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Forda House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Milton Abbot, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.618 / 50°37'4"N

Longitude: -4.2133 / 4°12'47"W

OS Eastings: 243521

OS Northings: 82147

OS Grid: SX435821

Mapcode National: GBR NS.BHLS

Mapcode Global: FRA 272F.LDM

Entry Name: Forda House

Listing Date: 7 November 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1326342

English Heritage Legacy ID: 92446

Location: Milton Abbot, West Devon, Devon, PL16

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Milton Abbot

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

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Listing Text

SX 48 SW MILTON ABBOT

6/204 Forda House
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GV II*


Farmhouse. Medieval origins, circa late C16 remodelling. Stone rubble, partly
plastered, slate roofs, gabled at right end, hipped at left end. 2 stacks, one at
right gable end, 1 on ridge at junction between roofs. Probably a medieval open hall
house, the remains of a tall cusped timber window found in the rear wall of the wall
suggest an early C16 date. The hall was probably ceiled over in the late C16 with a
stack inserted backing on to the through passage, the 2-storey porch looks circa late
C16. A drain discovered during C20 renovations suggests that the lower end was used
as a shippon. 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 6-window front with scattered fenestration,
the lower end and the through passage under a slightly lower roofline. 2-storey
porch on front at left, rectangular stair projection in centre of higher end, front
left outshut under catslide roof to left of porch. The gabled porch has a chamfered
arched granite doorway below a 2-light mullioned window with a hoodmould. Large C20
window with granite hoodmould and architrave to stair projection, all other windows
1- 2- and 3-light C20 casements with glazing bars, 3 first floor windows under timber
lintels, 2 ground floor windows under concrete lintels.
Interior 1 massive closed truss from the medieval hall visible with a cambered
collar mortised into the principals, which are raised crucks, and massive purlins.
No access to roof apex at time of survey (1985). A circa late C16 doorframe on the
first floor leads into the room over the passage. A high status medieval house with
an unspoilt interior. The hall has a probably C16 cross beam with deep chamfers and
stops and an early C19 chimney piece. The inner room fireplace has a timber lintel
with ogee stops. The through passage plan survives.


Listing NGR: SX4352182147

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