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Front Garden Walls and Gateway Adjoining East of West Week Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in South Tawton, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.7175 / 50°43'3"N

Longitude: -3.9037 / 3°54'13"W

OS Eastings: 265702

OS Northings: 92606

OS Grid: SX657926

Mapcode National: GBR Q7.94ZF

Mapcode Global: FRA 27Q5.T4D

Entry Name: Front Garden Walls and Gateway Adjoining East of West Week Farmhouse

Listing Date: 22 February 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1306024

English Heritage Legacy ID: 94968

Location: South Tawton, West Devon, Devon, EX20

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: South Tawton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: South Tawton St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SX 69 SE SOUTH TAWTON

4/174 Front garden walls and gateway
22.2.67 adjoining east of West Week
farmhouse
GV II*


Front garden walls and gatehouse. Gateway is dated 1656 and most of the walls are
probably contemporary although the south side is probably C19. Gateway is granite
ashlar, the walls are granite stone rubble, the original parts with granite ashlar
coping.
Description: the gateway has an embattled parapet with moulded coping. The low
ellipitical arch has a moulded surround and spandrels are carved with fleur-de-lys.
This is recessed in a flat-topped arch with hoodmould over and the date 1656 is
carved onto the labels. Above this is a plaque carved with the Battishill arms.
The plank door is a C20 rebuild but appears to reuse some of the original
ferramenta. The gateway is in the north side of the enclosure in front (east) of
the farmhouse. It is flanked by a high stone rubble wall with granite ashlar coping
(keel-shaped in section). The original wall returns along the east side but the
south side is C19 and does not have the ashlar coping.
This is an attractive and unusual feature associated with the important West Week
Farmhouse (q.v).


Listing NGR: SX6570292606

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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