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HER Number:MDV30344
Name:Higher Quarry farmhouse, Whitchurch


Farmhouse, now house. Early 17th century, probably re-oriented mid-late 17th century, with addition of two-storey porch and outshuts left and right; some 20th century alterations. Granite rubble, rendered except for porch, granite dressings, tiled roof with weathered gable end stacks.


Grid Reference:SX 521 738
Map Sheet:SX57SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWhitchurch
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWHITCHURCH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SW/110
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (XVI to XVII - 1600 AD to 1650 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

English Heritage, 2014, National Heritage List for England, 1152246 (National Heritage List for England). SDV355683.

WHITCHURCH MOORTOWN SX 47 SE 7/184 Higher Quarry - II
Farmhouse, now house. Early C17, probably re-oriented mid-late C17, with addition of 2-storey porch and outshuts left and right; C20 alterations. Granite rubble, rendered except for porch, granite dressings, tiled roof with weathered gable end stacks.
Plan: 2-room and through passage plan with stair tower to original rear left (now front right). In the later C17 the house was probably re-oriented, turned back to front, with a 2-storey porch to the front of the passage, (formerly rear) a kitchen outshut to front right and 2-storey dairy outshut to front left, both additions originally unheated, dairy with small projecting porch to end left. 2 storeys, roof to front extended over additions left and right, central 2-storey porch has hipped roof and 4-centred arched chamfered and run-out stopped granite doorway with C20 door, C20 2-light casement under eaves. To right, a 3-light chamfered granite casement, to left a similar 2-light and single light casement, all C20 glazing, dairy porch has C20 glazed door and small single hollow-chamfered granite light to side with iron stanchion. Left gable end has dairy with pitched roof and 2-light chamfered granite casement at ground and first floor, projecting beyond gable end of main range and with similar single granite light to rear. The main range has external stack, 2-light chamfered granite casement at first floor to left and continuous slate string extended around dairy. Right gable end has C20 single-storey porch to left with door, similar 2-light granite casement at first floor left above kitchen outshut with C19 flue. Gable end external stack to main range and 2-light granite casement at first floor right with mullion cut away, slate string below window level. Rear has 3 windows, 12-pane sashes in exposed boxes at first floor, ground floor has replacement 16-pane sash left and right of rear passage door in granite, with 4-centred arch, chamfered, with C20 door. Interior Much altered, in stair tower a granite newel stair around a wooden post; hall/kitchen to right, with solid wall dividing this room from passage, partition wall to lower end room to left.
Listing NGR: SX5217973864

Sources / Further Reading

SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #86830 ]
SDV355683National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2014. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Website. 1152246.

Associated Monuments

MDV76882Related to: Higher Quarry Farm, Whitchurch (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 7 2014 12:03PM