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HER Number:MDV33486
Name:West Fingle Farmhouse, Drewsteignton


West Fingle farmhouse buillt in 16th century with later alterations.


Grid Reference:SX 739 913
Map Sheet:SX79SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDrewsteignton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishDREWSTEIGNTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX79SW/98
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (XVI to Post Medieval - 1501 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 1988, Drewsteignton, 55 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV336831.

West Fingle farmhouse. 16th and 17th century, renovated 1986. Plastered cob on stone rubble footings, lower end rebuilt with 20th century concrete blocks; disused cob hall stack, lower end stack rebuilt with concrete blocks; thatch roof. L-shaped building. The main block faces northwest and is built down a gentle slope. It has a 3 room and through passage plan with an unheated inner room uphill at the right end. The hall fireplace was probably inserted in the late 16th - early 17th century and the house progressively floored over between the mid 16th and mid 17th century. The dairy block is a 17th or 18th century addition. Now 2 storeys throughout. Interior was not available for a complete inspection, although there is the upper end of an oak plank and muntin screen to the hall. At least part of the roof has an early mid 17th century roof of A-frame trusses with pegged lap-jointed collars and dovetail halvings. Newel staircase. It seems likely that the original house was some kind of open hall house maybe heated by an open hearth fire. See DoE list for further details.

Wessex Archaeology, 2007, Historic Environment Audit of Devon County Farms. Pilot Project. Results of East Fingle Farm, Drewsteignton, Exeter, 7 (Report - Assessment). SDV338193.

Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336831List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1988. Drewsteignton. Historic Houses Register. Unknown. 55.
SDV338193Report - Assessment: Wessex Archaeology. 2007. Historic Environment Audit of Devon County Farms. Pilot Project. Results of East Fingle Farm, Drewsteignton, Exeter. Wessex Archaeology Report. 64350.03. A4 Stapled + Digital. 7.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #87949 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV77059Part of: West Fingle farmstead, Drewsteignton (Monument)
MDV73532Related to: Earthworks in field opposite West Fingle Farmhouse, Drewsteignton (Monument)
MDV33411Related to: East Fingle Farmhouse, Drewsteignton (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 31 2012 11:23AM