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Farm Office, Garden Walls and Railings East of Yeo Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Chagford, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.6635 / 50°39'48"N

Longitude: -3.8712 / 3°52'16"W

OS Eastings: 267848

OS Northings: 86539

OS Grid: SX678865

Mapcode National: GBR Q9.SFBX

Mapcode Global: FRA 27SB.1NC

Entry Name: Farm Office, Garden Walls and Railings East of Yeo Farmhouse

Listing Date: 16 September 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1106168

English Heritage Legacy ID: 94623

Location: Chagford, West Devon, Devon, TQ13

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Chagford

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Chagford St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SX 68 NE CHAGFORD

3/94 Farm Office, garden walls and
railings east of Yeo Farmhouse
23.12.86
GV II

Farm office and front garden walls. Late C19. The office and its furniture by
Crocker of Exeter. Office of granite stone rubble with granite ashlar dressings and
slate roof with crested ridge tiles. Garden walls of granite with cast iron railings
and gates.
Plan: Small 1-room plan office with gable end front facing south-south-east, say
south, and with rear end stack. From rear right corner a low rubble garden wall
extends eastwards curving round to return across front where it includes a mounting
block over a goose pen or dog kennel. The rest of the garden is enclosed by iron-
railed walls and another similar wall runs alongside the path from the front gate to
the front door of the farmhouse.
Description: The office is a small gable-ended block. The front contains a doorway
flanked by narrow lancet-like windows. The doorway is shoulder headed, the corbels
supporting a low segmental arch of neatly-shaped voussoirs with a projecting and
fluted keystone. The corbels and springing blocks have circular depressions. The
doorway contains a replacement panelled door. The windows (including a larger one on
the right side) have similarly-shaped heads and contain narrow mullioned and
transomed windows. The front gable has lost its original bargeboards and scissor-
braced struts. The granite ashlar chimney shaft has soffit-moulded coping and there
is some dog tooth like enrichment around its base. The office still contains its
original purpose-built office furniture including 2 desks.
The wall attached to the office and along the northern side of the garden is rubble
built with rounded coping. The mounting block steps are inside the garden. The top
is a large slab of granite covering a space below which once had a door and is
therefore thought to have been a goose pen or dog kennel. The rest of the garden
walls are cast cast iron spear-headed railings. They are taller alongside the
cobbled path ramping down along the front of the garden. The gates are in similar
style.
The farm office and contemporary railings are very pretty but more than that they
form part of an important and well-preserved group of listed buildings which include
the farmhouse (q.v.), mill (q.v.), smithy and cartshed (q.v.), barn (q.v.) and the
old Old School House (q.v.). The original architects plans for the office and its
furniture are in the possession of the owners. The office documents were removed to
the Devon Record Office in 1986. The Perryman family have lived on the site since
circa 1450.


Listing NGR: SX6785186541

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