR KZ.N8MV

Mapcode Global: FRA 26RL.9V0

Entry Name: Lower Wooda Farmhouse

Listing Date: 20 February 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1152977

English Heritage Legacy ID: 97307

Location: King's Nympton, North Devon, Devon, EX37

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: King's Nympton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Kingsnympton St James the Apostle

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

KINGS NYMPTON
SS 61 NE
3/130 Lower Wooda Farmhouse
20.2.67
GV II
Farmhouse. Probably late C16 but earlier fabric may be concealed, with C19 and C20
alterations. Rendered stone rubble and cob. Thatch roof with gable ends. Tall
front lateral rendered hall stack with bread oven projection, rendered stack at left
gable end.
Plan: 3-room and through-passage plan, with lower end to left divided axially to
create small rear room. Front room probably originally a parlour, with the dairy at
the upper end beyond the hall. C20 staircase in wide passage. Solid wall partitions
to each side of passage and between hall and dairy; the latter is particularly
massive, a curious anomaly being that, when the C17 panelling was removed
approximately 8 years ago, a fireplace was revealed at the upper end of the hall, the
shaft of the stack being demolished at the same time. The length of the hall
suggests the possibility that we may have once been partitioned at the upper end to
create an inner room in the C16.
Exterior: 2 storeys. 4 window range. C20 fenestration, 2- and 3-light casements.
Early C20 porch with tiled gabled roof and ogee shaped lintel to outer doorway.
Interior: unusual shoulder-headed doorway between hall and inner room with chamfered
surround. Flagstone floor to hall, which has 2 chamfered cross ceiling beams and
bressumer at upper end with hollow step stops. Thin chamfered lintel with straight-
cut stops to hall fireplace which has large brick-lined bread oven. Dairy fittings
and tiled floor largely intact.
Roof: structure entirely replaced in C19. Attached at right angle to rear left end
of the main range is a small wood shed with hipped thatched roof.


Listing NGR: SS6797718833

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