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Farm Building Complex Immediately West and North-West of Downes Home Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Crediton Hamlets, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7865 / 50°47'11"N

Longitude: -3.6356 / 3°38'8"W

OS Eastings: 284802

OS Northings: 99826

OS Grid: SX848998

Mapcode National: GBR L9.ZQT6

Mapcode Global: FRA 3780.HGN

Plus Code: 9C2RQ9P7+JQ

Entry Name: Farm Building Complex Immediately West and North-West of Downes Home Farmhouse

Listing Date: 20 May 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1105979

English Heritage Legacy ID: 95167

Location: Crediton Hamlets, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Crediton Hamlets

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Crediton

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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7/66 Farm building complex
immediately west and north-west
of Downes Home Farmhouse


Complex of contemporary farmbuildings, including linhay, covered yard, cowsheds,
workshop, forge, shippon, haylofts, barn and granaries. Circa 1850-60.
Arrangement of buildings basically comprises 2 uneven L-shaped blocks set back to
back either side of a large covered yard. The approach from south-east is lined by
a linhay with forge behind to left (south-west) and stables and cowsheds with
haylofts above to right (north-east). To left of the yard a large shippon with
workshop over extends south-westwards at right angles and to right granaries and a
barn extend north-eastwards, also at right-angles. The gable-ended 5-bay Alcock's
Type T1 linhay has a series of ventilators round first floor level comprising
windows blocked by stretcher bricks wth gaps between. The single storey gable-
ended building adjoining to rear still contains forge and some machinery. The 5-
bay workshop over the shippon has continuous window ranges along its long sides and
a fireplace in southern corner. The shippon may originally have been another
workshop. The massive covered yard has a high and wide 6-bay mansard roof, using
elaborate king post trusses with bolted joints which rest on brick corbels in the
side walls. On the left side a 3-bay arcade of large circular-section granite
piers gives access to the shippon and the wall to rear contains a blind 3-bay
arcade. On the other side an 11-bay block houses granaries and a large barn with
threshing floor, and to the front of the granaries cowstalls with haylofts over
line the approach to the yard and face south-east: 2 doorways each with windows to
left on each floor under an unevenly pitched C20 roof which replaced a double
gabled front. In the side wall 2 bullseye windows with iron bars overlook the
entrance to the yard. Stables with haylofts over stand a short distance to
southeast facing the cowstalls. Central door with loading bay above both
originally with a single window on each side but 4 small C20 windows have been
inserted on ground floor. This block too has bullseye windows on north-east end.
All original apertures have segmental brick arches over and all roofs are king post
trusses. Well-preserved example of planned C19 estate farmyard.

Listing NGR: SX8480299826

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