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HER Number:MDV34407
Name:Wingstone Farmhouse, Manaton

Summary

Farmhouse with mid 19th century front block with earlier remains in rear wing. Front block has one room on either side of central stair-hall with small service rooms at rear forming double depth plan. From 1904-19 the novelist John Galsworthy stayed here and his work during this time include some of the "Forsyte Saga" novels.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 747 810
Map Sheet:SX78SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishManaton
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishMANATON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78SW/209
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (Built, XVIII to XIX - 1751 AD to 1875 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 1987, Manaton, 36 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV303187.

Wingstone Farmhouse. Mid 19th century front block with earlier remains in rear wing. Coursed granite rubble walls with dressed quoins and window arches. Rear wing rendered granite rubble. Granite gable end chimneys with drip-courses. Dry slate roof with gable ends. Wide kitchen wing. Two storeys. Symmetrical 3 window south-east front with large two light casements and french windows either side on the ground floor all with segmental openings. Central doorway has plastered surround with ashlar joint-lining, glazed door with flush panels. Verandah along front of house. Stair window at rear with margin panes. Large projecting end stack. Open well staircase with turned newels, stick balusters and moulded mahogany handrail ramped to newels: 1820-30. Six panel doors survive. Large open fireplace with roughly chamfered wooden lintel and granite jambs. Adjoining it is a smaller secondary hearth with wooden lintel at the same height- possibly used for smoking bacon but more likely as a cream oven or slow cooking oven.


Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

Large roughly square building depicted on the modern mapping.


Historic England, 2018, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV360653.

MANATON SX 78 SW 4/51 Wingstone Farmhouse - GV II
Farmhouse. Mid C19 front block with earlier remains in rear wing. Coursed granite rubble walls with dressed quoins and window arches. Rear wing rendered granite rubble. Granite gable end chimneys with drip-courses. Dry slate roof with gable ends.
Front block has one room on either side of central stair-hall with small service rooms at rear forming double depth plan. Wide kitchen wing at rear of left hand end probably retaining fabric from an earlier house. 2 storeys. Symmetrical 3 window south east front with large 2 light casements and French windows either side on the ground floor all with segmental arched openings. Central doorway has plastered surround with ashlar joint-lining, glazed door with flush panels. Verandah along front of house has reeded and chamfered slender timber posts and slate lean-to roof with carved plastered soffit; later roof lights over ground floor windows. Stair window at rear with margin panes. Wide gable ended wing at rear with large projecting end stack.
Interior: Front block contains open well staircase with turned newels, stick balusters and moulded mahogany handrail ramped to newels: 1820-30. 6 panel doors survive but somewhat altered by glazing. Main room of rear wing contains large open fireplace with roughly chamfered wooden lintel and granite jambs. Adjoining it is a smaller secondary hearth with wooden lintel at the same height, sharing the monolithic jamb of the main hearth on the right-hand side and with a probably re- used hollow chamfered granite jamb to the left side. This hearth has a separate flue and at the same height as either of its jambs is a wide groove as if to take a thick shelf. There are several possible purposes for this hearth: it may have been for smoking bacon but the suggestion of a shelf makes a cream or slow cooking oven more plausible as either would necessitate a hollowed-out shelf, underneath which a small fire would be lit and the substance slowly heated on top.
From 1904-19 the novelist John Galsworthy stayed here and his work during this time include some of the "Forsyte Saga" novels.
Listing NGR: SX7472281088

Sources / Further Reading

SDV303187List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1987. Manaton. Historic Houses Register. Unknown. 36.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #88308 ]
SDV360653National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2018. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV77807Part of: Wingstone farmstead, Manaton (Monument)
MDV34408Related to: Bank barn at Wingstone Farm, Manaton (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:May 14 2018 12:53PM