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Falkedon Farmhouse (North) Including Garden Walls Adjoining to the South-East

A Grade II Listed Building in Spreyton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7431 / 50°44'35"N

Longitude: -3.8355 / 3°50'7"W

OS Eastings: 270592

OS Northings: 95330

OS Grid: SX705953

Mapcode National: GBR QB.TJFY

Mapcode Global: FRA 27V3.X5M

Entry Name: Falkedon Farmhouse (North) Including Garden Walls Adjoining to the South-East

Listing Date: 4 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1171668

English Heritage Legacy ID: 95059

Location: Spreyton, West Devon, Devon, EX17

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Spreyton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Spreyton St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


2/257 Falkedon Farmhouse (north)
including garden walls adjoining
to the south-east

Farmhouse. Mid C17 (probably earlier core), refurbished in the C18, modernised in
the early C19. Plastered cob on stone rubble footings; stone rubble stacks, one
still with its original granite ashlar chimneyshaft; asbestos slate roof, formerly
Plan and development: 3-room-and-through-passage plan house facing south-east. At
the left end is the inner room. It has a gable-end stack but this might be a C19
insertion. The room was probably a dairy formerly. The hall has an axial stack
backing onto the passage. The service end room is a parlour with a projecting gable-
end stack. A kitchen block projects at right angles to rear of the inner room and
has a large gable-end stack, and a granary block projects at right angles to rear of
the service end parlour. Although only C17 and C18 features can be seen the plan of
the house suggests C16 origins as an open hall house. It is now 2 storeys
Exterior: irregular 3-window front of mostly C19 and C20 casements with glazing bars
although there are, at the right end, C19 16-pane sashes; one to the parlour and
another to the chamber above, the lower one is taller. The passage front doorway
contains a C19 6-panel door (another similar to rear), the doorcase has panelled
pilasters and the flat hood rests on shaped brackets. The roof is gable-ended. At
the back of the granary there is an external flight of stone steps up to the first
floor doorway.
Interior: no carpentry is exposed in the service end parlour. The earliest feature
here is a C18 crockery cupboard with shaped-shelves. The fireplace here is blocked
by a C20 grate. The hall has a large granite fireplace with a soffit-chamfered and
straight cut-stopped oak lintel. The crossbeam is soffit-chamfered with step stops
(and including one pyramid stop). The inner room fireplace has a C20 grate and no
carpentry is exposed. The kitchen has suffered a fire which burnt out the fireplace
lintel and charred the crossbeam. There is a good deal of C18 joinery detail
throughout the house including 2-panel doors hung on H-hinges and cupboards with
panelled doors. Roof is inaccessible but the bases of straight principals show
suggesting A-frame trusses, probably C17 or C18.
The front garden is enclosed by a tall wall. Most of it is cob on stone rubble
footings with tile coping but the south-west side (alongside the lane) was rebuilt in
the C19 in local stone rubble.

Listing NGR: SX7059295330

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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