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Latitude: 50.7877 / 50°47'15"N
Longitude: -3.2681 / 3°16'5"W
OS Eastings: 310708
OS Northings: 99449
OS Grid: SY107994
Mapcode National: GBR LT.ZMVZ
Mapcode Global: FRA 4710.8ML
Entry Name: Feniton Cottage feniton House longmeadows Lane
Listing Date: 24 October 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1162307
English Heritage Legacy ID: 86829
Location: Feniton, East Devon, Devon, EX14
District: East Devon
Civil Parish: Feniton
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Feniton St Andrew
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
ST 19 NW
7/69 Feniton House, Feniton Cottage and
- Longmeadows Lodge
Former rectory, now divided into 3 occupations. Late C16 - early C17 on older site,
remodelled in the early - mid C18, refurbished in the mid C19, modernised when
subdivided circa 1970. The older part is stucco on cob with stone rubble footings,
the later parts are stone rubble and brick; stone rubble and brick stacks with
plastered chimneyshafts; slate roof.
Plan and development: basically a T-plan house. The main block faces south-east.
It is double depth and houses the principal rooms at the front, one each side of the
central entrance lobby and rear staircase. The left room, a parlour or dining room
has a projecting end stack and the right room, once a library has a rear lateral
stack. The kitchen behind the dining room/parlour has a rear lateral stack and the
rest of the rear part is taken up by the stairs. This part is occupied by Feniton
House. In fact the library used to be a larger room but the right end part has been
divided off and belongs to Long Meadows Lodge which occupies the rest of a crosswing
projecting forward. Here a 3-room plan cottage has been made by using part of the
libary, infilling a carriageway and converting the space into a second room and
using a former summerhouse or billiard room at the end of the wing. C20 service
extensions to rear. Feniton Cottage occupies a service wing projecting to rear of
the left end of the main house.
The historic core of the house is the front part of the main block. The axial wall
between the front and rear parts is cob like the front one and the roof structure
indicated a late C16 - early C17 shell. The house was made double depth in the
early - mid C18 and most of the present layout appears to date from then. It was
refurbished in the mid C19 and the wings probably date from then. The billiard
room/summerhouse was added in the early C20. 2 storeys, the billiard
room/summerhouse is single storey.
Exterior: the main house (Feniton House) has a symmetrical 5-window front arranged
around the central doorway. The door is a C20 replacement but the panelled reveals
and Doric porch with fluted columns, moulded entablature with trigylphs etc is
original, that is to say mid C19. The 2 windows to right are 15-pane sashes, the
French windows to left may be late C19. First floor 12-pane sashes. The outer and
centre bays have gables over, the centre one with a triangular headed half dormer.
All the windows have moulded plaster architraves and the C19 plaster is lightly
incised as ashlar. The roof is gable-ended. The front wing (Long Meadows Lodge) is
built in the same style, including the front extension. The carriageway arch is
blocked by a C20 curving bay window and the doorway alongside is contemporary. The
other windows are ground floor 15-pane sashes and first floor 12-pane sashes. The
rear of the main house includes another 15-pane sash for the stairs. The rear block
(Feniton Cottage) has an irregular collection of 9, 15 and 16-pane sashes.
Interior: the main block (Feniton House) has a late C16 - early C17 roof over the
front part and it is carried on side-pegged jointed crucks. There are some early -
mid C18 fielded panel doors on the first floor but the staircase and other detail is
C19. Long-Meadows Cottage contains mostly C20 detail. Feniton Cottage was not
available for inspection at the time of the survey and it might contain features
earlier than the C19.
Feniton is an attractive little village containing a good group of listed buildings.
A terrier of 1614 describes a Parsonage House in Feniton, presumably here. It was
already old at that time and contained a hall, kitchen, buttery, bakehouse, bunting
house, malthouse and millhouse on the ground floor with a study and 7 chambers over
Source: Devon SMR.
Listing NGR: SY1070899449
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