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A Grade II Listed Building in Drewsteignton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6922 / 50°41'31"N

Longitude: -3.832 / 3°49'55"W

OS Eastings: 270694

OS Northings: 89660

OS Grid: SX706896

Mapcode National: GBR QB.XRBV

Mapcode Global: FRA 27V7.YQD

Plus Code: 9C2RM5R9+V5

Entry Name: Furlong

Listing Date: 22 February 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1106094

English Heritage Legacy ID: 94837

Location: Drewsteignton, West Devon, Devon, TQ13

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Drewsteignton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Drewsteignton

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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7/41 Furlong



House. Circa 1840-50, rear block is a part of a C16 house which was thoroughly
renovated in early C18. Plastered granite stone rubble; granite stacks with
plastered brick chimneyshafts (the main ones with projecting cornices); slate roof.
Plan: the main block faces south-east. It has a double depth plan comprising a
main front a rear room each side of central entrance hall and main staircase. The
principal rooms are the front ones heated by end stacks. The rear service rooms are
are in integral outshots and connected by a rear corridor passing behind the
staircase. On the right (north-east) end there is a 2-roomplan block. It is set
back from the main block at right angles to it with an outer lateral stack to the
main front room. It projects to rear connecting the main block to the remains of
the old farmhouse which is set parallel to the main block and projects to right of
the connecting block. What remains of the old farmhouse is the passage, hall and
inner room section of a 3-room-and-through-passage plan house. The inner room, at
the right end, has a gable-end stack and the hall has an axial stack backing onto
the passage. This house was thoroughly modernised in the early C18 and only the
hall shows evidence of its C16 origins. Whole house is 2 storeys throughout.
Exterior: main block has a symmetrical 5-window front of 12-pane sashes (most of
them horned) arranged around a central doorway; part-glazed double doors and
overlight behind a flat-roofed Doric porch with moulded entablature. Each side of
front at stucco quoins . Plain eaves on pairs of shaped brackets and roof hipped
each end. Other blocks and rear also have 12-pane sashes of various sizes the
largest to rear of main block lighting the stairs. The connecting block on the side
includes a C19 6-panel door with overlight, panelled reveals and plain doorcase.
Interior: of main block contains a great deal of its original C19 joinery and other
detail including a geometric open string stair with slender turned balusters,
mahogony handrail and curtain step. In the rear block (the old farmhouse) the hall
has a late C16 granite ashlar fireplace with relieving arch over the lintel. The
crossbeam may be early or mid C17; it has plain soffit-chamfers. The rest of the
house is apparently early C18 although older structural features may be hidden
behind plaster. The inner room was a parlour. It has a moulded box cornice
including a dentil frieze. The chimney piece has an eared surround and the panel
above is flanked by fluted pilasters. A cupboard in the rear wall has similar
flanking pilasters and fielded panel door. The stair to rear is probably early C18
but the balusters are boxed in. The hall chamber has a bolection chimneypiece and
most of the doors in this block nave 2 fielded panels. Roof of this block also early
C18; A-frame trusses with pegged lap-jointed collars.

Listing NGR: SX7069489660

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