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Little Fairwood

A Grade II Listed Building in Tedburn St. Mary, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7415 / 50°44'29"N

Longitude: -3.6627 / 3°39'45"W

OS Eastings: 282777

OS Northings: 94866

OS Grid: SX827948

Mapcode National: GBR QN.CLP2

Mapcode Global: FRA 3763.YPT

Plus Code: 9C2RP8RP+JW

Entry Name: Little Fairwood

Listing Date: 11 November 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1287896

English Heritage Legacy ID: 401118

Location: Tedburn St. Mary, Teignbridge, Devon, EX6

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Tedburn St. Mary

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Tedburn St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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House. Late medieval origins, remodelled in the circa late C16, late C20 re-roofing
and some refenestration. Whitewashed plastered cob; tiled roof, gabled at ends
(formerly thatched), cob axial stack with brick shaft, projecting rear lateral stack
with brick shaft.
Present plan 4 rooms wide, single depth with a cross passage. The late medieval plan
was an open hall house, possibly with a narrow 2-storey inner room at the left end.
The open hall house may have been divided by a tall partition with the hall with an
open hearth to the left. The lower end, to the right, was probably floored over
first with a rear lateral stack added with a newel stair at the rear, and used as a
kitchen. When the rest of the house was floored the axial stack was inserted, partly
in the width of the passage. At a later date, probably in the C18, an extra room was
added at the (lower) right end of the house. A C19 stair has been added in the rear
of the passage.
2 storeys. Asymmetrical 5-window front with 2 first floor gabled dormers.
Approximately central front door into passage, projecting semi-circular bread oven to
left of door. Second doorway to the right-hand end of the range. 3 first floor and
1 ground floor casement windows preserve small panes, other fenestration C20. The
medieval hall window survives, blocked on the rear wall; a 4-light timber mullioned
window with mullions with diagonal stops.
Interior Some C16 features survive, others are probably concealed by wall plaster.
The lower end room has a chamfered cross beam with bar stops, rear right timber newel
stair with oak treads. The hall has a chamfered cross beam with step stops. Parts
of the medieval roof are preserved; a jointed cruck over the hall has a threaded
ridge and trenched purlins, collar no longer exists. Some smoke-blackened rafters
survive. An interesting feature of the house is a first floor plank and muntin oak
partition above the left-hand partition of the passage. The fireplaces have C20
grates, probably concealing earlier features.
An attractively-sited evolved house of the region, the survival of the medieval hall
window on the rear wall is remarkable.

Listing NGR: SX8277794866

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