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Group of Farmbuildings South West of Great Park Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Crediton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7813 / 50°46'52"N

Longitude: -3.6595 / 3°39'34"W

OS Eastings: 283104

OS Northings: 99286

OS Grid: SX831992

Mapcode National: GBR QN.91HY

Mapcode Global: FRA 3770.S5N

Entry Name: Group of Farmbuildings South West of Great Park Farmhouse

Listing Date: 2 October 1992

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197119

English Heritage Legacy ID: 386946

Location: Crediton, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Crediton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Crediton

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


SX8399 Group of farmbuildings south west of
672-1/4/2 Great Park Farmhouse.


Group of farmbuildings including a linhay, shippon with bank
barn over, dairy, stables and building of unknown function,
possibly an engine house. Circa 1850. Flemish bond brick on
stone rubble footings; slate roofs; cast iron gutters,
down-pipe and water tank. Plan: 3 ranges of buildings fronting
a yard.The south range is a north-facing 6-bay linhay. The
west range, adjoining at right angles, is a large bank barn
over a shippon. Adjoining this, and at an obtuse angle to it,
is a small dairy block for servicing the shippon. Adjoining
this, also at an obtuse angle and facing south-west, is a
stable block. Attached to the stable block, at the north-east
end, is a small lean-to,possible former engine house, partly
built round a tall iron water tank that collected all the
water from the front pitches of the barn and stable roofs and
fed a granite trough in front of it.
Exterior: The linhay has timber chamfered posts and is still
open-fronted throughout. The bank barn/shippon is unusual in
having 2 first floor doorways to the barn from the yard, not
the usual single door. The doorways have segmental arched
heads and floating brick porches, the cheeks carried on
moulded granite corbels, and shallow lean-to roofs, also on
shaped granite corbels. 8 doorways on the ground floor (some
blocked) have segmental arched heads with brick voussoirs. The
rear elevation has a doorway with brick cheeks leading onto a
farm track to the fields. Some of the doorways have been
blocked. The dairy block is one-bay with a large
segmental-headed arched doorway and a loft window. The stable
block is 4 bays with a doorway to right of centre flanked by
windows; loft doorway above the ground floor door, also
flanked by windows, second loft door to the right. The
rivetted iron water tank at the right end is large (about 3
and a half metres) and cylindrical with a tap above the
triangular granite water trough.Lean-to abuts the tall, ramped
stone wall to the yard;it is roofed with massive thick slates,
and door on the south east side has an iron frame and iron
middle rail, the lower half infilled with boards.
Interior: All buildings roofed with early C19 king post and
strut trusses, some struts missing but may never have been
used as the same arrangement is noticeable at Wellparks
(q.v.), another Downes estate farmyard. Lean-to has roof
supported on iron rafters, and contains a granite platform
with the remains of some iron fixings.
Group value with the farmhouse and an earlier farmbuilding to
the east. An interesting example of a small planned estate

Listing NGR: SX8310499286

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