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Fourways Including Garden and Playground Walls to the South-East

A Grade II Listed Building in South Tawton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7551 / 50°45'18"N

Longitude: -3.8783 / 3°52'42"W

OS Eastings: 267601

OS Northings: 96733

OS Grid: SX676967

Mapcode National: GBR Q8.DRH9

Mapcode Global: FRA 27R2.YPH

Plus Code: 9C2RQ44C+2M

Entry Name: Fourways Including Garden and Playground Walls to the South-East

Listing Date: 4 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1305892

English Heritage Legacy ID: 94993

Location: South Tawton, West Devon, Devon, EX17

County: Devon

Civil Parish: South Tawton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: South Tawton St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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1/291 Fourways, including garden and
playground walls to the south-east


House, former school and master's house. Late C19. Snecked local stone with
rusticated granite quoins and Cocktree ashlar detail; stone stack with ashlar
chimneyshaft; slate roof with pierced and crenellated ridgetiles including a
terracotta finial.
Plan: L-shaped building with the main block facing south-east. Main block has a 2-
room plan. The larger right room is the former school room and there is a porch to
the entrance near the right end. The left room is the front room of the master's
house and it has a gable-end stack. Another room to rear in a block projecting at
right angles and the entrance to the former master's house was into this rear room.
2 storeys.
Exterior: the front has 2 ground floor and 1 first floor window (a half dormer with
hipped roof). All are timber mullion-and-transom casements without glazing bars.
At the right end the former school porch is gabled and has a round-headed outer arch
containing a plank door with fanlight. The roof is gable-ended and there is, at the
left end, a small hipped hood over a former bellcote. The right end wall has a
ground floor 3-light window similar to the front ones under a large first floor
lunette with hoodmould.
Interior has much circa 1900 joinery and other detail.
The front garden and the former segregated boys' and girls' playgrounds each side
are enclosed with stone rubble walls with rusticated granite coping and square-
section granite ashlar gate posts with truncated pyramid caps.
This is an unspoilt small but very pretty late Victorian country school and master's

Listing NGR: SX6760196733

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