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Silverstreet Farmhouse Including Front Garden Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Culmstock, Devon

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Latitude: 50.9222 / 50°55'19"N

Longitude: -3.2953 / 3°17'42"W

OS Eastings: 309054

OS Northings: 114433

OS Grid: ST090144

Mapcode National: GBR LS.Q702

Mapcode Global: FRA 36ZN.XQ4

Plus Code: 9C2RWPC3+VV

Entry Name: Silverstreet Farmhouse Including Front Garden Railings

Listing Date: 17 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1147725

English Heritage Legacy ID: 95914

Location: Culmstock, Mid Devon, Devon, EX15

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Culmstock

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Culmstock All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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ST 01 SE
9/65 Silverstreet Farmhouse including
- front garden railings
- II
Farmhouse. Late C17, rearranged and enlarged in mid C19. The older section is
Flemish bond local brick, including a few burnt headers, the rest is local stone
rubble with brick dressings, and the front is plastered and lightly incised as
ashlar; brick stacks all topped with C20 brick; slate roof.
Plan and development: the layout of the present house is mid C19. The house faces
south. The main block has a 3-room plan with entrance hall containing the main
stair. At the left (west) end there is a large heated drawing room with a gable-end
stack. Alongside is a small lobby room heated by an axial stack backing onto the
entrance hall. The right room is the dining room with a gable-end stack. At the
right end, on the same axis to the main block but set back from the front is a
lower kitchen block with a large stack backing onto the dining room stack. The
dining room block is double depth having an unheated dairy block projecting to rear.
This double depth dining room/dairy section is late C17. The rest appears to be mid
C19 although the farmer reports that much of the front is brick (and therefore late
C17). Also the kitchen stack is apparently late C17 and it might be that the rubble
kitchen block is contemporary. Kitchen and dairy is 2 storeys, the main block is 2
storeys with attics.
Exterior: main block has a mid C19 front, a regular but not symmetrical 4-window
front of 16-pane sashes. The front doorway is right of centre and contains a 4-
panel door with side lights. The main roof and kitchen roof are gable-ended with
shaped kneelers and coping. The right end of the main block above the kitchen block
is original brickwork and includes casements containing rectangular panes of leaded
glass under segmental arches. Rear has C19 casements with glazing bars.
Interior: is largely the result of the mid C19 refurbishment and contains a great
detail of joinery and other detail from that period. However the ornamental plaster
cornice in the dining room might be late C17. There is a simpler version in the
bedchamber above. The dairy has a C17 soffit-chamfered and scroll-stopped beam.
The roof was not available for inspection at the time of this survey.
In front of the main block the garden is enclosed by a mid C19 low rubble wall
surmounted by wrought iron railings, alternate hoops and fleur-de-lys finials.
Ostensibly an attractive C19 farmhouse this nevertheless includes some C17 work and
this is a very early example of brickwork in rural Devon.

Listing NGR: ST0905414433

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