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Coach House and Stables Approximately 1 Metre North East of Parford House

A Grade II Listed Building in Drewsteignton, Devon

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1326085

English Heritage Legacy ID: 94921

Location: Drewsteignton, West Devon, Devon, TQ13

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Drewsteignton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Drewsteignton

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SX 78 NW
7/127

DREWSTEIGNTON
SANDYPARK

Coach house and stables approximately 1 metre north-east of Parford House

GV
II

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
(q.v).

Listing NGR: SX7137089906

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