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A Grade II* Listed Building in Braunton, Devon

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Latitude: 51.117 / 51°7'1"N

Longitude: -4.18 / 4°10'48"W

OS Eastings: 247512

OS Northings: 137563

OS Grid: SS475375

Mapcode National: GBR KK.9YQP

Mapcode Global: VH3Q7.H6J1

Plus Code: 9C3Q4R89+RX

Entry Name: Fairlinch

Listing Date: 25 February 1965

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1325553

English Heritage Legacy ID: 98273

Location: Braunton, North Devon, Devon, EX33

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Braunton

Built-Up Area: Braunton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Braunton St Brannock

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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7/33 Fairlinch
- II*

Farmhouse built 1629 (by porch datestone) extended at rear in late C18 and rendered
extension to front rebuilt in C20. Rubble stone, C18 extension in brick with slate
roofs, hipped to left end of main range, gable-ends to extensions. Originally
single-depth through passage plan with 2-storey porch to front lateral stack to
rear, the rebuilt right-angled extension to front right-end forming L-shape and the
C19 extension to rear at right angles to left end of main range forming overall Z-
shape. 2 storeys formerly 4-window range to main range, the left-side openings now
blocked on both floors. Crenellated 2-storey porch with sash 8 over 8 panes with
datestone and heraldic shield in stone inset above. Rounded porch archway of
dressed stone. Cl7 inner doorway with moulded surround and scroll stops and
original door with cover strips. To right of porch are 2 sash windows on each
floor, all 8 over 8 panes. L-shape extension has sash 8 over 8 panes above double
sash window 6 over 6 panes to left aid 8 over 12 panes to right, then 3 bays of
sashes 8 over 8 panes above sash. 8 over 12 panes to left of C20 door. South-
facing late C18 extension has 2 sashes on each floor, 8 over 8 panes to upper
storey, 8 over 12 panes to ground floor. Main range contains fine rooms on each
floor to left of through-passage. Ground floor has Cl7 panelling on all 4 walls, 4
panels high with interwoven griffins in the cornice. Particularly good chimneypiece
dated 1635 with the 4 carved figures of Faith, Hope, Charity and Justice with 2
heralds in low relief flanking them and central panel with heraldic shield of
Burgoyne family. Horseshoe shaped decorative iron canopy and grate. Round-arched
niche on opposing wall in position of blocked window. Enriched plaster mouldings on
the two transverse ceiling beams supported at each end on Corinthian pilasters.
Initials of M Burgoyne over doorway. The chamber over has rich Cl7 ornamental
plasterwork ceiling of geometrical strapwork design running out from two central
pendants of which only the truncated bosses survive, with 6 of the panels decorated
with naturalistic scenes, the corner panels with various birds, one of the central
panels with lions, the other with fox and hounds. The cornice to the coved sides
and end walls, the inner wall bearing the Burgoyne shield, also has strapwork
design, the mouldings running over each face of the 2 trusses. Six Cl7 roof trusses
to main range formerly with 2 tiers of threaded purlins, some reused and now
trenched. Unmoulded horizontal boarding to room to right of cross-passage. The
late C18 extension also contains many of its original features, including open-well
staircase lit by large venetian window with original treads, moulded string and
handrail, and turned balusters. Dentilled hall cornice. Principal room with eared
surround to chimneypiece with central plaque with swag decoration over ornate
wrought iron hood and grate.

Listing NGR: SS4751237563

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