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Farmbuildings at Edmeston

A Grade II Listed Building in Modbury, Devon

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Latitude: 50.353 / 50°21'10"N

Longitude: -3.9073 / 3°54'26"W

OS Eastings: 264409

OS Northings: 52087

OS Grid: SX644520

Mapcode National: GBR Q8.1B2G

Mapcode Global: FRA 28P3.KL0

Entry Name: Farmbuildings at Edmeston

Listing Date: 25 January 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1108116

English Heritage Legacy ID: 99647

Location: Modbury, South Hams, Devon, PL21

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: Modbury

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Modbury St George

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SX 65 SW
(off north side)
Farmbuildings at


Large group of farmbuildings around 2 courtyards. Mostly C19, but may contain
some earlier fabric. Rubble walls, slate roofs, all gabled. Immediately west
of the farmhouse (qv) is a V-shaped range of 2-storey buildings set into the
ground slope on the west side; the south front has two lofty segmental headed
doors at the head of a lateral flight of 14 stone steps carried on an arch, also
a large granite water cistern recieving water from a spring outlet. From here
also a tunnel runs partly under the buildings and partly under a raiaed part on
the west side. In the courtyard frontage are two 3-light glazed openings and a
third with shutters above two openings with cambered heads. On the right a barn
on two levels which adjoins a lofty 3-storey barn entered from the west at high
level, and from the yard at lowest level; this has 2 glazed lights above 2 first
floor loading doors which are over 2 elliptical-headed openings with paired
wooden doors. To the right is a lower 2-storey range with one opening having a
marked granitelintel and 3 (formerly 4) elliptical-headed openings with doors:
above were similar openings, now blocked and with vents. Lower wing returns,
right with an early door, vented over. The far side of this courtyard is
entered by a covered cartway, raised in the 1980s. Interiors partly inspected,
roofs where seen either C19 queen post or simple construction. The 3-storey
barn and adjacent range may have been used for wool storage and drying. The
whole is a very fine C19 group, in generally unchanged condition externally,
making with the farmhouse an important historical assembly.

Listing NGR: SX6440952087

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