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Latitude: 50.6945 / 50°41'40"N
Longitude: -3.8226 / 3°49'21"W
OS Eastings: 271370
OS Northings: 89906
OS Grid: SX713899
Mapcode National: GBR QD.3MR4
Mapcode Global: FRA 27W7.NM5
Entry Name: Coach House and Stables Approximately 1 Metre North East of Parford House
Listing Date: 4 March 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1326085
English Heritage Legacy ID: 94921
Location: Drewsteignton, West Devon, Devon, TQ13
District: West Devon
Civil Parish: Drewsteignton
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Drewsteignton
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SX 78 NW
Coach house and stables approximately 1 metre north-east of Parford House
Coach house (now garage) and stables, incorporating former linhay and bakehouse.
C17, converted to present use in early C20. Granite stone rubble, plastered to
front; disused granite stack; thatch roof.
Plan and development: l-shaped building forming 2 sides of the service courtyard to
east of Parford House. The longer block faces south and backs onto the road. It
has a central cross passage with a clock tower over. To left is a store (maybe a
tack room) with hayloft over, and to right 3 coach houses (now garages). Stables
crosswing at left end in a taller block projecting forward and its roof carried over
the drive carriageway at the front end. The south side of the courtyard is enclosed
by a tall stone rubble wall. However the buildings incorporate older elements. The
store room section of the main block was formerly an open-fronted 3-bay linhay and
the stables crosswing was formerly a bakehouse and there is a large disused
fireplace in its rear end wall.
Exterior: the store has a doorway to right of this part. Small window alongside
right and a casement with glazing bars to left. Garages have large plank doors.
Gabled clock tower with painted clock face is surmounted by a wrought iron weather
vane. Roof of main block is hipped to left and butts that of the crosswing to left.
The stable block has 2 adjacent doors towards the left end. The right door has an
overlight. Small window to right. There is a granite water trough and mounting
block against this wall. The roof is hipped both ends.
Interiors: are largely the result of the early C20 refurbishment and little
structural carpentry is exposed. However the store room section of the main block
has a C17 roof. It has a narrow span and has true cruck principals to rear and
straight principals to the front supported on timber posts now buried in the wall.
The lap-jointed collars are probably secondary. The stables have been converted to
2 loose boxes since the early C20. The massive C17 fireplace is blocked but it is
clear that it is granite with a soffit-chamfered oak lintel of large scantling. 2-
bay roof includes a large (probably C17) A-frame truss missing its collar.
This is an attractive courtyard of service buildings associated with Parford House
Listing NGR: SX7137089906
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