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HER Number:MDV9646
Name:West Town Farmhouse


Farmhouse, 17th century or earlier, stair said to be dated 1671. Right end addition and crosswing probably 18th century.


Grid Reference:SX 856 929
Map Sheet:SX89SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishWhitestone
Ecclesiastical ParishWHITESTONE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX89SE/18
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 401857

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (XVII to XVIII - 1601 AD to 1800 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV148.

West town remains of a mansion shown on os 25" (1880s) map with east town shown as two large buildings to the e at sx85729296 (os).

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Vis=17/9/1969(os) the interior of the house has been altered. The staircase bears the date 1671. Externally most of the windows are 19c casements. The doorways are original, but to the casual observer it would not appear outstanding (os).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV242.

Part of the domesday manor of witestan and, in 1086, an estate of baldwin. Early descents of ownership given (reichel).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV281791.

Hoskins, w. G. /devon/(1954)514-5.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV281792.

Braddick, l. E. /tda/94(1962)348-9/whitestone and oldridge.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV281793.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV281794.

Reichel, o. J. /tda/44(1912)293,310/the domesday hundred of wenford or wonford.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV281795.

Reichel, o. J. /tda/44(1912)329/early descents of the manors in wonford.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV281796.

Des=pamment, j. /parish survey of whitestone and oldridge(st. Thomas)/(1986) 102.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV281797.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV281798.

Des=os 25"(1880s).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV281799.

Gover, j. E. B. + mawer, a. + stenton, f. M. /the place-names of devon/(1931)459.

Department of Environment, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV326673.

West town farmhouse. Stair said to be dated 1671, right end addition and crosswing probably 18th century. Colourwashed rendered cob; slate roof, gabled at left end. Stacks. The plan appears to be 3 rooms and a through passage or cross passage. Stair wing at higher end. Two storeys. Asymmetrical 4-window front. Porch. Mullioned window. Casements (doe).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV335.

West town barton.17c farmhouse built on the site of a pre-conquest farmstead (hoskins).

Pamment, J., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV39456.

Westtown was one of three estates held by walter de langeden in about 1303 according to the feudal aids. A manor house or mansion was built here but little is known concerning this building the remains of which appear to have been incorporated within the present day complex dating largely from the 17c (pamment).

Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1931, The Place-Names of Devon: Part One (Monograph). SDV1312.

West town is mentioned as westtown in 1481 and is identical with the early manor of westecot mentioned in 1226 (gover et al).

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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1312Monograph: Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M.. 1931. The Place-Names of Devon: Part One. The Place-Names of Devon: Part One. VIII. A5 Hardback.
SDV148Migrated Record:
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV242Migrated Record:
SDV281791Migrated Record:
SDV281792Migrated Record:
SDV281793Migrated Record:
SDV281794Migrated Record:
SDV281795Migrated Record:
SDV281796Migrated Record:
SDV281797Migrated Record:
SDV281798Migrated Record:
SDV281799Migrated Record:
SDV326673Migrated Record: Department of Environment.
SDV335Migrated Record:
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #110096 ]
SDV39456Migrated Record: Pamment, J..

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 1 2013 2:38PM