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Markadon Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Hartland, Devon

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Latitude: 51.0005 / 51°0'1"N

Longitude: -4.5132 / 4°30'47"W

OS Eastings: 223752

OS Northings: 125352

OS Grid: SS237253

Mapcode National: GBR K3.KBHR

Mapcode Global: FRA 16FG.PJY

Plus Code: 9C3Q2F2P+6P

Entry Name: Markadon Farmhouse

Listing Date: 20 February 1958

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1104478

English Heritage Legacy ID: 91208

Location: Hartland, Torridge, Devon, EX39

County: Devon

District: Torridge

Civil Parish: Hartland

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Hartland St Nectan

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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- II

Farmhouse. C17 but probably with late medieval origins, extended in C18 with C19
addition. Rendered stone rubble and cob walls. Gable-ended asbestos slate roof.
Squared rubble stack with dripmoulds at right gable end. 3 projecting front lateral
stacks. The 2 left-hand ones are rendered with brick shafts. That to the right has
tall rubble shaft with tapering cap.
Plan: originally 3-room-and-through-passage plan with lower end to the left. The
house may have been built as an open hall with central hearth but evidence for this
was not accessible at time of survey. The hall and lower room are both heated by
fireplaces on their front walls the hall with an adjoining window bay. The inner
room has a gable-end fireplace with newel stairs in a projection at the rear. A
further room heated by fireplace on the front wall was added at the lower end in the
C18. C19 outshot built on at the rear subdivided into 3 cottages in circa late C19
and converted back in later C20.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 6-window front with the addition at left-hand
end recessed and projecting hall window adjoining its stack to right of centre. C19
1, 2 and 3-light casements, some with small panes. 3 C19 or early C20 plank doors,
one to addition to left, one to passage left of centre and one towards right-hand
end. Rear elevation has stair projection with curved wall to left and outshots to
the right.
Interior: lower room has wide chamfered axial ceiling joists with hollow step
stops. Hall has wany chamfered cross beam. Stone spiral staircase at right-hand
end has chamfered wooden doorframe at the bottom. Roof structure inaccessible at
time of survey but may well be of interest and give a more accurate date to the

Listing NGR: SS2375225352

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