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HER Number:MDV40533
Name:Westown Farmhouse, Westown Farm

Summary

A mid-16th century farmhouse.

Location

Grid Reference:ST 119 134
Map Sheet:ST11SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHemyock
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishHEMYOCK

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST11SW/70
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (XVI - 1525 AD to 1575 AD (Between))

Full description

UNHEATED, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV37486.

Westown farmhouse. Farmhouse. Mid c16; one of the two rear wings is c17; later alterations. Random rubble flint; gable end slate roof. Plan: originally a 4-room, through-passage plan house, the hall and inner room to the left of the passage, with a contemporary wing to the rear; the service end is divided into 2 rooms by a fireplace which looks modern but has a stone stack and shaft; the extreme right-hand room (unheated) has a blocked drain which suggests the possibility of its having once been a shippon (see commander williams' report cited below). A c17 wing is placed to the rear of the lower end, with a large end fireplace, and probably served as a kitchen. Hall is heated by a stone axial stack backing onto the passage; early wing heated by an internal lateral stack (to the inner face). The house appears always to have been of 2 storeys.


ORIGINALLY OPPOSING THAT TO THE FRONT, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV37487.

Exterior: front: 4-window range; first floor with c19 2 and 3-light casement windows, one with stanchions; ground floor: plain, chamfered, 4-centred stone arch to passage. Casement and sash windows. Buttressing. Right-hand elevation: a projection under a catslide close to the junction of wing and main range could be a former newel stair turret. Otherwise c19 and c20 casement windows. Left-wing end elevation concealed by adjacent linhay. Rear: the c17 wing has no windows to end elevation or inner face; french window and casement windows to earlier wing. Between the 2 wings are some later additions and a pointed stone doorway arch (originally opposing that to the front) has been re-set.


1982, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV37488.

Interior: hall and inner room divided by a plank and muntin screen of which only a fragment survives; a partition above it rises through the first floor. Uncovered since commander williams' visit (1982) is a doorway from the hall into the rear wing, chamfered with cranked lintels, morticed into heavy studs that act as jambs.


JULY 1984, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV37489.

Roof with 6 trusses with straight principals; the roof was not inspected but is described in great detail in commander e h d williams' report in nmr, (1982), and more briefly in period home, vol 5, no 6 (july 1984), pp 59-60 (doe).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV37490.

Doe/hhr:hemyock/(15/4/1987)37.


Devon and Somerset County Councils, 2000-2002, Historic Farmsteads Database, BH127H (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.

Westown Farmhouse.

Farmhouse. Mid-16th century; one of the two rear wings is 17th century; later alterations. Random rubble flint; gable end slate roof. Plan: originally a 4-room, through-passage plan house, the hall and inner room to the left of the passage, with a contemporary wing to the rear; the service end is divided into 2 rooms by a fireplace which looks modern but has a stone stack and shaft; the extreme right-hand room (unheated) has a blocked drain which suggests the possibility of its having once been a shippon (see Commander Williams' report cited below). A 17th century wing is placed to the rear of the lower end, with a large end fireplace, and probably served as a kitchen. Hall is heated by a stone axial stack backing onto the passage; early wing heated by an internal lateral stack (to the inner face). The house appears always to have been of 2 storeys.

Exterior: Front: 4-window range; first floor with 19th century 2 and 3-light casement windows, one with stanchions; ground floor: plain, chamfered, 4-centred stone arch to passage. Casement and sash windows. Buttressing. Right-hand elevation: a projection under a catslide close to the junction of wing and main range could be a former newel stair turret. Otherwise 19th century and 20th century casement windows. Left-wing end elevation concealed by adjacent linhay (q.v.) Rear: the 17th century wing has no windows to end elevation or inner face; French window and casement windows to earlier wing. Between the 2 wings are some later additions and a pointed stone doorway arch (originally opposing that to the front) has been re-set.

Interior: hall and inner room divided by a plank and muntin screen of which only a fragment survives; a partition above it rises through the first floor. Uncovered since Commander Williams' visit (1982) is a doorway from the hall into the rear wing, chamfered with cranked lintels, morticed into heavy studs that act as jambs. Roof with 6 trusses with straight principals; the roof was not inspected but is described in great detail in Commander E H D Williams' report in NMR, (1982), and more briefly in Period Home, Vol. 5, no. 6 (July 1984), pp. 59-60.


Rook, P., 2013, Westown Farm, BB1002 (Ground Photograph). SDV351835.

The farmhouse is shown to the north of the linhay.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV349681Machine readable data file: Devon and Somerset County Councils. 2000-2002. Historic Farmsteads Database. BH127H.
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: #90845 ]
SDV351835Ground Photograph: Rook, P.. 2013. Westown Farm. Built on Earth. Digital. BB1002.
SDV37486Migrated Record: UNHEATED.
SDV37487Migrated Record: ORIGINALLY OPPOSING THAT TO THE FRONT.
SDV37488Migrated Record: 1982.
SDV37489Migrated Record: JULY 1984.
SDV37490Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments

MDV104675Part of: Westown Farm (Monument)
MDV40530Related to: Barn, Westown Farm (Building)
MDV40531Related to: Barn, Westown Farm (Building)
MDV40532Related to: Linhay, Westown Farm (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Aug 7 2013 2:13PM