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HER Number:MDV40519
Name:Whitemoor Farmhouse, Hemyock

Summary

Probably an early 17th century farmhouse with later alterations.

Location

Grid Reference:ST 132 162
Map Sheet:ST11NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHemyock
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishHEMYOCK

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST11NW/22
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (Built, XVII - 1601 AD to 1650 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV334016.

Exterior. Front: irregular 2-window range; first floor: to the left a long and narrow 4-light window, with c19 casement but possibly in an older embrasure; 3-light casement window to right-hand with 10 leaded panes to outer lights. Ground floor: 4-light casement window to hall; two 3-light windows to service end, 1 in an early c19 frame. Stone outshut to rear. Interior: both fireplaces are blocked; chamfered lintel evident to hall fireplace. Hall with 2 ceiling cross beams, chamfered with elongated pyramid stops. Between the hall and inner room is a plank and muntin screen, chamfered and stopped to both sides, mitred to hall side only. To the rear of the hall is a double door with large fielded panels, with a timber or plaster angel face in half relief above; this looks late c17 (doe).


THE PRESENT OCCUPIER UNDERSTANDS THAT THE END WALL COLLAPSED AT THIS TIME, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV37143.

Whitemoor farmhouse. Farmhouse. Probably early c17 with later alterations. Random rubble greensand; gable end slate roof. Plan: originally a 3-room, through passage plan house, the service end to the right of the passage. The service end appears to have been substantially rebuilt and consists now of 2 rooms, the dividing wall probably the original end wall. Perhaps at about this time the axial stack heating the hall, and formerly backing on to the passage was substantially widened to accommodate another fireplace with a bake oven. A vertical masonry joint is visible at this point on the rear wall. This modification also means that the front doorway became a baffle entry. At some point, also, the inner room was reduced in size, possibly in the 1930s (the present occupier understands that the end wall collapsed at this time): it now leaves an inner room only 6' wide.2 storeys.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV37145.

Doe/hhr:hemyock/(15/4/1987)27.


Clements, H. A., 1994, Survey of Farmsteads in the Devon Part of the Blackdown Hills, Plan and photo (Report - Survey). SDV344050.

17th century farmhouse.


Devon and Somerset County Councils, 2000-2002, Historic Farmsteads Database, BH129H (Machine readable data file). SDV349681.

No information supplied.


Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.


English Heritage, 2013, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV350785.

Whitemoor Farmhouse.

Farmhouse. Probably early 17th century with later alterations. Random rubble greensand; gable end slate roof. Plan: originally a 3-room, through passage plan house, the service end to the right of the passage. The service end appears to have been substantially rebuilt and consists now of 2 rooms, the dividing wall probably the original end wall. Perhaps at about this time the axial stack heating the hall and formerly backing on to the passage was substantially widened to accommodate another fireplace with a bake oven. A vertical masonry joint is visible at this point on the rear wall. This modification also means that the front doorway became a baffle entry. At some point, also, the inner room was reduced in size, possibly in the 1930s (the present occupier understands that the end wall collapsed at this time): it now leaves an inner room only 6 foot wide. 2 storeys.

Exterior. Front: irregular 2-window range; first floor: to the left a long and narrow 4-light window, with 19th century casement but possibly in an older embrasure; 3- light casement window to right-hand with 10 leaded panes to outer lights. Ground floor: 4-light casement window to hall; two 3-light windows to service end, one in an early 19th century frame. Stone outshut to rear.

Interior: both fireplaces are blocked; chamfered lintel evident to hall fireplace. Hall with 2 ceiling cross beams, chamfered with elongated pyramid stops. Between the hall and inner room is a plank and muntin screen, chamfered and stopped to both sides, mitred to hall side only. To the rear of the hall is a double door with large fielded panels, with a timber or plaster angel face in half relief above; this looks late 17th century.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV334016Migrated Record: Department of Environment.
SDV344050Report - Survey: Clements, H. A.. 1994. Survey of Farmsteads in the Devon Part of the Blackdown Hills. A4 Comb Bound + Digital. Plan and photo.
SDV349681Machine readable data file: Devon and Somerset County Councils. 2000-2002. Historic Farmsteads Database. BH129H.
SDV350785National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2013. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #90836 ]
SDV37143Migrated Record: THE PRESENT OCCUPIER UNDERSTANDS THAT THE END WALL COLLAPSED AT THIS TIME.
SDV37145Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments

MDV80225Part of: Whitemoor Farm, Hemyock (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4655 - Survey of Farmsteads in the Blackdown Hills

Date Last Edited:Apr 16 2015 11:57AM