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Lower Flydon Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in North Molton, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.0889 / 51°5'20"N

Longitude: -3.8026 / 3°48'9"W

OS Eastings: 273849

OS Northings: 133720

OS Grid: SS738337

Mapcode National: GBR L2.CQGV

Mapcode Global: FRA 26X7.QCT

Entry Name: Lower Flydon Farmhouse

Listing Date: 24 November 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1288693

English Heritage Legacy ID: 398970

Location: North Molton, North Devon, Devon, EX36

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: North Molton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: North Molton All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

NORTH MOLTON FLYDON HILL
SS 73 SW
10/153 Lower Flydon Farmhouse
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GV II
Farmhouse, now divided. Mid C17, substantially enlarged in the mid to late C19. C17
range with coursed stone rubble to ground floor, rendered cob above to first floor
and gable-ended corrugated-asbestos roof (probably formerly thatched). C17 stone
square stack, that to left with top rebuilt in C19 red brick. C19 addition of
uncoursed stone rubble with red-brick dressings to openings and slate roof (with C20
bitumen covering), gable-ended to right and hipped to left. Brick stacks, and
truncated external stone end stack to left.
Plan and development: C17 two-room plan, facing south-east (ground falls to left).
End stacks, integral to right and external to left. Larger left-hand room. Large
C19 addition to left, set forward; consisting of 2 rooms to left divided by stack,
entrance and staircase hall to right (kitchen to left) passage to rear and lean-to
addition at rear. Two storeys, with one-storey lean-to addition at rear of C17 part.
Exterior: C17 range with slightly set-back front wall to left. Two first-and
ground-floor windows to centre; all late C20 two-light wooden casements. Small
ground-floor fire window to left with C19 two-light wooden casement. C20 four
panelled half-glazed door to right with late C20 lean-to porch. Straight joint
between ground-floor windows (possibly former doorway). C19 addition to left with 4-
bay front; late C20 casements (mostly top-hung) in C19 openings with brick jamb and
flat-arched heads. C19 six-panelled door in recessed porch to right (3 beaded-flush
lower panels and 3 recessed upper panels) with margin-light rectangular overlight.
Two-storey lean-to at rear.
Interior of C17 range: Right-hand ground-floor room (present kitchen has C17
chamfered cross beam with stepped stops). C17 open stone fireplace to right with
blocked bread oven and chamfered wooden lintel north scroll stops. C17 winder
staircase (partly rebuilt) at rear of stack. Seat in front window left-hand ground-
floor room has C17 deep-chamfered spine beam and hall beams, with stepped runout
stops. Cupboard to left of fireplace has old boarded door with strap hinges. Two-
bay C17 roof with pairs of roughly-chamfered purlins. Interior of C19 addition to
left with largely complete fixtures and fittings, including staircase with stick
balusters and turned foot newel post, and blocked fireplace in kitchen with wooden
lintel.

Listing NGR: SS7384933720

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

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