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Latitude: 50.8256 / 50°49'32"N
Longitude: -3.6146 / 3°36'52"W
OS Eastings: 286374
OS Northings: 104137
OS Grid: SS863041
Mapcode National: GBR LB.XB3X
Mapcode Global: FRA 369X.KLN
Entry Name: Chilton Fold
Listing Date: 7 October 1984
Last Amended: 4 November 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1325594
English Heritage Legacy ID: 96486
Location: Cheriton Fitzpaine, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17
District: Mid Devon
Civil Parish: Cheriton Fitzpaine
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Cheriton Fitzpaine
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
CHERITON FITZPAINE CHILTON LANE, Chilton
SS 80 SE
10/34 Chilton Fold
House, formerly farmhouse with adjoining store and well-house. Early C16 with later
C16 and C17 improvements and C19 additions; modernised and extended in mid C20.
Plastered cob on rubble footings; rubble and brick stacks; thatched roof. A much-
altered 3-room-and-through-passage plan house facing east with the inner room at the
northern (right hand) side. C17 axial stack at lower end of service room (the former
gable end) and apparently C20 axial stack at upper end of hall. C17 dairy block at
right angles to rear of hall and C19 store and well-house to end of service room.
C20 extension to inner room. 2 storeys. 3-window front of C20 casements with
glazing bars to main house, the thatch eaves rising slightly over those on first
floor. C20 French windows to left are thought to represent original passage door.
Roof half hipped to right and gable-ended to left. On left end single storey store
room has C20 door and window; it was apparently open-fronted originally. At left
end and set forward from the store the well house of largely exposed rubble has C20
casement window with glazing bars in front and end walls. Its roof, half-hipped each
end, rises above that of adjoining store.
Interior: The original roof, carried on side-pegged jointed cruck trusses, survives
over the hall, passage and part of the service end. All is sooted indicating an
original open house divided by low partitions and heated by an open hearth fire. One
early-mid C16 screen survives but has been reset along the side wall of the C19
store; it is an oak plank-and-muntin screen including a flat-arched doorway, possibly
from lower side of the passage. On upper side of passage only headbeam of a plank-
and-muntin screen survives. Service room floored in late C16 with chamfered
crossbeam with step stops and hall floored in early C17 with a crossbeam treated with
a rebated ogee mould. Service room has late C17 volcanic ashlar fireplace with
chamfered and runout-stopped oak lintel, rear bread oven and alcove to left. The end
truss of the roof was put in about the same time, an elm A-frame with pegged lap-
jointed collar, the same as the dairy roof. The dairy has a 2-light oak window frame
with chamfered mullion and inner room chamber has an C18 2-light casement with
rectangular leaded glass. The hall fireplace appears to be a C20 insertion into
internal cob crosswall. The well-house is a rare survival.
Listing NGR: SS8637404137
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