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Cloister Hall Farmhouse and attached wall, gateway and outbuilding

A Grade II Listed Building in Frithelstock, Devon

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Latitude: 50.9551 / 50°57'18"N

Longitude: -4.1887 / 4°11'19"W

OS Eastings: 246368

OS Northings: 119582

OS Grid: SS463195

Mapcode National: GBR KK.N2PK

Mapcode Global: FRA 263L.9XQ

Entry Name: Cloister Hall Farmhouse and attached wall, gateway and outbuilding

Listing Date: 19 October 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1105178

English Heritage Legacy ID: 91407

Location: Frithelstock, Torridge, Devon, EX38

County: Devon

District: Torridge

Civil Parish: Frithelstock

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Frithelstock

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

11/91 Cloister Hall
Farmhouse and
attached wall,
gateway and
Prior's house, now farmhouse. C14 origins; early C17
alterations; late C17 extension; front wing refronted and
remodelled in late C19. Rendered coursed slatestone rubble,
except front wall rebuilt late C19 in squared and coursed
slatestone. Gabled slate roofs; C19 stone ridge and end stacks
to front range. Plan form and development: front range may be
former C15 hall range, because it retains thick walls and traces
of a blocked former window in the right gable; the adjoining
through-passage and former service room lie in a block attached
to the rear; to the right of this is a late C17 kitchen. Front
elevation of 2-storey, 3-window range with projecting gable end
to left. Late C19 porch has pointed-arched doorway flanked by
lancets: the late C19 arch-braced roof inside has a C15 moulded
cornice; late C15 granite doorway has label mould over
moulded-arched architrave with sunk spandrels. Late C19 label
moulds over late C19 two-light casements with glazing bars. Rear
wing: early C17 studded and panelled door to left side wall with
original iron clasping ring, set in ovolo-moulded frame; late C19
stained glass window to left brought here in 1970's. Early/mid
C19 dairy outshut to rear, with plank door. Interior: front
range, remodelled in late C19, has fireplace dated 1680, with
lonic columns and richly-carved decoration, in ground-floor room
to left, which was brought here in 1970s. Rear wing:
through-passage has chamfered ogee-stopped joists and C17 studded
door set in C16 convex-moulded architrave to right; tall room to
rear of through passage occupies former ground and first-floor
levels and has reset C17 plank and stud partition to right;
first-floor level has chamfered beams and C17 plank door set in
chamfered ogee-stopped frame to front range of house; 2 jointed
crucks with trenched purlins, cambered lap-jointed collar to one
truss, and straight principal rafters. Late C17 block added to
right side of the rear wing has former kitchen on ground floor,
with chamfered beam and stop-chamfered bressummer over open
fireplace. Subsidiary features: C17 L-shaped wall, of coursed
slatestone rubble with some cob, is attached to rear left and has
a C17 gateway with Welsh slate roof and C17 studded and panelled
door set in ovolo-moulded architrave. Extending at right angles
from the rear right corner of the house is an outbuilding which
was probably the former dorter range of Frithelstock Priory (q.v)
and which encloses the north side of the former cloister. Built
of uncoursed limestone rubble with cob beneath eaves; yellow
brick dressings to rear wall of late C19 stable added to right;
hipped Welsh slate roof. History; the Prior's Hall is probably
C14 in origin for a Bishop's Visitation of 1400 mentioned the
Prior's Room and Great Hall, an earlier record having admonished
the Prior for retreating from the communal life.
(C.A. Ralegh Radford, "Frithelstock Priory and the Parish
Church", Proceedings of the Devon Archaelogical Exploration
Society, Vol. 2 (part one), 1933, p. 21 (note).)

Listing NGR: SS4637219589

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