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Latitude: 51.0313 / 51°1'52"N
Longitude: -3.7125 / 3°42'44"W
OS Eastings: 280014
OS Northings: 127164
OS Grid: SS800271
Mapcode National: GBR L6.H9BL
Mapcode Global: FRA 363D.9HP
Entry Name: Abbot's Park and Short Section of Garden Wall Adjoining to South
Listing Date: 24 November 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1213227
English Heritage Legacy ID: 397620
Location: Molland, North Devon, Devon, EX36
District: North Devon
Civil Parish: Molland
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Molland St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS 82 NW
15/41 Abbot's Park and short section of
- garden wall adjoining to south
Farmhouse, now house. Early to mid C17, probably incorporating late-Medieval fabric.
Late C19 alterations and late C20 additions. Rendered, probably over stone rubble or
cob. Corrugated-asbestos roof, gable-ended to left and hipped to right. Rubble
square axial stack with weatherings and cap. Cob wall with tiled coping.
Plan and development: C17 2-room baffle-entry plan, facing south. Probably a
remodelling of a late-Medieval 3-room and cross-or-through-passage plan house. 2
rooms to left flanking stack with central baffle entrance. Putative cross passage to
right of right-hand room with putative service room (now kitchen) beyond. It appears
that in the Cl7 the lower room and former cross passage (entrance blocked) were
retained as service rooms and that the former hall and inner room to left were
altered by the insertion of the axial stack with baffle entrance and staircase to
rear. Continuous lean-to outshut at rear probably a C17 addition (see window). Axial
passage in lean-to, and small room behind left-hand ground-floor room with probably
early C17 winder staircase, possibly pre-dating the principal C17 remodelling. The
service end appears to have been altered and reduced to a lean-to, possibly in the
late C19 or early C20 (see lean-to roof). Probably C18 1-storey lean-to at front to
right incorporating what might have been a kennel below. Late C20 glazed porch to
right-hand door and C20 stone porch to front door. Further late C20 alterations
including 1-room plan addition to left and part of lean-to to rear of kitchen
converted to garage. Two storeys with 1-storey lean-to.
Exterior: Asymmetrical 3-window front; late C19 2-and 3-light wooden casements.
Ground floor 1-light wooden casement to right. C19 boarded door between first and
second windows from left with pegged chamfered wooden frame and C20 low-pitched stone
porch. C20 half-glazed door to right-hand end; C20 glazed lean-to porch has probably
C17 ribbed and nail-studded boarded door with wrought-iron strap hinges (door
probably reused from front doorway). Section of garden wall adjoining at right
angles to left of porch, with boarded door. 1-storey lean-to addition to right with
small ground-floor window to right-hand return front and probable former kennel below
with stone reveals to opening and wooden lintel. C20 addition to left-hand end of
house with flat-topped semi dormer and 4-light French casements. C17 3-light leaded
chamfered mullioned oak window in lean-to to rear of stack, with deeply-splayed oak
Interior: Largely early to mid-C17 fixtures and fittings. Ground-floor rooms to
left and right of stack have deep chamfered cross beams and half beams with scroll
stops. Large open stone fireplace in ground-floor room to left of stack, with
dressed stone jambs and chamfered wooden lintel with scroll stops. C18 cupboard in
wall to right of front window in left-hand room, with 2 raised and fielded panels.
Open stone fireplace in room to right of stack with dressed stone reveals, plain
wooden lintel and bread oven. C17 segmental-headed boarded doors with beaded frames,
2 in entrance lobby and one in rear wall of each ground-floor rooms to left and right
of stack. Former cross passage to right with late C19 pump. Old boarded door
between ground-floor room to right of stack and former cross passage. Small room in
lean-to to rear of left-hand ground-floor room; c.1600 doorway with carpenter's-
mitred narrow-chamfered frame. Old oak winder stair, in corner of room. Three early
to mid-C17 doorways with mason's-mitred joints and wide chamfers with curved runout
stops, one to rear ground-floor corridor, one to left-hand bedroom with C17 panelled
door and one to cupboard by stack in left-hand bedroom (minus door). Old boarded
door to bedroom to right of stack. Roof appears to be C17, with A-frame trusses.
Listing NGR: SS8001427164
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